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StatManDu
11-29-2006, 11:23 AM
A joyous Happy Birthday to Orestes "Minnie" Minoso, who is celebrating his 84th birthday today (that is according to retrosheet).

In honor of his birthday, here is a list of interest (file this under the heading "Now you know):

Minoso was the first player to hit 100 home runs in a Sox uniform. Here is a look at the players who have hit 100 homers in Sox yarns:

Player Date ......................................(Foe victim) ..............................................Game # .................Sox total
Minnine Minoso...................................9-23-57 (at Kansas City, Kellner)................1,026..................... .......135
Sherm Lollar....................................... 8-13-59 (at Detroit, Morgan).........................958 ............................124
Bill Melton.......................................... 4-17-73 (Texas, Bosman)..............................546.......... ...... ............154
Harold Baines......................................4-24-85 (Milwaukee, Vuckovich)...................695................ ...........221
Carlton Fisk.........................................8-14-85 (New York, Fisher)......................... 575................ ...........214
Ron Kittle............................................ .7-30-86 (New York, Bordi)......................... 438................ ...........140
Greg Walker.........................................9-23-87 (California, Reuss)............................653............. ... ...........113
Frank Thomas.......................................8-31-93 (At New York, Hitchcock)...............505...................... .....448
Robin Ventura.......................................8-16-95 (California, Anderson).......................682............... ............171
Ray Durham..........................................5-25-02 (Detroit, Greisinger).......................1,118........... ................106
Paul Konerko........................................8-03-02 (Anaheim, Appier)............................553............ ...............238
Magglio Ordonez...................................8-07-02 (At Anaheim, Weber).......................585.................. .........187
Carlos Lee.............................................6-08-03 (At Los Angeles, Mota)................... 628................... ......152
Jose Valentin.......................................... 8-23-03 (Texas, Valdez)............................... 519................... ......136
Joe Crede............................................. .8-23-06 (At Detroit, Miner)........................... 623..........................104

I want Mags back
11-29-2006, 11:45 AM
:happybday Minnie. Here's to 84 more

wilburaga
11-29-2006, 12:02 PM
Good job, StatMan.

I wouldn't have thought that Kittle hit his 100th Sox homer faster than # 35. Nor did I suspect that Valentin was the 3rd fastest White Sox to do it. Live and learn.


W

ewokpelts
11-29-2006, 01:04 PM
Good job, StatMan.

I wouldn't have thought that Kittle hit his 100th Sox homer faster than # 35. Nor did I suspect that Valentin was the 3rd fastest White Sox to do it. Live and learn.


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kittle and manos were swing for the fences types
frank waited for the pitch

ewokpelts
11-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Kinda ironic, as I was looking at Minnie stuf fon ebay yesterday, and that I bought his new mlb.com mobile wallpaper(based off his 53 topps card) over the weekend.
http://i11.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/60/6b/f2_1.JPG

Gene

p.s. the above image is from 2002 Topps Heritage, but that set redid 1953 topps.

edit: Just found the original 53 topps image
http://www.cubanball.com/Images/History/Greats/Minoso/Topps53.jpg

itsnotrequired
11-29-2006, 01:17 PM
It is also WSI's own Minnie Me's birthday.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=6269

:tongue:

Cuck_The_Fubs
11-29-2006, 01:38 PM
My dad did some furniture work for Minoso a whiles back. He game my dad a signed ball :cool:

BiggestFan14
11-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Happy Birthday Minnie! :bandance: He was a great player.

I feel I have a lot of weird connections with the man. About 12 years ago he came into my dad's gas station and he had him sign two tickets. Plus supposedly he is the godfather to my sister's ex-boyfriend.

Minnie Me
11-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Happy Birthday Minnie. I love you and we share the same birthday!!

October26
11-30-2006, 11:44 AM
Yes, Happy Birthday (!Feliz Cumpleanos, Orestes!) Minnie and many, many more! :happybday