BOSTON (AP) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame is honoring Kansas
City's Buck O'Neil with a Lifetime Achievement Award named in his
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was on hand for the announcement
at Fenway Park tonight before the World Series opener between
Colorado and Boston.
O'Neil was a Negro Leagues star and the first black coach in the
majors. He fell two votes shy of induction into the Hall of Fame
during a special election in February 2006. He died last October at
A statue of O'Neil will be erected inside the museum, and the
Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented no more
than once every three years.
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