Buck O'Neil

Buck O'Neil

"Buck" O'Neil (né John Jordan O'Neil Jr.; 13 November 1911 – 6 October 2006) was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playing days, he worked as a scout, and became the first African American coach in Major League Baseball. In his later years he became a popular and renowned speaker and interview subject, helping to renew widespread interest in the Negro leagues, and played a major role in establishing ... more on Wikipedia

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