White Sox play host to ‘Minnie Minoso Hall of Fame Forum’

From the Chicago White Sox at MLB.com on November 17, 2011:

Earlier today, the Chicago White Sox hosted the “Minnie Minoso Hall of Fame Forum” at U.S. Cellular Field to celebrate Minoso’s legendary career and support his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The “Hall of Fame Forum” brought together experts from the media, baseball statistical community, historians and former major-league players to discuss and raise awareness for Minoso’s Hall of Fame candidacy.  ESPN’s Pedro Gomez served as the moderator of today’s forum, and Minoso also was in attendance to share memories and highlights from his five-decade Major League career.

“Minnie Minoso achieved nothing but excellence in baseball despite segregation and a host of extraordinarily difficult circumstances,” said author and University of Illinois professor [and SABR member], Adrian Burgos, Jr.

“The single, most important thing a batter can do is avoid making an out and get on base.  Minoso did just that on an unparalleled level,” said author and president of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), Vince Gennaro.


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Originally published: November 17, 2011. Last Updated: November 17, 2011.