Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5

1984 True Value Chicago White Sox #NNO - Minnie Minoso

On this day in 1980, Minnie Minoso takes his last MLB at-bat.

On October 5, 1980, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, center fielder Chet Lemon comes out of the game in the middle of the seventh inning. In his place, Saturnino Orestes Armas "Minnie" Minoso steps to the plate to lead off the bottom of the seventh. He grounds the ball to Angels third baseman Carney Lansford, who then throws to first baseman John Harris for the out.

Thus ends the illustrious multi-decade career of Minnie Minoso in the majors. In five separate stints with the Pale Hose, covering twelve seasons, Minnie became "Mr. White Sox". His years with the Sox covered 1951 through 1957, 1960 through 1961, 1964, 1976 and 1980.

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