Buck O'Neil

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Carrabelle, FL
Death Date
Oct 6, 2006 (94)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Carrabelle, FL
Death Date
Oct 6, 2006 (94)

About

Negro League first baseman who became the MLB's first black coach on May 29, 1962.

Before Fame

He won the Negro World Series with the Monarchs in 1942.

Trivia

He was a recipient of the Beacon of Life Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Family Life

He was married to Ora O'Neil.

Associated With

He broke the racial barriers of MLB coaching, while Jackie Robinson broke barriers as a player.

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