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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Minnie Minoso in hospital after boat mishap

By Doug Padilla

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso was said to be resting comfortably in a Chicago hospital Saturday after an accident in which he fell off a boat and into the water.

Minnie Minoso
Minnie Minoso was hospitalized after falling off his boat but is doing fine and in good spirits, according to a White Sox spokesperson.
Details are sparse, but the 88-year-old Minoso was on his boat Friday when he felt queasy and fell out of the back of the boat, according to a White Sox spokesperson. People on the boat helped him out of the water and called 911.

Minoso sounded in good spirits Saturday, according to the spokesperson. He has undergone tests during his hospital stay, with one more examination expected to be conducted Sunday.

Minoso played 17 seasons in the major leagues, 12 with the White Sox. He started his career in 1949 and played in five different decades, coming out of retirement for three games in 1976 and two more in 1980 with the White Sox.

He was a career .298 hitter, with 186 home runs and 1,023 RBIs, and was a seven-time All-Star. He finished as high as fourth in the MVP voting on four separate occasions.