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1. 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...

2. Lincoln High School Sports Lincoln High School Sports File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.

3. Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes //1980 It was local sportswriter Ernie Mehl who convinced the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1956 that they should move their headquarters to a city with a major league team. Kansas City had such a team...

4. SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid 1944-1999 and n.d. The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...

5. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

6. George Brett George Brett 2001 Highlights of the sports career of George Brett, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

7. Frank White Frank White 2001 Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.

8. Buck O'Neil Buck O'Neil 2001 Photo and highlights of the sports career of Buck O'Neil, a former coach and player for the Kansas City Monarchs and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

9. Derrick Thomas Derrick Thomas 2001 Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.

10. Three Careers Measure Up Three Careers Measure Up April 2002 Article supporting the induction of Royals second baseman Frank White, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram into their sports' respective Halls...

11. Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10 Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10 April//1973 Photos and article about the opening of home opening of Royals Stadium (later renamed Kauffman Stadium) in 1973 as "half of the twin sports facility known as the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex." Photos...

12. Alexi Lalas Alexi Lalas April/11/1999 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....

13. Now Comes the Big Blue Machine Now Comes the Big Blue Machine April/23/1973 Photos and article about the bright prospects of the young Kansas City Royals baseball team, with a new $2 million scoreboard and players such as Amos Otis, Fred Patek, John Mayberry, Hal McRae, and Cookie...

14. Becoming George Brett 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....

15. Southtown's Super Jocks Southtown's Super Jocks August//1985 South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.

16. School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players August/23/1971 Photos and article about "the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy" in Florida, a minor league baseball training camp for the organization built by team owner Ewing Kauffman.

17. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes ca. 1887 Scrapbook page containing 19 advertising cards arranged in four rows of five (card in upper right corner is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of and identifies an athlete and, usually,...

18. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 27 with Athletes Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 27 with Athletes ca. 1887 Scrapbook page containing 15 advertising cards arranged in four rows of five (entire lower row is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of and identifies an athlete and, usually, their...

19. African Americans in Sports African Americans in Sports ca1950 File contains two copies of a booklet entitled The Negro in Sports, highlighting the accomplishments of black athletes such as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. The author, Nat Low, was a sports...

20. Rockhurst College Campus Rockhurst College Campus circa 1940s Interior view of basketball game in progress in the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse located on the campus of what is now Rockhurst University located at 1100 Rockhurst Road in Kansas City, Missouri.