This Day in White Sox History: Minnie Minoso has a grand return.

This Day in White Sox History: Minnie Minoso has a grand return.
Former White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso was acquired by the White Sox from the Indians in 1951.

April 19, 1960 - Minnie Minoso made a triumphant return to the White Sox, blasting two home runs, including the game winner in the ninth inning for a wild 10-9 victory over the A’s on opening day. Minnie, re-acquired over the off season, also had a grand slam and drove in six RBIs. More ominous however was the fact that the vaunted American League champion Sox pitching staff gave up nine runs in the first place and the team committed two errors in the field.

April 19, 1961 - In the home opener against Washington, owner Bill Veeck hired numerous midgets to sell concessions throughout Comiskey Park. Why? Because Veeck received a number of complaints from fans that ‘normal’ sized sellers were obstructing their view of the game itself!

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