October 07, 2006

Buck O'Neil, RIP

The Negro Leagues baseball legend Buck O'Neil died this morning at the age of 94, after a long and wonderful life as a baseball player, coach, and ambassador of the game.

O'Neil, outrageously, was not voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, when a special committee of historians was chosen to comb Negro League history and select worthy inductees. But he did give a rousing speech at the induction regardless. O'Neil will be remembered by all who cared about baseball.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 7, 2006 04:11 PM
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