By Dan Holmes September 15, 2012
When the Chicago White Sox traded Minnie Minoso to the Cleveland Indians for Al Smith and Early Wynn in 1957, their fans were outraged. Minoso was immensely popular in the Windy City, and Smith was not considered to be close to his equal. But Smith slowly got into the good graces of ChiSox fans, helping them to the pennant in 1959 and having an All-Star season in 1960.
This print advertisement for Louisville Slugger bats ran in The Sporting News in 1960.
Tags: 1960, Al Smith, Chicago White Sox, Louisville Slugger
About the Author
Dan Holmes is an author and baseball historian. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Major League Baseball. He once defeated George Brett in Texas Hold Em poker and faced Phil Niekro's knuckleball. He has two daughters and he writes regularly about baseball and many other topics.