Fans, relatives to pay respects to White Sox star Minoso

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and relatives will have a chance to pay their respects to Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso.

A public visitation is scheduled from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Church in Chicago.

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.

A memorial service will be Saturday at noon at Holy Family Church. 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made in Minoso’s memory to Chicago White Sox Charities by visiting http://www.whitesox.com/donate .

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