Kansas City Monarchs Legend Buck O'Neil Earns Hall Of Fame Honor

Boosting Buck O'Neil into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame has been a civic priority for Kansas City leaders for at least 20 years.

Today it finally happened.

Here's a glimpse at announcement and Mr. O'Neil's legacy of achievement . . .

"O'Neil, who was known as an ambassador for baseball, played 10 seasons with the Memphis Red Sox and Kansas City Monarchs, according to the Hall of Fame. After his playing career, O'Neil became a scout for the Chicago Cubs and would go on to become the first Black coach in American League or National League history with Chicago. "

More deets . . . 

The Royals brought him back to Kansas City as a scout in 1988.

Upon his return to Kansas City, O’Neil was determined to create a permanent museum to honor the legacy of the Negro Leagues.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was established in 1990, with O’Neil serving as chairman.

Before O’Neil died in 2006, he was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

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