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Minnie Minoso
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Baseball Player
    (November 29, 1925-March 1, 2015)
    Birth name is Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta
    Played for Cleveland Indians (1949, 1951, 1958-1959), Chicago White Sox (1951-1957, 1960-1961, 1964, 1976, 1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1962) and Washington Senators (1963)
    Has also played for the New York Cubans (1946-1949) in the Negro League and St. Paul Saints in the Northern League (1993, 2003)
    Gold Glove Winner (1957, 1959, 1960)
    AL All Star (1951-1954, 1957, 1959-1960)
    His named is pretty close to Minnie Mouse.
    His nicknames were 'The Cuban Comet,' 'The Black Cowboy' and 'El Charro Negro.'
    In his 1976 return with the White Sox, he only had eight at bats.
    In his 1980 return with the White Sox, he played in five games.
    He played in one game in the 1990's and only had one at bat (it was a ground out).
    He won a Gold Glove award during its first year.
    He became the first black player to play for the White Sox.
    He became the first athlete in any sport to play professionally for seven decades.
    The White Sox retired his number.
    He managed to play baseball for the Northern League team, St. Paul Saints in his 80's.
    Sporting News named him Rookie of the Year in 1951.
    He led the league in triples three times (1951, 1954, 1960).

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