View Full Version : Sad News Buck O'Neil Has Die.....

10-07-2006, 03:11 PM
.....Here's a link.

Negro League great Buck O'Neil, 94, dies - Baseball - MSNBC.com


Dom Heffner
10-07-2006, 03:14 PM
Olbermann will have a tribute, I'm sure.

10-07-2006, 06:57 PM
This man should have been UNANIMOUS choice for HOF when they did the Negro League inductees. What better way than to have their top diplomat to be the headliner. Its a crying shame he died before he got the call.

RIP Buck.

10-09-2006, 09:32 AM
Remember this from the man, himself:

"Shed no tears for Buck," he told the crowd. "I couldn't attend Sarasota High School. That hurt. I couldn't attend the University of Florida. That hurt.

"But not going into the Hall of Fame, that ain't going to hurt me that much, no. Before, I wouldn't even have a chance. But this time I had that chance. Just keep loving old Buck."

Class and grace personified. The world was a better place because he was here.

10-09-2006, 09:38 AM
Very sad news...he was such a wonderful man. I hope this hits the maroons that failed to vote him into the HoF hard.

Rest in peace, Buck.