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A Lost Pioneer
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TitleA Lost Pioneer
AbstractAmericus V. McKim, known as "the father of Kansas City baseball" is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He died February 10, 1910 at age 70. In the 1880s, "McKim was the driving force who brought major-league baseball to Kansas City for the first time". He was the owner of the Kansas City Unions who played in Athletic Park at Southwest Boulevard and Summit. The first game was between Chicago and Kansas City with Chicago winning. The second team formed by McKim was the Cowboys in the National League. McKim soon got out of baseball and became a brickmaker and general contractor. Harold Dellinger has done research on McKim and on early baseball in Kansas City. He has written books and participated in the marking of McKim's burial spot in Elmwood Cemetery.
NotesSee Also Northeast News, May 17, 2006, Vol. 75, No. 20, p.7, for another account.
DateMay 21, 2006
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Baseball
Local SubjectMcKim, Americus V.
Kansas City Cowboys
Kansas City Unions
Dellinger, Harold
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215933
CONTENTdm number29514
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