Minnie Minoso

Orestes “Minnie” Minoso: A Reflection

by M.C. Antil on March 13, 2015

We were driving back to Comiskey Park. It was 1980; April to be exact. I was roughly a year into the first real job of my life, as a low-level ticket-hawker, gofer and all-purpose grunt for the Bill Veeck-era Chicago White Sox. And on that day Minnie Minoso and I were seated in the front seat of […]


R.I.P. Gil McDougald

by M.C. Antil on November 30, 2010

A few thoughts about former Yankee second baseman Gil McDougald, who passed away this week after a bout with prostate cancer: As wonderful a player as he turned out to be, he never should have won Rookie of the Year over Chicago’s Minnie Minoso in 1951.  Taken in light of the cavernous ballpark Minoso called […]