Chicago’s First Black Major League Baseball Player Minnie Minoso Dies

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Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseballs first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.

The medical examiners office did not immediately offer further details. There is some question about Minosos age but the White Sox say he was 90.Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. The White Sox retired his No. 9 in 1983 and there is a statue of Minoso at U.S. Cellular Field.

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