The first black baseball player to play in Chicago has died at age 90…
Minnie Minoso made himself famous by becoming the first black baseball player in Chicago in 1951 as he played for the Chicago White Sox.
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Minoso has died at age 90, and the Cook County medical examiner has not explained his cause of death. However, natural causes is the likely cause.
The White Sox great had started his career in 1949 with the Cleveland Indians, but he moved to the White Sox in a three-team trade.
After joining the White Sox, Minoso hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat. He became an all-time great player for the White Sox, which gave him the nickname “Mr. White Sox.”
The seven-time All-Star left the White Sox and returned to the Indians before returning to the White Sox again and retiring in 1964.
He played five total games as an honorary player over the course of the 1976 and 1980 seasons before having his number retired in 1983.
Minoso finished his career with a total of 186 home runs and 1,023 runs batted in with a .298 batting average.