Saturnino Orestes Armas “Minnie” Miñoso Arrieta, Star Athlete

Happy birthday to Major League Baseball (MLB) star Saturnino Orestes Armas “Minnie” Miñoso Arrieta, born November 29, 1925 in Havana, Cuba. Minnie began his MLB career in 1949 with the Cleveland Indians.  Minnie’s courageous life included several significant “firsts”:  the first Latinx of African heritage to play in the major leagues and the first African American player in White Sox history.  In the early 21st century, Minnie came out of retirement and made history once again as the only player in the MLB to play professional baseball in seven different decades.  Minnie was a favorite of his fans and his teammates, playing his well-loved sport with heart and spirit. (Image from

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