Legendary baseball figure Buck O’Neil died over the weekend. O’Neil was a player for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Baseball League. He later went on to become the first black coach in the Major Leagues and also worked as a scout.
O’Neil made many public appearances including his last, in which he spoke on behalf of the Negro League players, coaches, and other personnel at the Hall of Fame induction this year.
Earlier in the year, O’Neil signed a one day contract with the Kansas City T-Bones to become the oldest player to ever play in a professional baseball game.