Fans, relatives pay respects to White Sox star Minoso

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CHICAGO — Fans and relatives are paying their respects to Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso.

A memorial service will be Saturday at noon at Holy Family Church, 1080 Roosevelt Road, in Chicago. A procession immediately following the memorial service will pass U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the White Sox where a statue of Minoso stands.

The Havana native and major league baseball's first black Latino star died Sunday. He was believed to be 90.

Known as the "Cuban Comet," Minoso was part of a wave of black players who transformed the game.

WGN's Patrick Elwood with Minnie Minoso.

WGN's Patrick Elwood with Minnie Minoso at Opening Day 2014.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made in Minoso's memory to Chicago White Sox Charities by visiting: .

Donations also can be sent to the address below:

Chicago White Sox Charities
In Memory of Minnie Minoso
333 W. 35th Street
Chicago, Ill. 60616



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1 Comment

  • C. Bell

    Thanks WGN for providing great team coverage of Minnie Minoso’s home going celebration. Well done everyone from Gaynor,Sean,camera and chopper crew on the outside to everybody Bob, Rich and Jackie on the inside to the folks behind the scenes.