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Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Jordan “Buck” O'Neil

 
 
John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Marker
Inscription.

Born in Carrabelle, FL in 1911 to
John Sr. and Luella O’Neil
Attended Edward Waters College
Married Ora Lee Owen in 1946

Played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938-1943
Managed for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1948-1955
Served as a Scout for the Chicago Cubs from 1956-1962
Became the first African-American Coach in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs – 1962
Served as a Scout for the Kansas City Royals
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame - 1994
Published his autobiography “I Was Right On Time” – 1996
International Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame – 1996
Florida Sports Hall of Fame – 1999
Serves as Board Chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
May 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.218′ N, 93° 13.006′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Marker and Bust
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Q. Hammons (here, next to this marker); William Payne Stewart (here, next to this marker); Jackie Marie Stiles (here, next to this marker); Jack Buck (here, next to this marker); Bobby Bell (here, next to this marker); Stanley Frank Musial (here, next to this marker); Lamar Hunt (a few steps from this marker); Norman E. Stewart (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buck O'Neil at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buck O'Neil Baseball Statistics. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buck O'Neil on Ty Cobb and Prejudice. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bust of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Monument
Third monument on left side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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