Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso

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02 Jul Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso

Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso (1925- 2015), was 9x All Star, 3x Gold Glove & 3x leader in stolen bases & 3x triples.  His #9 was retired by White Sox. Member of Mexican, Negro & Cuban Exile Hall of Fames he should be in MLB Hall of Fame. He was 8x .AL .300 hitter & led AL once in hits, doubles & total bases, with a 10x lead in being hit by a pitch. He is immortalized in Cuban music by the cha-cha “Cuando Miñoso batea de verdad, la bola baila mi cha-cha-chá.

 

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