Muhammad Ali visits White Sox at spring training

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Chicago White Sox players watch their teammates play the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Chicago White Sox players watch their teammates play the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Muhammad Ali has visited with the Chicago White Sox at their spring training facility to help spread the word about his charity organization.

More than 100 people packed the White Sox clubhouse for Tuesday's workshop about Ali's foundation, Athletes for Hope. Ali was joined by his wife and sister-in-law.

The visit came on the 40th anniversary of Ali's famed first bout with Joe Frazier.

A long line formed afterward as players, coaches and team staff waited for pictures with Ali.

First baseman Paul Konerko, who met Ali at the Civil Rights Game in Cincinnati in 2009, says any opportunity to be around such an influential figure is always special.