O'Neil will be 92 on April 19 and it was on that date in 1920 when he was born in Shelbiana, Ky., and eventually made a name for himself in the field of baseball.
Nicknamed "Tip" or "Scooter", O'Neil learned baseball from his father, who was a semi-pro player and a railroad worker.
O'Neil was involved in professional baseball for 45 years serving from 1939-1984 as player, player/manager, manager, general manager and scout.
He started out his career in 1939 at Tallahassee, Florida, and Greenville, Tennessee., and in 1940 joined Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Bristol. Virginia, before coming to Jamestown of the PONY League in 1941.
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