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Profile of one of baseball's true pioneers. 89 and going strong, Cuban native broke the color and cultural barriers in 1951 in Chicago.
Profile of one of baseball's true pioneers. 89 and going strong, Cuban native broke the color and cultural barriers in 1951 in Chicago.
166 backers pledged $20,744 to help bring this project to life.

Baseball's Been Very Very Good To Me streaming this week only!


Orestes “Minnie” Minoso died on Sunday March 1. He was 92 (or 90, depending on sources.)

To honor our longtime friend and the Chicago legend, “Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story” airs tonight at 10:30pm on WTTW-Channel 11 Chicago. 

In addition to the TV broadcast, the one-hour documentary will be streaming until Sunday March 8 in its entirety at :

I hope you enjoy it.

The long wait is over!

Baseball's Been Very, Very Good To Me: The Minnie Minoso Story will be completed in the next week. 

It will premiere on WTTW/Channel 11 in Chicago on Tuesday, December 11 from 10 to 11 pm. Stay tuned for information on other airings. 

All of you who chose a reward at the $19 level or above are cordially invited to the special virtual advance viewing party. 

Here's how it will work: You will receive an email shortly before the video goes live that will contain your login information to watch the video. 

The video will be viewable online on Monday, December 3--for only one day in advance of the public premiere on December 11. 

We thank you for your patience. We’re absolutely excited to finally be able to share this labor of love with you. In the next few weeks, we will be able to send you the dvds and t-shirts. Make sure that you responded to our request for your current shipping information. All of it will be sent in one package. 

I am so grateful to each of you 166 backers for helping make this project, 36 years in the making, come to fruition. 

Huge and lasting thanks, 


Exclusive preview of new footage

First, huge thanks to every one of you who made it possible for us to get this close to the finish line. As I looked through the list of friends, Sox fans, Minnie Minoso connections, and some of you who just appeared, I continue to marvel at how meaningful the extent and feelings behind the outpouring of support.

We've been able to enrich the documentary with archival materials that will help make it more fun, more entertaining, and a better historical document about and with Minnie. As we continue to screen and edit the more than 30 hours we have shot with him, it becomes clearer how important and overlooked he has been...and what wonderful human being he is.

Today, we're pleased to show you a few minutes that nobody else has seen and would love to get your feedback.

Enjoy it and please know how important this process and your contribution to it has been.


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White Sox opening day tickets for all pledges of $99+ until Sat!

We are thrilled to have received an extremely generous offer from Mike Fletcher of Totally Tickets ( to help us make this project succeed!

His company will give two tickets to White Sox Opening Day 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field for any pledges of $99 or more made from right now (Wednesday May 9 at 3pm central) until the project ends on Saturday, May 12 at 7:05am central. 

Now is the time to send this project over the finish line! 

And don't miss our exclusive video of Minoso's reaction to his 2011 Hall of Fame rejection: 

New reward, 3 days to go!

New reward! A reproduction of Minnie on the cover of Sport Magazine from 1954, signed by Minnie. Only five available!

We can't believe there are only three more days to go! We have picked up a lot of momentum over the last few days, so please hang with us through this final push. We are so grateful for the support we have received.

Chicago Side Sports published a very personal and intimate article by Tom yesterday, where he tells more about the baseball player he has admired for 60 years. Check it out if you missed it:

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