Minnie Minoso for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Minnie Minoso spent nine full seasons with the Chicago White Sox during a thrilling and successful career that spanned seven decades, winning the 1951 AL Rookie of the Year award and hitting over .300 eight times. A seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award, the Havana, Cuba, native ranks fifth on the White Sox career list in both RBI (808) and extra-base hits (474). In honor of his illustrious career, Minoso’s uniform number (9) was retired by the White Sox in 1983. He was elected to the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and the World Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, and he has served as an ambassador for baseball and a community relations representative for the White Sox since his retirement from the game.

A one-of-a-kind person and player, Minnie is more than worthy of being a Hall of Famer, and he has a great chance to make it as a “Golden Era” ballot finalist this year.

We encourage you to share your messages below in support of his candidacy!


  1. Bill Hannigan

    Minnie Minoso…childhood memories, unsung baseball hero, loyal sportsman to his Chicago White Sox, gives back to the community…a Great Man!

    I an era of hugely inflated salaries, steroids, et al…Minnie is the real deal…always has been.

  2. Darren O'Neill

    Minnie is a legend and his career numbers are more than worthy of being in the Hall of Fame. He is a gracious man that has represented the White Sox, Major League Baseball and the Negro Leagues with the utmost in class. We’re rooting for you Minnie!

  3. Sally Kopko

    Minnie Minoso was the hero of the White Sox during my youth…even without knowing the ins and out of baseball, we all grew up knowing Minnie was the BEST!!!! I heartily endorse his entrance into the Hall of Fame…what a class act Minnie is….

  4. Judy Dabrowski

    Growing up in the 50’s, Minnie was a favorite White Sox player. Living in Bridgeport, we would walk to the game and be all fired up to see him play. He belongs in the Hall of Fame because he was such a great person and baseball player.


    MINNIE WAS AN INCREDIBLE PLAYER IN HIS PRIME. I was very Happy when he got a Hit in his 6th Decade in 1976. He is a well-deserving player.

  6. Kenneth D Stellon

    Minnie belongs! No one played harder. How many hits did he take in the head? He would just shrug them off and RUN to first base. Thank you, Minnie!

  7. Carl Rollberg

    Let Minnie in the Hall. He was a very exciting player. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. His hits were timely. He had speed was a great #3 spot hitter in the lineup.

  8. Deb Blumenstein

    Minnie Minoso is our one-of-a-kind perennial White Sox HERO! Played across 7 decades. Always smiling, always thrilled & thrilling to watch when he played. We support him for the Baseball Hall of Fame! YESSSSSSSS! Thank you.

  9. George Wurtzinger

    I watched Minnie (# 9) in many of his games. He gave the game his all in spite of the prejudice at the time.

    Several years ago, I met him at a restaurant and treated me like a long lost friend. We spoke for several minutes and as I left, he called to me, “God bless you.”.

    Here was a man who was cheered by 100’000’s of people and he made time to talk to me.

    I vote for Minnie and hope he wins.

  10. Edward Kausal

    When I was nine years old my Dad took Don Enk, Larry Malito and me to a sox game .we sat in left field. Behind Minnie
    We kept hollering for him to throw us a ball.
    It was practice and back then they didn’t give balls away the way they do now.
    Anyway we are these three Lilly white kids in the 50,s. Don yells out Minnie please give us a ball”We love you”
    He loved us too he turned around walked to the brick wall and flipped us the ball we were so excited we took turns sleeping with the ball. Nutty boys. But very happy boys.
    Thanks Minnie I still love you.

  11. Edward Kausal

    One more thing How in Gods name is Minnie not in the Hall of Fame years ago.
    Forgot to say ” Love you too. Dad”



  13. ChristianIamForever

    Christians! Babies die from abortions 3-4 times more frequently then people died in the World War II. If only 10% of people were active and prolife, called their deputies, government, presidents, then it could be 700 million people willing to outlaw abortions! So let’s do it!

    Here is the REAL story showing how harmful the abortion is.

    I got a call from a girl, she told me that she had been seeing my boyfriend the whole time we had been together, and she thought I should know since now I was pregnant by him. We’ve parted.

    I kept trying to figure out how I was going to take care of 2 kids. Even though I had always considered myself pro-life i found myself looking up abortion clinics in the phone book. I made the appointment, but I couldn’t keep it. I pretended like nothing had changed in my life, I tried to ignore the fact that I had a child growing inside of me. But there came a point where I had to make a decision. I had got back in touch with a wonderful man that I had dated years ago. Of course he didn’t know that I was almost 5 months pregnant. In a bikini you couldn’t even tell.

    The next day I went to the clinic. I don’t really remember the wait, my memory goes from walking in with all of the protestors yelling and taking pictures to being up on the table. I kept asking the nurse to give me medicine so that I would not remember anything. She gave me a shot of something and some gas, but I remember everything. That is part of my punishment, having to remember. I was shaking and crying. At one point I remember praying to God and asking for forgiveness for what I was about to do. I knew I was Wrong. But I did it anyway because it was the easiest thing for me to do. Instead of face up to my responsibilities. The doctor came into the room. After the machine came on I changed my mind, but it was too late. The nurses had to hold my legs apart and hold my arms down. The next day I had bruises. The ride home to my friends was terrible. I didn’t cry until I got there. Then I laid in bed and cried and cried. I mourned the baby that I killed. And still to this day I mourn for that poor helpless child I killed. God Please forgive me.

