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Minnie Minoso

Minnie MinosoAKA Saturnino Orestes Arrieta Armas [1]

Born: 29-Nov-1922 [2]
Birthplace: Matanza Province, Cuba
Died: 1-Mar-2015
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Cuban Comet

First black player for the Chicago White Sox, and a glaring omission from the Baseball Hall of Fame. Batted .298 over his 17-year Major League career, with 1,963 hits.

[1] Minnie Minoso, Just Call Me Minnie (1994), page 9: "My brothers and sisters went by the name Minoso, the name of my mother's first husband. But I was not a Minoso. My real name was Saturnino Orestes Arrieta Armas. Arrieta for my father and Armas for my mother."

[2] Memoir claims 1925, as do many sources, but he was born in 1922.

Father: Carlos Arrieta (d. 1977)
Mother: Cecelia Armas
Sister: Juanita
Brother: Cirilo
Brother: Francisco
Sister: Flora
Wife: Emilia Delgado (m. 1961, div. 1977)
Wife: (m. 1989, one son)
Son: Charlie

Chicago White Sox (1980)
    Chicago White Sox (1976)
    Chicago White Sox (1964)
    Washington Senators (1963)
    St. Louis Cardinals (1962)
    Chicago White Sox (1960-61)
    Cleveland Indians (1958-59)
    Chicago White Sox (1951-57)
    Cleveland Indians (1951)
    Cleveland Indians (1949)

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Author of books:
Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball (1994, memoir, with Herb Fagen)

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