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• Minnie Minoso, who broke into Major League Baseball two years after Jackie Robinson and spent 17 years as a player - 12 of them with the Chicago White Sox - while becoming the game's first black Latino star, has passed away of natural causes. There seems to be some question about the age of the "Cuban Comet," , but the White Sox and the coroner's office said they believed he was 90.
KC's View:
When the greatest game on the planet loses people like Minnie Minoso (still one of the greatest names ever for an athlete) and Ernie Banks, it also loses a little bit of the joy inherent of the game ... there are few people out there in today's game who bring that kind of almost uninhibited happiness to the diamond.