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Minnie Minoso To Throw Out First Pitch At Sox Home Opener

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Chicago White Sox’s legend Minnie Minoso will throw out the ceremonial first pitch during the team’s home opener on April 7.

This season marks the 60th anniversary of Minnie Minoso breaking the franchise’s color barrier.

The national anthem will be sung by Chris Young, the 2010 CMT Music Award winner, Grammy nominee for Best Male Country Vocalist.

Other festivities for the opening weekend include first pitches thrown out by Joel Osteen (4/8) and Matt Forte (4/9). Osteen is the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church whose weekly ministries are broadcasted nationally every Sunday.

On Sunday April 10, the organization will honor Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Mark Buehrle and Silver Slugger Award winner Alexei Ramirez with a pre-game ceremony. Fans will have the opportunity to view the awards on the main concourse after the start of the game.