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‘Mr. White Sox’ Outfielder Minnie Minoso Dies

Minnie Minoso was the first black Latin American player in the major leagues. Through out his career, he was a hugely popular Cuban All-Star outfielder. Minoso was often cited as the only modern major leaguer to play in five decades. His career stats include 1,963 hits, 186 home runs 205 stolen bases and led the American League in triples three times with a batting average of .298. President Obama said in a statement that “Minnie may have been passed over by the Baseball Hall of Fame during his lifetime, but for me and for generations of black and Latino young people, Minnie’s quintessentially American story embodies far more than a plaque ever could.” Que descanse en paz a un gran jugador Latinoamericano.

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