A reason to celebrate sports: Buck O'Neil
Updated: October 14, 2006, 12:37 AM ETBy Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com
It's been a week of celebration, regrets and reflections after the passing of the legendary Negro League star, Buck O'Neil on Friday.Those who knew him or knew of him are celebrating all he did to open doors for African-American athletes through his own brilliant career as a player and coach, and as an ambassador of the game. The regrets grow from the many things he was not able to do because his country was not ready for full integration, and from a special committee's failure to vote ...
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