July 25, 2012
Susan Mayberry and Ron Grover with the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat plaque. Grover, a former Basehor-Linwood school board member who now shares his story of being the parent of a recovering addict, nominated Mayberry for an award that later caught the Royals’ attention.
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It was a sweltering Wednesday night as the Royals hosted the Seattle Mariners. But if the heat ever got to anyone sitting with the evening’s Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat honoree as she watched Billy Butler take batting practice a few yards away, you’d never know it. Instead, as they waited for the first pitch, and long after it, they shared the stories that connected them to one another.