Legendary White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso was hospitalized Friday in Chicago after falling off of his boat.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. welcomed the weekend just before his 71st birthday in the same way that he starts nearly every weekend, at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, at the organization’s South Side headquarters.
The city of Chicago dominated the opening of baseball’s winter meetings. The first thing on MLB’s agenda was the announcement of the Veteran’s Committee on who was going into the Hall of Fame. The announcement came early in the morning with former Cub Ron Santo getting in while former Sox player Minnie Minoso fell short.
While Cubs legend Ron Santo was finally elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday, the news wasn’t as good for White Sox legend Minnie Minoso.
Santo is one of 10 candidates on the Golden Era ballot, which was announced Thursday. The ballot also includes White Sox legend Minnie Minoso.
Chicago White Sox’s legend Minnie Minoso will throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the team’s home opener on April 7.
The Chicago White Sox’s Carlos Quentin has been named the American League’s Player of the Week, for the week ending on April 3.