On May 1, 1951, a legend was born. Newly acquired Orestes Minoso, the first black to play Major League Baseball in the City of Chicago, stepped into the batter's box for his first turn at bat in a Chicago White Sox uniform. Minnie tells of his boyhood days in the sugar fields of Cuba, racial discrimination in Cuban society, and feelings of ...
On May 1, 1951, a legend was born. Newly acquired Orestes Minoso, the first black to play Major League Baseball in the City of Chicago, stepped into the batter's box for his first turn at bat in a Chicago White Sox uniform. Minnie tells of his boyhood days in the sugar fields of Cuba, racial discrimination in Cuban society, and feelings of betrayal upon being traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox in 1951.
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Publishers Weekly, 1994-03-21 One of Minoso's claims to fame is having played professional baseball for six decades until 1993, a record; another is having been one of the pioneer Latin American players--especially beloved among black Latinos--in U.S. ball. He has spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox as player, coach and currently roving goodwill ambassador, but he also served in the pre-integration Negro Leagues with the Cleveland Indians and, when his major league years ended, in Mexico. As a strongly anti-communist Cuban, he severed his ties with his native land in 1961 after his property there was expropriated, but he helped many members of his family emigrate to America. Assisted by Fagen ( The Lost Loves of Autumn ) he gives readers an appealing portrait of a good man with a strong work ethic and deep sense of loyalty. Whether his book will sell well outside Chicagoland is questionable, though. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.)
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