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Voices from Buck O'Neil's Memorial Service

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Photo by Laura Ziegler
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Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver remembers Buck O'Neil.

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Flags flew at half staff throughout Kansas City and Missouri in honor of John Jordan Buck O'Neil over the weekend. The baseball legend was a star hitter and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs and the first African American coach in the major leagues. Buck O'Neil was remembered Saturday at the Municipal Auditorium in a public memorial service, hear some excerpts from Hall of Famers Joe Morgan, who hosted the program, Ernie Banks, film-maker Ken Burns, Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and an original composition by Danny Cox.

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