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White Sox legend Minnie Miñoso named Baseball Hall of Fame – NBC Chicago

It’s been a long time, but Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Miñoso is a Hall of Fame member as the Baseball Hall of Fame announced he was one of four players selected for induction by. the Golden Days era committee on Sunday.

Along with Miñoso, former White Sox pitcher Jim Kaat was also elected at Cooperstown, along with Dodgers legend Gil Hodges and Minnesota Twins star Tony Oliva.

Dick Allen, who won the MVP award with the White Sox in 1972, did not receive enough votes for the induction.

The highlight for White Sox fans is the vote to induct Miñoso, the first black Cuban player in MLB history, into the Hall of Fame. The only player in baseball history to play in five different decades, the Cuban Comet has racked up incredible numbers over the course of his career, with 195 home runs, 1,093 RBIs and 216 goals stolen in 1,946 games. career.

Miñoso has appeared in 1,373 games for the White Sox, with 135 homers and 808 RBIs while playing for the South Siders.

He has finished in the top 10 MVP votes five times and has won the Gold Glove award three times. He also made 13 All-Star Game appearances.

His Hall of Fame case has long been championed both for his contributions on the pitch and for his position among the pioneers who paved the way for Latinx players to make an impact at the big league level.

A statue of Miñoso now stands at the Guaranteed Rate Field, and his No.9 jersey has been retired by the team. He died in 2015 at the age of 89.

Kaat had a remarkable 15 seasons with the Twins, winning 190 games and posting a 3.34 ERA with the club. He has also won 16 career Gold Glove Awards and was a three-time All-Star.

He pitched for the White Sox in the mid-1970s, posting a 45-28 record and a 3.10 ERA. He won two Gold Gloves with the Sox and finished in the top five Cy Young Award votes in 1975.

NBC Chicago

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