Minnie Minoso honored with Robinson award

Minnie Minoso

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Minnie Minoso was given the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Legacy award was sponsored by the Negro League Baseball Museum.

I remember baseball historian Adrian Burgos singing Minoso’s praises while on our podcast.  He mentioned a personal beef that many sportswriters hold that Ernie Banks was the first black baseball star in Chicago.  With all respects to Banks, he contends that Minoso has that honor.


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