White Sox icon Minnie Minoso died Sunday at the age of 90.
To celebrate his life, WTTW-Ch. 11 Chicago will air a documentary called “Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Miñoso Story” at 10:30 p.m. Monday.
The documentary, produced by Tom Weinberg with Joel Cohen, was first shown in 2012.
Here’s some more information about the film:
Featuring rare personal video and footage of Minoso on and off the field as well as interviews with dozens of family members, friends and associates (including Hall of Famer Tony Perez, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, White Sox principal owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and professor/author Adrian Burgos), the documentary is a personal look at this beloved figure. Born in Cuba, Minoso was the only player ever in professional ball to play in seven different decades, in Cuba, the Negro Leagues, the Majors, in Mexico, and in the Minors. He was an eight-time All Star, and had a lifetime .298 average. He barely missed being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 and 2014. A 29-year-old Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 1951, he has been called a Latin American Jackie Robinson.