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Minnie Minoso
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David Spada spends the hour with former White Sox star Minnie Minoso. David sat down with the Sox legend at US Cellular Field for a look back at his career on the South Side, and in Major League Baseball; a career that spanned an amazing five decades.
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Sports and Torts: Minnie Minoso

Minoso had been an outstanding third baseman in the Negro Leagues, and would later play several seasons in Mexico. He was nicknamed 'The Cuban Comet" and while playing in Mexico was "El Charro Negro" - "The Black Cowboy". He is second of two players (the first, Nick Altrock; 1890s–1930s) in Major League Baseball history to play in five decades (1940s–1980s). With brief appearances with the independent Northern League's St. Paul Saints in 1993 and 2003, Minoso is the only player to have played professionally in seven different decades. He was the last major leaguer to have played in the 1940s, to play a major league game.
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Sports and Torts: Minnie Minoso Part Two
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Minnie Minoso
Minoso was the ninth black player in the major leagues, and first for the White Sox, arriving in 1951. He was the first publicly acknowledged Cuban ball player in Major League Baseball. His speed on the base pads earned him the nickname “the Cuban Comet.” Minoso spent 13 full seasons and part of four others in the major leagues spanning from 1949 to 1980. He was also a three time Gold Glove winner, despite the fact that the award didn’t exist until he was 35 years old. He was elected into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and the World Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

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