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O'Neil, 94, walks twice as oldest pro baseball player

Updated: July 19, 2006, 12:57 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil never got a free pass in life.

The grandson of a man brought to this continent a slave, O'Neil moved to Kansas City to avoid racial persecution in the Deep South. He played baseball during an era of segregation, and earlier this year was denied entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a special 12-member panel.

It figures that on Tuesday night, when O'Neil, 94, stepped into the batter's box during a minor league all-star ...

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