We remember the great Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso (1925-2015)

We remember Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso.  He was born in Cuba on this day in 1925  and died in Chicago in 2015.

As a boy growing up in Cuba, and later in the US, I remember hearing Miñoso stories from my father .  Orestes, as he was known in Cuba, played for Marianao and was a top draw in the Cuban winter leagues.  

We say thank you to Minnie Miñoso.    He was more than a baseball player for his fans in Latin America.

He retired with a .298 average, 186 HR, 1,963 hits & 1,023 RBI in 1,835 games.  His best years were in Chicago: 304 in 12 seasons with the White Sox.

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