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A Man With a Plan
May 29, 2007
May 30, 2007 marks the one-year anniversary when Dayton Moore was named the new General Manager of the Kansas City Royals. The article examiness the organizational changes instituted by Moore in his first...
A Special Day
July 26, 2008
A statue of Buck O'Neil was unveiled Friday, July 25, 2008, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. "The depiction is of Buck's later years, maybe his 70s. He's wearing...
An Emotional Day for Denny
July 30, 2007
Denny Matthews received the Ford Frick Award on July 29, 2007, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Players and fans were in attendance to cheer Matthews on and congratulate his achievements....
Baseball Museum Gets New Director
December 13, 2008
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has selected a new executive director to lead the museum. Greg Baker, a former assistant city manager, was chosen by the governing board on Friday, December 12, 2008.
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....
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...
Ewing Kauffman and Baseball Hall of Fame
November 9, 2007
This month, Ewing Kauffman's name will come up for consideration for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Current Kansas City Royals owner David Glass will speak to the committee in Kauffman's favor....
Free to Hope
September 21, 2008
Article describes the struggles of former Royals first baseman Willie Mays Aikens, who is trying to rebuild his life after serving 14 years in prison for selling cocaine. Aikens was an integral part of...
Greinke Savors this One
January 22, 2010
Zack Greinke received the Wilber “Bullet” Rogan Award as the American League’s most outstanding pitcher at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Greinke also recently received the Cy Young award, but...
Holy Cow! He's Gone
August 15, 2007
Article explains the Kansas City ties of former New York Yankee's shortstop and announcer Phil Rizzuto, who died August 13, 2007. Rizzuto payed two seasons with the Kansas City Blues (1939, 1940) and in...
O'Neil's Legacy Leads Museum to a Crossroads
December 6, 2009
As the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum heads toward its twentieth anniversary and 10th Legacy Awards in 2010, museum director Greg Baker wants to see the museum branch out beyond Buck O'Neil. Baker's ideas...
Pinstripes & The Plains: The History of Kansas City's Long and Winding Relationshiop with the Yankees
September 9, 2007
This article explores the relationship over the years between Kansas City's major league baseball teams and the New York Yankees. According to the article, "Lou Gehrig played his final game in Kansas City,...
Regal Renovations Look Like Winner
April 2, 2008
Color photograph and article describing the new $8.3 million Crown Vision scoreboard, described as the world's biggest video display, at Kauffman Stadium. Includes a sidebar article, "What to Expect at...
Royals Ace Proves He's Best in League
November 18, 2009
Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke was voted the 2009 Cy Young winner as the American League's best pitcher. He received 25 of 28 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers Association of America and...
Royals Oust Hillman
May 14, 2010
On May 14, 2010, Royals General manager Dayton Moore fired manager Trey Hillman and replaced him with Ned Yost. Yost managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003 to 2008 and joined the Royals in January of...
Stars Would Go to Bat for Museum
March 15, 2009
Article reports on efforts by former major meague baseball players to aid the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Since the passing of Buck O'Neil in 2006, the Museum has had difficulty finding a high-profile...
The Day Brett Lost His Grip
July 24, 2008
This article recalls the 25th anniversary of George Brett's famous pine-tarred bat incident in a game against the New York Yankees played in New York on July 24, 1983. Brett faced relief pitcher Goose...
White and Royals: A Silly Cold War
July 12, 2013
Article describes an ongoing dispute between retired Royals icon, Frank White, and the Royals administration. Details of White's involvement with the Royals following his retirement, his dismissal from...
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