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Mon March 6, 2006
Reaction to Buck O'Neil's Exclusion from Baseball Hall of Fame
By Laura Ziegler
Kansas City, MO – Across the country, reaction has been strong to the news that Buck O'Neil was not inducted this week into the Baseball Hall of Fame. On February 27 in Tampa, Florida, the commissioner of baseball announced the results of a special committee looking at Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues players from 1860 to 1960.
Since then, sports writers, bloggers and talk show callers nationwide have been screaming with amazement and outrage. And Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has introduced legislation in Washington to compensate O'Neil with a Congressional Gold Medal. KCUR's Laura Ziegler reports.