ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Orestes Saturnino Armas Arietta (Minnie) Minoso … A hero to generations of baseball fans and thousands of others:
Born in Cuba, he’s 89+ and going strong. Like Jackie Robinson, Minoso was a baseball pioneer as the first Black Latin American star in the major leagues. Minnie broke the color line and was the first Black to wear a uniform in Chicago in 1951. The only player ever in professional ball to play in 7 different decades, he was an 8-time All Star, and had a lifetime .298 average. He missed being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by three votes in December, 2011.
No documentary has ever been made about Minnie Minoso. He’s still sharp and active as an ambassador for the White Sox. NOW is the time to recognize his lifetime achievements.
More than a year in production, we need money now to finish the documentary. The only way Minnie’s story can be told is with your contribution.
I have produced more than 500 documentary programs and have won 4 Emmy awards and many other prizes. Nobody has commissioned this one—I just know we have to finish it. I’ve been shooting videos with Minnie since 1976. This documentary is candid, personal, and uses footage that no one else in the world could have.