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Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...
A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.
African Americans in Sports
File contains two copies of a booklet entitled The Negro in Sports, highlighting the accomplishments of black athletes such as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. The author, Nat Low, was a sports...
Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player
Blues' Beat: A Rookie Season
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, a 48-year-old former All-Pro wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs football team from 1965 to 1976. Native of Houston retiring there before becoming...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Junious Buchanan, or Buck Buchanan, a member of the Football Hall of Fame as a former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1976 and proprietor...
Photo and highlights of the sports career of Buck O'Neil, a former coach and player for the Kansas City Monarchs and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Commentary,Paige Made Pitching the Consummate Show
June 9, 1982
Photos and biographical article about Leroy Robert Paige, or Satchel Paige (ca. 1906-1982), a former Negro Leagues star and member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame living much of his life in Kansas...
Cover Story: The Burden of Being Kevin Warren
Photos and biographical article about Kevin Warren, a 34-year-old black lawyer, sports agent for many Kansas City Chiefs players, and "vice president of player programs for the [Saint Louis] Rams."
Curtis McClinton Looks Back
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Curtis McClinton, Jr., "a talented running back" retiring from the Kansas City Chiefs football team but also an African American and "co-founder, director...
Deaths: Booker T. Daniels
December 14, 1974
Obituary for Booker McDaniels, "62, of 3634 E. 61st, a pitcher with the Kansas City Monarchs in the 1940s." Description of his life and career as a native of Arkansas starting as a professional black baseball...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Doctor Named Father of Year
February 22, 1957
Vertical file with photo and caption about Dr. L.S. Daigle, an African American physician "selected as the Paseo Y.M.C.A. 'Father of the Year.'" Dr. Daigle was father of two sons including Stanley Daigle,...
Photos and information on Frank White, second baseman for the Kansas City Royals baseball team from 1973 to 1990 and a member of the Royals Hall of Fame.
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Homer Roberts and Reuben Street
Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...
Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game
Book with photos and descriptions of several baseball players starting out or playing professionally in Kansas City for the local teams preceding the Kansas City Royals. Chapters on Buck O'Neil, Hank Bauer,...
Johnson's Pitching, and Spirit, Were Ageless
December 1, 2004
Connie Johnson, former Negro Leagues and major leagues pitcher, died November 27, 2004, in Kansas City. He won 40 games in the major leagues, mostly in the 1954 and 1955 season. He was part of the pitching...
Leroy Robert Paige (Satchel)
Biography of Leroy Paige (Satchel) (1906-1982), "one of the best pitchers in baseball history," playing for numerous teams in the early 20th century, including "the Kansas City Monarchs, leading them to...
Lilbon Clark, III
File contains a biographical article with photo about Lilbon Clark III, an African American high school student-athlete who won an appointment to the West Point Academy. His residence with his parents...
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