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Podcast: Cubs pioneer Buck O'Neil elected to HOF

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Another great Cub has made it to the Hall of Fame with legendary Cubs scout and coach Buck O'Neil joining the pantheon of baseball greats.

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, joins David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer and Tim Stebbins to discuss who O'Neil was and why he deserved to get into the Hall. Kendrick details the players O'Neil impacted, including several Cubs legends.

(2:00) - Reaction to Buck O'Neil finally getting into the Hall of Fame

(9:10) - Billy Williams almost quit baseball but didn't due to Buck O'Neil

(23:30) - Is Ernie Banks a Cub or in the majors at all without Buck O'Neil?

(29:20) - Buck O'Neil was the first Black coach in MLB history

(33:30) - Minnie Miñoso elected to the Hall of Fame

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