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May 29, 1962-Buck (John) O’Neil becomes the first black coach in major-league baseball.

Written by Bruce Weirauch,

May 29, 1962-Buck (John) O’Neil, previously a scout with the Cubs, becomes the first black coach in major-league baseball after accepting a job with the organization. O’Neil is credited for signing future Hall of Fame player Lou Brock to his first professional baseball contract.

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