Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball

[Minnie Minoso] ☆ Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball ↠ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball Newly acquired Orestes Minoso, the first black to play major league baseball in the City of Chicago, stepped into the batters box for his first turn at bat in a Chicago White Sox uniform. On May 1, 1951, a legend was born. Minnie tells of his boyhood in the sugar fields of Cuba, racial discrimination in Cuban society, and feelings of be- trayal upon being traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox in 1951.]

Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball

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Rating : 4.70 (594 Votes)
Asin : 0915611902
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-05-02
Language : English

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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. On May 1, 1951, a legend was born. Minnie tells of his boyhood in the sugar fields of Cuba, racial discrimination in Cuban society, and feelings of be- trayal upon being traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox in 1951.

Photos not seen by PW. Whether his book will sell well outside Chicagoland is questionable, though. 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. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. ball. 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. . From Publishers Weekly One of Minoso's claims to fame is having played professional baseball for six decades until 1993, a record; another is having been one

Fagen is one of the nation's leading experts on the subject of the Hollywood Western.

"Good Hot Stove League Stuff-American League." according to Mcgivern Owen L. The title certainly tells it. "Just Call Me Minnie" is the biography of Orestes "Minnie" Minoso. He was a major league outfielder, mostly in the American League, from 19Good Hot Stove League Stuff-American League. Mcgivern Owen L The title certainly tells it. "Just Call Me Minnie" is the biography of Orestes "Minnie" Minoso. He was a major league outfielder, mostly in the American League, from 1949-1964 and one of the most exciting players of his generation. This reviewer is old enough to remember that when Minnie came to bat, fans sat up in their seats. He made things happen! JCMM is an enjoyable story. It follows Minnie's baseball life from his early years in Cuba through his Major League years, to the ups and downs of his. 9-196Good Hot Stove League Stuff-American League. Mcgivern Owen L The title certainly tells it. "Just Call Me Minnie" is the biography of Orestes "Minnie" Minoso. He was a major league outfielder, mostly in the American League, from 1949-1964 and one of the most exciting players of his generation. This reviewer is old enough to remember that when Minnie came to bat, fans sat up in their seats. He made things happen! JCMM is an enjoyable story. It follows Minnie's baseball life from his early years in Cuba through his Major League years, to the ups and downs of his. and one of the most exciting players of his generation. This reviewer is old enough to remember that when Minnie came to bat, fans sat up in their seats. He made things happen! JCMM is an enjoyable story. It follows Minnie's baseball life from his early years in Cuba through his Major League years, to the ups and downs of his. David Freeman (emagicdave@erols.com) said A must read for any "real" baseball fan!. "Just Call Me Minnie" ranks as one the best baseball autobiographies I've read. It's very rare that an individual with such vivid recollections and interesting stories ever gets around to writing them down. Minnie Minoso succeeds in delivering this unique perspective of baseball, from pre-Castro life in Cuba all the way up to his goal to play Major League Baseball at age 70. Minoso gives the reader a glimpse of the sport that is entertaining, exciting, and eclectic. Although only "A must read for any "real" baseball fan!" according to David Freeman (emagicdave@erols.com). "Just Call Me Minnie" ranks as one the best baseball autobiographies I've read. It's very rare that an individual with such vivid recollections and interesting stories ever gets around to writing them down. Minnie Minoso succeeds in delivering this unique perspective of baseball, from pre-Castro life in Cuba all the way up to his goal to play Major League Baseball at age 70. Minoso gives the reader a glimpse of the sport that is entertaining, exciting, and eclectic. Although only 205 pages, this is . 05 pages, this is . "Memories of My Past" according to Ron Karp. I grew up on the south side of Chicago and remember when I sat in left field thinking how it would be to meet Minnie. My dream came true after reading this book, I felt I knew him all my life. The respect he gave the fans and the respect we gave him is rare in baseball today, this was the thrilling days of "Go Go" when we as fans had a real life hero, and that hero is Minnie Minoso in the past and forever in the future we will never forget him. This book is the type of book that takes you back to th

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