Former Major League All-star Minnie Minoso, Dead At 90


Orestes “Minnie” Minoso died Sunday at 90. Mr. Minoso, a seven-time American League All-Star, was the first black Cuban player in Major League Baseball. After a stellar 1951 season, he became “Mr. White Sox.” During his career, Minnie Minoso led the American League in hits, doubles, triples, sacrifice flies, stolen bases and total bases.

Minoso died without gaining entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY or without returning to his native Cuba. Mr. Minoso is a member of both the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame and the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

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