View Full Version : Former Negro Leaguer O'Neil dies

King Felix
10-07-2006, 08:46 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buck O'Neil, a batting champion in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black to serve as a major league coach, has died. He was 94.

The beloved national figure as the unofficial goodwill spokesman for the Negro Leagues died Friday night in a Kansas City hospital, eight months after he fell one vote short of the Hall of Fame.


10-07-2006, 08:50 PM
aw man..I saw his interview the other day about baseball back in the days...R.I.P Buck

Get him in the H.O.F..he deserves it

King Felix
10-07-2006, 11:05 PM

O'Neil was the first black coach in the majors and also the oldest man ever to play in a pro baseball game.