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1936 Kansas City Blues Team
May 4, 1936
Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George...
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...
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...
Another Festival That Once Was
Article citing the lack of attendance and support for the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, leading to its cancellation in 2002.
Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC
Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...
February 21-27, 2013
Article chronicles the 2013 board election of the Kansas City Blues Society. The organization's history is described. Former members and previous editors of Blues News, the KCBS newsletter, are interviewed...
Baseball Players Shaking Hands
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).
Baseball: An Illustrated History
Minor League Class AAA team "farm club" for the New York Yankees.
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...
Blues Game in Progress
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.
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....
Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest
Article lamenting the loss of the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. Reasons for the festival being cancelled in 2002 are described.
Entertainment: The Best Is yet to Come!
Information about the city's jazz history and its revitalization with the annual festival at Penn Valley Park.
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...
It Simply Was Time for the Blues to Go
Article about the end of the "5-year history of the Kansas City Blues" minor league professional hockey team, a farm team of the Saint Louis Blues.
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.
K.C.K. to Honor Legendary Blues Promoter
November 2-8, 2012
Article announces that Roger Naber will be honored during the 2012 Historical Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance. Naber's past role in organizing the dance is discussed. Details regarding Naber's 33 year career...
Kansas City--A Music Mecca (Blues)
Overview of the state of blues music in Kansas City in 2005, penned by the president of the Kansas City Blues Society.
Kansas City Blues
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...
Kansas City Blues and Kansas City Blues Queen
Group portrait of Kansas City Blues, Kansas City Blues Queen, and unidentified officials outside Municipal Stadium before parade honoring the baseball team.
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