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April 17, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As first baseman with the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs, John Jordan (Buck) O'Neil was a teammate of legendary pitcher Satchel Paige and competed against Homestead Gray home run great Josh Gibson and even Babe Ruth. "I was friends with Duke Ellington, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson and Joe Lewis," O'Neil says. "It was an exciting time."
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July 25, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
By Sunday, there will be 35 individuals affiliated with the black baseball era enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame. Buck O'Neil, generally considered the foremost ambassador and a living history of that bygone period, will not be among them. For many who saw O'Neil play well over half a century ago and others who have since seen and listened to his passion for the game, that's an injustice. "I'm a big fan of Buck O'Neil," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wrote in an e-mail.
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July 25, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
By Sunday, there will be 35 individuals affiliated with the black baseball era enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame. Buck O'Neil, generally considered the foremost ambassador and a living history of that bygone period, will not be among them. For many who saw O'Neil play well over half a century ago and others who have since seen and listened to his passion for the game, that's an injustice. "I'm a big fan of Buck O'Neil," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wrote in an e-mail.
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April 17, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As first baseman with the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs, John Jordan (Buck) O'Neil was a teammate of legendary pitcher Satchel Paige and competed against Homestead Gray home run great Josh Gibson and even Babe Ruth. "I was friends with Duke Ellington, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson and Joe Lewis," O'Neil says. "It was an exciting time."
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September 4, 1994 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
All he ever wanted to do was play ball and he got to do plenty of that, even if it paid him nothing for a long time before he worked up to $700 a month in the Negro American League. So Buck O'Neil was a happy man in the 1930s, and he is a happy man all these years later.
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July 19, 2006 | Lonnie White, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Serena Williams, playing her first tournament in six months, defeated Anastasia Myskina, 6-2, 6-2, on Tuesday night in the first round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open at Mason, Ohio. "I felt really relaxed," Williams said after dominating Myskina in the 56-minute match. "I haven't felt this way in a long time." Williams, who has been bothered by a chronic left knee injury, chose the Tier III event for her first match since losing in the third round of the Australian Open.
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