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Selig praises O'Neil, state of game

Updated: October 7, 2006, 10:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Commissioner Bud Selig lamented the death of Buck O'Neil on Saturday, calling the former Negro Leagues star an extraordinary human being.

O'Neil died Friday night at Research Medical Center in Kansas City from complications of congestive heart failure and recently diagnosed bone marrow cancer, said Bob Kendrick, marketing director for the Negro Leagues museum. O'Neil was 94.

"Talk about people -- you want to measure people's careers, what he did for the sport," ...

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