May 15, 2012

Buck O'Neil Mural

The most striking thing you come upon in visiting the Negro League Baseball Museum isn't at the museum at all.  A couple of blocks down from the museum on one of the walls of an old YMCA building there is a huge Buck O'Neil mural.  


Initially when the mural was put up it was something beautiful in a rather depressing area.  Since then though, they have added a small baseball diamond in the empty lot directly in front of the mural and next to it they have added a second mural showing all the great players that were on Kansas City Monarchs teams including Jackie Robinson, Satchell Paige, and Elston Howard.


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