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A Hard Worker Faces a Big Job
January 14, 2009
Article discusses the Kansas City Chief's new general manager, Scott Pioli. Pioli most recently was the vice president of the New England Patriots and helped the team to four Super Bowls.
A Question of Control
Biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
Photo and biographical article about Alexi Lalas, a 28-year-old member of the Kansas City Wizards soccer team starting in 1999 and a member of the United States Olympic soccer teams from 1992 and 1996....
At KCI Sunday: Knievel Tops at Talking, Too
Photo and biographical article about Evel Knievel, "the famed jumper of motorcycles," planning to "soar from ramp-to-ramp over the cabs of 10 huge trucks Sunday afternoon at Kansas City International Raceway,...
Athlete Who Inspired ''The Blind Side'' Shares His Message of Hope
March 3, 2011
Michael Oher, the Baltimore Ravens football player made famous in the movie "The Blind Side," was the keynote speaker at the 50th annual Greater Kansas City Area Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, March 2, 2011....
February 26, 2006
This article gives a short profile and picture where possible of all the 18 Negro League players who are currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame as of Sunday, February 26, 2006. These include the following...
Becoming George Brett
August 4, 2013
Commemorative keepsake section of the Kansas City Star printed to honor the 40th anniversary of George Brett's debut with the Kansas City Royals. The section contains several articles by three authors....
Photo and review of the 1959 book "The Secret Project of Sigurd O'Leary" by Martin Quigley about baseball athletes with information on 1930s Kansas City night life.
Buck's Really in the Hall Now
October 25, 2007
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, has created a lifetime achievement award in honor of Buck O'Neil, legendary Negro Leagues baseball player. The award will be given out at a maximum...
Cal Hubbard Blended Talents for Rare Double
Photo and biographical article about Cal Hubbard, the first person ever elected into both the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame and the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame. Description of...
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...
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...
Deaths: Orville L. Remick
Photo and obituary for Orville Remick, Jr., "2413 East [68th Street Terrace], who was in charge of buying sheep and lambs for Armour & Co. 47 years," a lifelong Kansas Citian, and a semipro baseball player...
Donald Rogivue Obituary
Obituary for Donald Rogivue, a top swimmer in the Amateur Athletic Union and winner of numerous swimming championships, dying at the age of 51 on June 29, 1970.
Dr. John H. Outland
Biographical article about Dr. John Outland (ca. 1881-1947), a Kansas City surgeon and Kansas University athletic star founding the Kansas relays in 1923 and becoming the "first professional man in this...
Dr. John Outland Dies: Midwest Athletics Loses a Widely-Known Friend
Photos (as a college football player and later as a doctor) and biographical article about Dr. John Outland, "former All-American football player and the father of the Kansas relays [a track and field...
Erle Shepherd Obituary
Obituary for Erle Shepherd, the nation's leading bowler and charter member of the Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame, dying at the age of 81 on March 16, 1970.
Flawless Work by Evel Knievel
Photos and biographical article about Evel Knievel and his successful motorcycle jump over 10 trucks at Kansas City International Raceway in front of 10,000 fans.
Frederick Walter Toomey Obituary
Obituary for Frederick Walter Toomey, or Frederick Toomey, a school teacher and former catcher for the Kansas City Blues baseball team dying on June 27, 1958.
He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes
Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...
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