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Buck O'Neil
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First baseman
Born: (1911-11-13)November 13, 1911
Carrabelle, Florida
Died: October 6, 2006(2006-10-06) (aged 94)
Kansas City, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
1937, for the Memphis Red Sox
Last appearance
1955, for the Kansas City Monarchs
Negro American League statistics
Batting average .288
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 136
Teams
 Negro leagues (incomplete)
  • Memphis Red Sox (1937)
  • Kansas City Monarchs (1938–1949)
Career highlights and awards
  • Negro World Series champion (1942)

Buck O'Neil (né John Jordan O'Neil Jr.; November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was an American first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. He became the first African American coach in Major League Baseball. He was important in the creation of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

On October 6, O'Neil died at the age of 94 due to heart failure and bone marrow cancer in Kansas City, Missouri.


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