On this date in 1997, Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer Buck Leonard passed away at age 90.
"I was talking about Robinson, Campy and Newk making it (out of the Negro Leagues) with Brooklyn. I'll never forget Buck's eyes filling with tears when he said, 'But it's too late for me.'" - Elwood Parsons, Dodgers scout
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