One of the greatest players in Negro Baseball leagues history (or any League) has died. More here and here. Nice synopsis of his career can be found here. What a great man! He will be missed. He was very active in the Kansas City area up until the time when he got ill about a month ago.
He became “famous” at the age of 84 when we was featured in Ken Burn’s Baseball. Besides playing in and managing in the Negro Baseball League, he was the first Black scout for a major league team. He found Lou Brock and Ernie Banks. He “played” in or was featured in the MLB All-Star game this year. Buck just missed being voted into the Hall of Fame by one vote this year. Keith Olbermann had a little something to say about that. He was a very remarkable man. Buck O’Neil. (The ESPN click below really does not do Buck O’Neil justice. Unfortunately, it is the only clip that I can find at this time.)