17 people, including the first ever woman inductee, were elected to the Hall of Fame by a special committee. Minnie Minoso was not among them.
"I know that baseball fans have me in their own Hall of Fame -- the one in their hearts," Minoso said in a statement. "That matters more to me than any official recognition. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be, and I am truly honored to be considered. I've given my life to baseball, and the game has given me so much. That's what matters the most to me."Looks like one of the major requirements to be inducted was your mortality. Minoso is going to live forever, and will flaunt it by playing for the St. Paul Saints again in 2110.