Chicago’s First Black Major League Baseball Player, Minnie Minoso, Dies at 92

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Minnie Minoso was the first black Major League Baseball player to play in Chicago. (Photo: Handout) Minnie Minoso was the first black Major League Baseball player to play in Chicago.
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Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball’s first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.

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