Chicago remembers White Sox great Minnie Minoso

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CHICAGO —Chicago is remembering baseball great Minnie Minoso.

He was the first black major league baseball player in Chicago.

Minoso was found unresponsive in his car on the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

An autopsy revealed he died of a tear in his pulmonary artery.

He played for 17 seasons, while earning the nickname “Cuban Comet.”

He was on the White Sox for 12 of those seasons.

Minoso came to the U.S. in the 1940’s and played in the Negro Leagues for three years.

His Major League career started in Cleveland in 1949, before he was traded to the Sox two years later.

President Barack Obama calls late Minnie Minoso “one of the most dominant and dynamic players of the 1950s.”

Obama said even though Minoso isn’t in the Baseball Hall of Fame his “quintessentially American story embodies far…

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