    This is the pain I will endure for the rest of my life. And this is what I deserve. If you are reading this and you are considering abortion just know that the pain never goes away. It is always there, even in the happy moments. You never forget, and you never forgive yourself… The day after my abortion 4 year old son and I moved in with the man I was talking about earlier. We now have a beautiful 6 month old baby boy that I adore and look forward to seeing grow up strong and healthy…. But what about the child I will never see grow up. I will always wonder about that baby. After my abortion I was crying and upset, I asked the nurses if the baby was a boy or a girl, but they wouldn’t tell me. I wanted to see for myself, to see what I had done, to punish myself but they wouldn’t let me. I will always remember it.


    Please visit my version of the site asking people: “Contact senators, deputies, government, president ask them to outlaw abortions!” http://www.prolifeChristians.com

    By the way here you will find the direct videoshot of abortion from the very beginning to the very end: http://www.abortionandI.com

    And here the site for French people – Avortement et christianisme, influence d’avortement sur la santé, vidéo complète d’avortement: http://www.avortementetmoi.fr

    +++ IHM

  14. Tina Rodriguez

    Minnie you are not only a great baseball player but a man of dignity and respect for all baseball fans not only the best in the world the Chicago White Sox fans. You deserve to be in the Hall of Fame and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.. From the bottom of my heart —Thank You !!!

  15. Janice

    Minnie Minoso is a remarkable man. He was an amazing baseball player. He is an inspiration to all. A great man to talk with about the game. A true Hall of Famer he is. Minnie Minoso said he wants to play baseball when he dies. I believe he will be playing in The Field of Dreams.

  16. 4MW84wvc

    Minnie is deserving of the induction into the baseball Hall of Fame. He was the first black Latino and suffered the plight of having a different skin color. This did not deter him and his statsistics speak for themselves. Coming into the majors at the late age of 28 he proceed to put together a decade of excellence exceeded by only one or two (Mantle-Williams) and they have been HOFmembers for many years. Lets get together and put Minnie where he belongs next to Looie and Nellie in the HOF. I will be there on July 22 to see it first hand.

  17. David Bell

    I was born in Oak Park, Il in 1948. Minnie was/is my first and greatest baseball hero. His work and life ethic are outstanding, what a great role model. The Hall of Fame should be honored to have him there, get it done!

  18. Judy McMackin

    I’ve been a die-hard White Sox fan for over 20 years. Minnie Minoso is the awesomest White Sox player from his era. I’ve meet him several times at Sox Fest & he will sign autographs & have his picture taken with fans all day long & talk to you. He was such an exciting player. The favorite autograph of mine, of Minnie, is a full page black & white picture from an original newspaper article of Minnie rounding 3rd base to score a run with his hat flying of his head. Now that’s MINNIE MINOSO. I Love Minnie Minoso & he so deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. It’s Minnie’s life dream to be in the Hall of Fame along with so many of his fellow teammates. Awesomefan – Judy McMackin

  19. Jimmy Platt

    No one deserves to be in more than Minnie, his performance makes him worthy, his love of the game… the fans and the city. To this day, it seems like he loves to put a smile on Sox fans’ faces. I wish Billy Pierce could have been on it too. Chicago is lucky to have them both!

  20. papajess

    Here’s rooting for long-overdue Hall of Fame recognition for my all-time-favorite baseball player! My family lived right down the street from old Comiskey Park during the “Go-Go” era, and Minnie Minoso stole my heart with both his talent and his spirit. One of the best “five-tool” players … ever!

  21. bankbwoy

    Minoso needs to be in the Hall. I had a chance to see him play in the eighties as a kid in one of thse game where he had his only bat. He is a wonderful person who I was able to meet in person 20 years later. The best baseball player I have ever met…….he is a Hall of Famer as far as I am concerned.
    He is alve and well and I wish He can see his Hall of Fame plaque unlike Ron Santo who definitely needs to be in the Hall with him.

  22. Dennis Orlandini

    Dear Minnie:
    Belated birthday wishes, Papa Minoso. Whether you are 89, as I believe you to be or 86, as others claim, I hope that as of Monday you will be known as one of the oldest living player sever, at the time of his Hall Of Fame election.
    You are extremely deserving of the honor and the title of “Hall Of Famer”. Despite your late start in the major leagues because of The Color Barrier you had a wonderful career. Today 30 percent of major leaguers are Latinos. The process of Latinization of MajorLleague Baseball began with you. It was a heavy burden to be one of the first blacks and the very first black latino to play in the major leagues and I know that you faced a lot of discrimination and racial and ethnic insults from mean-spirited fans on the road. You did not become bitter however, and your wonderful personality and basebsall skills shone through.
    I felt you should have been elected at the Negro Leagues election in 2006 and SHAME on the Hall Of Fame if they make the same mistake twice and fail to elect you on Monday.
    I will be rooting and praying for your election on Monday. So,Cuban Comet, please accept my very best wishes and the very best of luck on Monday and always
    Dennis Orlandini.

  23. Scottie Kemler

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