White Sox to honor Minoso before Saturday night's game vs. Oakland
The White Sox will honor legend Minnie Minoso before Saturday night's game against the Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field,
At approximately 5:45 p.m., 30 minutes before the first pitch, there will be a ceremony for the new Hall of Famer.
On Sunday, the former Sox great was inducted into Cooperstown.
Despite batting .299/.387/.461 over his 20-year career, amassing 2,113 career hits and going to 13 All-Star Games, Minoso was on the Baseball Writers' Association of America Hall of Fame ballot for 15 years and never received more than 21% of the vote for induction (75% is required for enshrinement).
On Dec. 5, Minoso was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Days Era committee. He died in 2015 at the age of 90.
In three stints with the White Sox -- 1951-57, 1960-61 and 1964 -- Minoso finished in the Top 10 in American League MVP voting four times and was a six-time all star.
Saturday's pregame ceremony will feature Minoso's wife Sharon, who gave his induction speech in Cooperstown, his son Charlie and daughters Marilyn and Cecilia.
Representatives from the Hall of Fame will be at Guaranteed Rate Field with Minoso's Hall of Fame plaque, which will be stationed on the concourse near Section 157 during the game for photo opportunities.
The first 20,000 fans who enter the ballpark will also receive a replica Minoso Hall of Fame plaque.
Out since July 4 with a bruised right hand, third baseman Jake Burger started a rehab assignment with Class AAA Charlotte Wednesday night.
In 51 games with the White Sox this season, Burger hit .250/.302/.458 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI.