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When did Minnie Minoso die?

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Asked by: Gwendolyn Bryant

How did Minnie Minoso die?

a heart ailment

Found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car at a Chicago gas station at about 1 a.m., Minoso was declared dead at the scene, police said. Family members believe Minoso’s death was caused by a heart ailment, his son Charlie Rice-Minoso told the Chicago Tribune.

How old was Minnie Minoso when he got his last hit?

Minnie Minoso was born on Thursday, November 29, 1923, in Perico, Cuba. Minoso was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1949, with the Cleveland Indians.
Minnie Minoso.

Birth Name: Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso
Cemetery: Cremated

Who was the first black Latino baseball player?

Tony Perez helped open doors for fellow Afro Latinos
Miñoso became the first Afro Latino in MLB history in 1949 with the Cleveland Indians. Two years later, Miñoso was an All-Star with the Chicago White Sox and the runner-up for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

Who was the first black player for the Chicago White Sox?


On this date in 1951, Orestes (“Minnie”) Minoso became the first Black Chicago White Sox player. A veteran of the Negro Leagues’ New York Cubans and Bill Veeck’s Cleveland Indians, Minoso had a sensational rookie year, batting .

What does the MR patch on the White Sox jersey mean?

The White Sox added the commemorative patch featuring the initials “MR” scripted in white on a black oval in memory of Martyl Reinsdorf, the wife of White Sox team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.

Why do they call it the Mendoza Line?

The Mendoza Line was a term coined by a teammate of Mario Mendoza on the 1979 Mariners — usually credited to Tom Paciorek or Bruce Bochte — as a joke on the light-hitting shortstop, who typically carried an average around . 200 (though he actually finished with a career mark of . 215).

What years did Minnie Minoso play for the Chicago White Sox?

Miñoso was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1948. Between 1949 and 1964 he played for the Tribe (1949, 1951, 1958–59), Chicago White Sox (1951-1957, 1960–61, 1964, 1976, 1980), St.