Saturday, October 07, 2006

Death of a Legend!

Buck O'Neil died yesterday. A star in the Negro Leagues, an ambassador for baseball and a great man. Those who saw Baseball by Ken Burns saw the real Buck. He was a fantastic speaker and a lover of baseball. I think was dishonored this year when he was not inducted into the Hall of Fame but gave the Induction Speech for the Negro Leaguers who were...

When he was informed he did not make the Hall of Fame he address the crowd that came to see him:

God's been good to me. They didn't think Buck was good enough to be in the Hall of Fame. That's the way they thought about it and that's the way it is, so we're going to live with that. Now, if I'm a Hall of Famer for you, that's all right with me. Just keep loving old Buck. Don't weep for Buck. No, man, be happy, be thankful.

Do yourself a favor and learn more about this classy man. He will be missed!


At 3:59 PM, Blogger Laine Morgan said...

I've never heard of him, but he does sound like a great man. Thanks for sharing!

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Brent said...

How sad! What were they thinking?


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