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Kansas City Red Sox
Kansas City Red Sox
TitleKansas City Red Sox
DescriptionPostcard of the Kansas City Red Sox at Uniontown, Kansas
DateOctober 10, 1913
Historical ArticleThe photographic post card showing nine baseball players and their manager is titled Kansas City Red Sox--at Uniontown, Kan., Oct. 10, 1913.

Files of The Star of Oct. 10, 1913, and the day after have no mention of the game or the Red Sox team.

A telephone call to Uniontown, Kan., disclosed the fact that the daily newspaper there was now nonexistent so old files were not available to reveal who won the game and identify the players.

Fred L. Kent, a player and manager of the team, now lives in Everett, Wash. His little son, James B. Kent, was the team mascot. Today the younger Kent is the business manager of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Seminary Heights, Kansas City, Kansas.

An old-time baseball fan suggested this Red Sox team might be one of the many teams sponsored by the Kansas City Athletic Club. These teams were semiprofessional. They were unpaid, with the possible exception of the pitchers.

Kansas City Times
April 28, 1972

Speaking the Public Mind

Our Red Sox
Under the headline It was the Kansas City Red Sox in 1913 Mrs. Sam Ray questions who won the game at Uniontown, Kan. This story appeared on Oct. 16, 1913, in the Fort Scott Tribune-Monitor:

The Kansas City Red Sox proved to be a little too fast for the Uniontown ball team in the games in which those two teams contested on Monday and Tuesday. McNally of Uniontown appeared to be even more of a puzzle to the Red Sox than House of the Detroit Americans, if scores are any indication, for the first game on Monday, in which McNally pitched, the score was 9 to 3 in favor of the Red Sox, while the score Tuesday, when House pitched, was 12 to 1 in favor of the Red Sox. The Red Sox have a high degree of ability when it comes to clouting the ball, and this, with the fact that their pitchers were puzzlers, held the Uniontown boys helpless throughout the game.

The Philadelphia Athletics, by the way, won the World Series at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 11 by holding the Giants to two hits. The steamer Volturno burned and sank in mid-Atlantic with around 200 lost in top news stories of that period.

Bob Estes
News Editor
Fort Scott Tribune
Fort Scott, Kan.

Kansas City Star
April 7, 1972

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectSports
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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