Bill proposed to name bridge after Buck O'Neil

Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 16:17:08-05

A bill has been filed to honor a legendary figure in the history of baseball.

On Tuesday, Missouri state senators Ryan Silvey and Jason Holsman filed a bill that would rename the Broadway Bridge after Buck O’Neil. 

In a tweet, Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, called the news “outstanding.”

Buck O’Neil was a Negro Leagues baseball All-Star. After his career with the Kansas City Monarchs was over, he became the first black scout for Major League Baseball and later the first black MLB coach in 1962.

O’Neil co-founded the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in 1990 and served on the board until his death in 2006. He was 94. 


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