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The first black White Sock (talk about your contradiction in terms), Minnie Miñoso, was found dead in his Minnie Cooper at the spry age of 90.

In 1951, Miñoso signed with the Chicago White Sox (that’s a baseball team).  They initially wanted a larger , roomier Miñoso, but eventually decided on a smaller, sportier Minnie.

Named after a mouse, Minnie played his way through the Cuban league with Desi Arnaz before making it to the show.

Miñoso's professional career lasted well into his eighties.

Miñoso’s professional career lasted well into his eighties.

On May 18, 1955, Miñoso suffered a skull fracture from being hit in the head by a pitch from the Yankees’ Bob Grim.  Because Yankees are assholes.

He was a really good player and there are a bunch of boring stats out there to back that up with the RIBs and the HRs and the EPA and the whoosit… I just don’t feel like typing all that shit right now.  So, you’ll just have to trust that I read it in Wikipedia (the official source of Ghoul Pool research).

Miñoso was found in his car near a gas station in Chicago.  Instead of loved ones, he was surrounded by spare change, an air freshener, some old maps and the wrappers of those Sausage McMuffins that he got the other day but hadn’t taken the wrappers out of the car to throw them away yet.

A very inauspicious ending.

This hit goes to: Bean!  Yes, with Jay out of the picture, Bean is vying for his former position of resident dick.

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Tailgating with Jesus: 90 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Nikki: 60 – (Stuart Scott – 60)

Anne: 40 – (Lesley Gore – 40)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 40 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – (Joe Cocker – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

The Girl on Fire: 20 – (Mario Cuomo – 20)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)


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