Buck O'Neil has passed away. I was introduced to Buck by watching the Ken Burns Baseball documentary 12 years ago. Buck was again in the news earlier this year when the HOF snubbed him. Here is what he said regarding that incident:
"You think about this. Here I am, the grandson of a slave. And here the whole world was excited about whether I was going into the Hall of Fame or not. We've come a long ways. Before, we never even thought about anything like that. America, you've really grown and you're still growing."
Rest in peace Buck.