Sunday, July 10, 2011

1962 Topps Buck O"Neil


Buck O'Neil was the first black coach in the majors as a member of the infamous Chicago Cubs "College of Coaches".  He is credited with bringing Lou Brock to the Cubs as a scout. He also managed the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues from 1948-1955.

3 comments:

  1. Found you through Bob Lemke's Blog. Great stuff! Love that there are so many customizers out there!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I never heard of Buck O'Neil before watching Ken Burns' Baseball mini-series.

    He was instrumental in getting many Negro League players inducted shortly before his death. It's too bad he wasn't included.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome card and an even better man.

    ReplyDelete