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He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes
Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...
Right at Home
Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.
Three Careers Measure Up
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...
George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home
Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his sports accomplishments and national celebrity status, also describing his experiences in the World Series, with photos.
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....
Derrick Thomas Remembered: An Open Letter to Young NFL Fans across America
February 21, 2000
Editorial letter to "young NFL fans across America" of Derrick Thomas, "the leopard-quick Chiefs linebacker" dying of complications following a car accident at the age of 33 in 2000.
November 29, 1992
File containing photos and biographical article about Norman Stewart, or Norm Stewart, prominent and award-winning basketball coach (and former player) of the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1967,...
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.
African Americans in Sports
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...
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.
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
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.
Rockhurst College Campus
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.
Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
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...
Erle Shepherd Obituary
Obituary for Erle Shepherd, the nation's leading bowler and charter member of the Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame, dying at the age of 81 on March 16, 1970.
Monarchs' Hilton Smith Dies at 71
November 20, 1983
Obituary for Hilton Smith, Sr. (ca. 1912-1983), a former Negro Leagues pitcher and teammate of Satchel Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. Native of Texas coming to Kansas City from 1933 to...
Muna Gets Her Day
September 17, 2008
Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...
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....
Sports: The Fall of Joe Willie
Photo and article about the defeat of the New York Jets (led by quarterback Joe Namath) by the Kansas City Chiefs football team (led by Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, and Buck Buchanan) in the 1969 playoffs....
Rush to the Super Bowl
Photo and article about the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a favorite for the Super Bowl and led in the playoffs by Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas, et al.
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