This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Erik, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, October 23, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)

category: Sports

clue: This butterfly was overlooked right up to the end. I guess a dollar just doesn't go as far as it used to.

explanation: O'Neil played for and managed the Kansas City Monarchs ("butterfly") during his baseball career, but was passed over for induction to the Hall of Fame. The word "dollar" was a play on his nickname Buck. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, and Kerry Odell

trivia: Erik Bates requested this goo because O'Neil's passing had meant a lot to the Kansas community where Erik lived.


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