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JOHN JORDAN “BUCK” O’NEIL
(1911-2006) was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League and the first Black coach in Major League Baseball. He often lectured on the Negro leagues and led the effort to create the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City.
Appeared at The Grand in Galveston College’s Lecture Series in 1991
EVERYBODY’S HERO: THE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON
is the story of the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball and to have his jersey number – 42 – officially retired by every team in the MLB. It tells of the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, the prejudice he faced, and how he helped change the face of our nation.
Performed at The Grand – January 2017, by Mad River Theatre Works as a Serious Fun Children’s Series performance
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