early 13c., menour "Franciscan" (see minor (n.)), from Latin minor "less, lesser, smaller, junior," figuratively "inferior, less important," formed as a masculine/feminine form of minus on the mistaken assumption that minus was a neuter comparative, from PIE root *mei- "small" (see minus ).
Some English usages are via Old French menor "less, smaller, lower; underage, younger," from Latin minor . Meaning "underage" is from 1570s. Meaning "lesser" in English is from early 15c.; that of "less important" is from 1620s. The musical sense is from 1690s. In the baseball sense, minor league is from 1884; the figurative extension is first recorded 1926.
Widener attended South Aiken High School in Aiken, South Carolina and played college baseball at the University of South Carolina .  He was both a starter and relief pitcher at South Carolina. After his junior season, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft .  He made his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees and was promoted to the Charleston RiverDogs after not allowing a run over 15 1 ⁄ 3 innings with Staten Island.   He finished 2016 with a combined 3-0 record and a ERA between both clubs. Widener spent 2017 with the Tampa Yankees where he posted a 7-8 record with a ERA in 27 games.