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Baseball Great 'Mr. White Sox' Dead at 89


"[A]n extraordinary person."

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Legendary White Sox baseball player Minnie Minoso died in the early hours on Sunday morning, WGN-TV reported.

He was 89.

Born in Cuba, Minoso became the first black Cuban-American in Major League Baseball and the first black player for the Chicago White Sox in 1951, WGN noted.

The seven-time All-Star bore such nicknames as “The Cuban Comet” and “Mr. White Sox.”

"He was an extraordinary person," his son, Charlie Rice-Minoso, told the Chicago Tribune. "He made many contributions to baseball and to Chicago. He'll be missed most by his family and closest friends."

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