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1. A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives November 24, 2013 Article describes problems facing the operations of the American Jazz Museum. The museum is compared against the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which it shares a location with on 18th Street, and local...

2. Airialto Accolade Airialto Accolade August//1936 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...

3. Baseball Players Shaking Hands Baseball Players Shaking Hands circa 1930s Two baseball players or managers in Kansas City Blues uniforms standing outside a dugout shaking hands. The photograph was likely taken inside Muehlebach Field (22nd & Brooklyn).

4. Baseball Players Shaking Hands Baseball Players Shaking Hands circa 1928 Two baseball players or managers shaking hands surrounded by a group of people. The "M" on one player's uniform indicates he played for the Minneapolis Millers. He is holding a small box in his left hand....

5. Baseball: An Illustrated History Baseball: An Illustrated History 1994 Minor League Class AAA team "farm club" for the New York Yankees.

6. Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), Baseball Player and Manager Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), Baseball Player and Manager 1999

7. Biography of Johnny Kling (1875-1947), Baseball Player Biography of Johnny Kling (1875-1947), Baseball Player 2009

8. Blues A ''Mystery'' Team: Uncertain Quality Intrigues Fans' Interest 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...

9. Blues Game in Progress Blues Game in Progress N.d. Field view of a baseball game in progress inside an unidentified stadium. One of the teams is likely the Kansas City Blues of the American Association league.

10. Blues Stadium Blues Stadium September 26, 1971 Blues Stadium at 23rd and Brooklyn Streets opened on July 3, 1923, as Muehlebach Field. In 1937, it was renamed Ruppert Stadium; in 1946, Blues Stadium; and in 1954, it was renamed again as Municipal Stadium....

11. Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage April 7, 2006 A new book entitled Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography by Gil Bogen has recently been published. The author contends that Kling was Jewish although Kling's wife Lillian asserted he was not. Kling was a...

12. Casey Stengel Casey Stengel Photos, illustrations, and information on Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a local high school baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Northeast Kansas City as Charles Dillon...

13. Death of Robert Rhoades Death of Robert Rhoades January 21, 1956 Obituary for Robert Rhoades, 76, who played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1903 to 1909 and for the Kansas City Blues until he retired in 1913. Rhoades also built and operated the...

14. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), nicknamed "'Casey,' for the initials 'K. C.' of his hometown," a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player and manager from the 1910s to the...

15. Dixon Hotel and Johnny Kling Dixon Hotel and Johnny Kling 2006 Baseball player and owner, Johnny Kling, was also an expert billiards player. He opened a hotel in 1912 called the Hotel Dixon which advertised that it had 39 Kling specially designed tables. It was located...

16. Holy Cow! He's Gone 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...

17. Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game //1987 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,...

18. Joe McGinnity Joe McGinnity 2009 Chapter of biography of Joe McGinnity tells about his time with the Kansas City Blues in 1894. It also includes information about some other Blues players and about the team in general.

19. Kansas City Blues Kansas City Blues 1942 This vertical file folder contains a K.C. Blues, American Association, schedule for 1942. Games to be played at Ruppert Stadium, 22nd and Brooklyn Avenue. Back of schedule includes how the teams in the...

20. Kansas City Blues Banquet Kansas City Blues Banquet 1954 South Central Business Association banquet honoring the Kansas City Blues at unidentified location.