Happy Birthday Minnie Minoso!!!
Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso StoryABOUT THIS PROJECT
Orestes Saturnino Armas Arietta (Minnie) Minoso … A hero to generations of baseball fans and thousands of others:
Born in Cuba, he’s 89+ and going strong. Like Jackie Robinson, Minoso was a baseball pioneer as the first Black Latin American star in the major leagues. Minnie broke the color line and was the first Black to wear a uniform in Chicago in 1951. The only player ever in professional ball to play in 7 different decades, he was an 8-time All Star, and had a lifetime .298 average. He missed being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by three votes in December, 2011.
No documentary has ever been made about Minnie Minoso. He’s still sharp and active as an ambassador for the White Sox. NOW is the time to recognize his lifetime achievements.
More than a year in production, we need money now to finish the documentary. The only way Minnie’s story can be told is with your contribution.
I have produced more than 500 documentary programs and have won 4 Emmy awards and many other prizes. Nobody has commissioned this one—I just know we have to finish it. I’ve been shooting videos with Minnie since 1976. This documentary is candid, personal, and uses footage that no one else in the world could have.
Minnie Minoso, Jim Landis, Luis Aparicio, and Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox.
1954-Tampa, FL- White Sox outfielder Orestes “Minnie” Minoso sits at the wheel of his green Cadillac
On November 3, Chicago White Sox legend Orestes “Minnie” Minoso was among 10 prominent baseball figures named as candidates for induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The 16-member “Golden Era” Committee - named for and formed to consider the Hall of Fame candidacies of players from baseball’s magical era of 1947-1972 - will vote on the 10 candidates at the Winter Meetings in December.
Bubba Phillips and Minnie Minoso of the Chicago White Sox.