I will have to take a look at those DDN articles.
Originally Posted by Heath
I think Rose played some amateur baseball in Dayton. I remember Rose talking about it in the book Big Red Dynasty.
I am starting to become more convinced that is what he was talking about. However, I am kind of skeptical about him seeing Perez before he made it to the bigs.
Originally Posted by M2
I'm pretty sure he spent most of 1949 and all of 1950 in the minors. He was the ROY runner up in 1951 after the White Sox rescued him from the Indians' system (where apparently you could only have one black outfielder). Choosing Bob Kennedy over Minoso probably cost Cleveland a dynasty.
The timing sounds about right.
Thanks much, guys.