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Buck Oneil of Kansas City Monarch's Fame just passed away in KC
JMQ

Posted on 10/06/2006 8:25:23 PM PDT by jmq

Will add as comes online or please add as online.

A great American legend...A true Gentleman


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Missouri
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1 posted on 10/06/2006 8:25:24 PM PDT by jmq
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http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=948069&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1


2 posted on 10/06/2006 8:27:05 PM PDT by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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oh


3 posted on 10/06/2006 8:28:08 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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Just saw this on the news. Prayers for friends and family!


4 posted on 10/06/2006 8:29:14 PM PDT by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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Compare how Buck acted to todays "stars" like Barry "The Needle" Bonds or Sammy "The Cork" Sosa and you'll see how far the game of baseball has fallen.


5 posted on 10/06/2006 8:38:10 PM PDT by Bookie1066 (What part of illegal don't you understand?)
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He managed Satchel Page. In 1942, O'Neil led the Monarchs to a Negro American League title and faced the Homestead Grays in the Negro World Series. Buck hit a robust .353, as the Monarchs swept the Grays in four games. His Grays' counterpart Buck Leonard recalled, "He would find the gap in the outfield and hit it there. He was one of the best ball players I have ever seen." O'Neil won batting titles in 1940 and 1946, blasting out averages of .345 and .350, respectively. He was one vote shy the last go round at the Hall of Fame voting.


6 posted on 10/06/2006 8:44:54 PM PDT by badpacifist (As long as you are above ground you can still get it right)
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Buck coming up one vote short for the Hall of Fame is a disgrace.

RIP Sir.
7 posted on 10/06/2006 8:48:27 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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Rest in peace, Buck.


8 posted on 10/06/2006 8:52:19 PM PDT by RedRover
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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003293018_webbuck06.html


9 posted on 10/06/2006 8:57:42 PM PDT by bellevuesbest
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Many dont know an interesting facet of the Negro leagues.

The real story is that they were kept out of MLB not bt the owners, but the players.

It was a simple way to minimize competition for the white players. Eventually the power of the market (dollar) in the eyes of the owners forced MLB to accept the inevitable.

Buck was always an honorable proponent of baseball, independent of his treatment, and deserves the respect he is accorded.


10 posted on 10/06/2006 8:59:42 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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I moved to the Kansas City about 15 years ago. The company I worked for sent me to Buck O'Neils house for a plumbing problem. I had absolutely no idea who he was. He said to me "Son, don't you know who Satchel Page was." Of course I had heard that name. While I pulled his toilet and fixed some stuff, he gave me an personal hour long lesson on the Negro Leagues baseball. Ever since then when his named was mentioned or they talked of the old Negro Leagues on local stations, I remembered his passion for the game and his silly old green toilet.
11 posted on 10/06/2006 9:05:24 PM PDT by badpacifist (As long as you are above ground you can still get it right)
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Man, I bet you wish you had a baseball for him to sign.
Although the memory of talking to a genuine baseball legend probably beats that anyways.


12 posted on 10/06/2006 9:08:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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More from AP (Tucker) on Buck

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-obit-buckoneil&prov=ap&type=lgns


13 posted on 10/06/2006 9:09:49 PM PDT by bellevuesbest
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The loss of this great American hero is a sad day for all of us. Buck O'Neil was a true gentleman of the game but his humanity, compassion and love for America makes him a true legend and role model for all.

Please take a few moments and read this letter written by Buck O'Neil after 9/11. Here is a man who has suffered and seen terrible injustice in his life but his faith in God and Country never caused him a bitter heart.

"Our Eyes Opened" can be read at:

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/special_packages/oneil/15655517.htm

Please read, and after your tears, forward it on to your family, your friends, your fellow patriots. If anyone has access to liberal blogs, post "Our Eyes Opened" perhaps it might open their eyes also.

God bless you Buck O'Neil, thanks for being a true American.


14 posted on 10/06/2006 9:16:58 PM PDT by Finatic
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Buck O'Neil was the best interviewee in the Ken Burns Baseball series on PBS.


15 posted on 10/06/2006 9:17:01 PM PDT by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: Finatic

What a great essay, plain but so profound. A truly great man and American. He will be missed, but his legacy will live...


16 posted on 10/06/2006 9:25:31 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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Should have been in the Hall of Fame here on earth, but he is in the real Hall of Fame tonight.


17 posted on 10/06/2006 10:09:36 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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RIP.


18 posted on 10/06/2006 10:28:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/special_packages/oneil/15700214.htm


19 posted on 10/07/2006 5:05:34 AM PDT by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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At least he was able to live life to the very last. He spoke and threw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers game earlier this summer. He looked great for a man of his age.

Rest in peace.


20 posted on 10/07/2006 5:10:54 AM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: Finatic

#14 bumped for later. I'm sure that sports host Jim Rome (frequently interviewed Buck) and Rush will have something to say about this on Monday.


21 posted on 10/07/2006 5:21:33 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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Just...damn.


22 posted on 10/07/2006 6:38:59 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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Thanks for the link. What a great American....and he was from Carabelle, FL....a tiny little town near me. I'm proud he was a Floridian too.


23 posted on 10/07/2006 8:05:47 AM PDT by jch10
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