Fans pay tribute to O'Neil's life and legacy

Updated: October 7, 2006, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Baseballs left on a table, signed by dozens of his fans, told stories of how he touched their lives. Flowers piled up on another table near a portrait of the dapper, gregarious man who came to embody the story of the Negro Leagues.

Friends and strangers alike gathered Saturday at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil.

O'Neil died Friday night from complications of congestive heart failure and ...

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