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D M Nigro
William Powell Obituary
Photo and obituary for William Powell, "a well known sports figure" dying at the age of 63 in 1971. Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas City before becoming a Westport High School track star and "owner...
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...
The AFL Has a Taste of Glory
Photos and article about the defeat of the Chicago Bears by the Kansas City Chiefs, "the best team in the AFL," or American Football League, upstart rivals of the older National Football League (including...
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,...
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....
Southtown's Super Jocks
South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.
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...
School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players
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.
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...
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,...
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.
Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10
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...
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.
Right at Home
Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.
Pro Football: Catching Fire
Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Pro Football: Call It Catch-as-Catch-Can
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, star 29-year-old wide receiver or "flanker for the Chiefs" football team here and native of Houston.
Pro Football: Big Kick out of a Strange Game
Photo and biographical article about Jan Stenerud, "the Kansas City Chiefs' field goal specialist" from Norway, revolutionizing the position with his soccer-style kicking.
Now Comes the Big Blue Machine
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...
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...
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...
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