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Buck O'Neil

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil

Profession: Baseball Player and Coach

United States of America

Why Famous: The first African-American coach in the history of Major League Baseball. During the time that American baseball was segregated, O'Neil worked for many years in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs.

Helping to renew interest in his era of baseball, O'Neil had a major hand in establishing the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

Born: November 13, 1911
Birthplace: Carrabelle, Florida, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: October 6, 2006 (aged 94)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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