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''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
'I'm Not a Marriage Counselor': A Frank Interview with Royals' Manager Dick Howser as He Talks about George Brett, Big Money, Curfews--and Marriage
Photos and interview of Dick Howser, manager of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, with discussion about the team, his approach to his job and marriage, and his native state, Florida.
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.
Photos of the performers of three local radio shows: (1) the "Three-on-a Song" musical group on WHB-AM; (2) Walt Lockett's play-by-play announcing of Kansas City Blues baseball on W9XBY-AM; and (3) the...
And Then There Was 1955
Baseball card set collector's item from Rodeo Meats Company of the A's in 1955.
Avron Fogelman: Still Turning the Double Play
Photos and biographical article about Avron Fogelman, a contributor to the 1985 World Series championship season for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, through his part-ownership and management of the...
Baseball, Mom, and the Apple of His Eye
Interview with George Brett and his wife Leslie Brett "about marriage, parenting, values and life after baseball," with photos and "remarkable candor."
Baseball: He Sends in the Smoke for the Green Goose
Photo and biographical article about John Wyatt, a successful black relief pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics baseball team and oft-quoted speaker to the press.
Baseball: KC Is Back with a Vengeance
Photo and article about the "new Kansas City Royals" baseball team, founded by local millionaire Ewing Kauffman as a replacement for the recently departed Kansas City Athletics, owned by Charlie Finley....
Baseball: Noble Mobile from Mobile
Photo and biographical article about Amos Otis, a leading hitter and speedy outfielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, hailing from Mobile, Alabama.
Baseball: What Every Team Needs
Photos and article about the Kansas City Athletics (or Kansas City A's) baseball team purchased by Charlie Finley ("[a] cigar-chewing Chicago insurance salesman") in 1961 and promoted with various odd...
Master Pitching Machine at 4200 N.E. Birmingham Road was founded by Paul Giovagnoli in the early 1950s. The company is little known outside baseball circles but is the only manufacturer of arm-style pitching...
Bearing Witness to Blackball: Buck O'Neil, the Negro Leagues, and the Politics of the Past
Article explores how Buck O'Neil has become a national icon for the Negro Leagues, giving biographical information as well as his connection to baseball. It also gives the history of the Negro league....
Big League: Big Bucks
Article on the salaries of local pro athletes, including players for the Royals baseball team, Chiefs football team, and Comets soccer team.
Black History Quiz
Ten questions and answers on topics pertaining to Black history in Kansas City. Individuals, places, and organizations included in questions: Roy Wilkins; Negro National League (baseball); Lucile Bluford;...
Blues A ''Mystery'' Team: Uncertain Quality Intrigues Fans' Interest
April 21, 1931
Pre-1931 season article about the Kansas City Blues baseball team, stating that George Muehlebach has owned the team since 1918. And as of 1931 held the record of all minor league cities for a single day's...
Holiday Issue 2005
Six brief profiles of Kansas City celebrities and their family activities during the winter holidays. The celebrities profiled are William Whitener of the Kansas City Ballet; baseball legend Buck O'Neil;...
Charlie Finley and Bugs Bunny in K. C.
Photos and biographical article about Charles Finley, or Charlie Finley, 42-year-old "owner of the Kansas City Athletics" baseball team (the only major league baseball team here before the Royals) since...
Charlie Metro Isn't Really That Perfect
Photos and biographical article about Charlie Metro, manager of the Kansas City Royals baseball team starting in 1969. Description of his life and career, born in Pennsylvania in 1919 and becoming a professional...
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