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A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
And in This Corner...
March 5, 2009
Review of "The Black Athlete on Film," an exhibit of posters for black sports movies at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Includes color photographs of some of the posters.
Ban for Life: Ban Johnson League Marks Anniversary With List of 50 Greats
Extensive article on the Ban Johnson Baseball League in celebration of its 75-year anniversary. Includes a timeline, all-75-year team, league award winners and league champions. The article is illustrated...
Buck, an Eight-Page Tribute Section
October 8, 2006
A separate section devoted to Buck O'Neil that appeared in the Kansas City Star shortly after his death. The section includes numerous photographs and articles written by various sports writers at the...
Going to Bat for a Downtown Ballpark
November 19, 2004
The defeated Bistate II tax plan made way for the Downtown Council to officially announce its support for a ballpark in the downtown area. The article looks at the plans, obstacles, and a couple proposed...
Goodbye, Monochrome Board!
October 17, 2007
Kauffman Stadium renovation work started in October 2007. The scoreboard with the trademark Royals crown is coming down. It will be replaced with a new scoreboard, 106 feet by 86 feet, that is to be the...
Grand Design: New Stadium for Yankees is Latest Plum for HOK
June 16, 2005
Kansas City-based sports architectural firm HOK Sport+Venue+Event landed two of the most prestigious stadium projects in the country: New York Yankees and the New York Mets. Both stadiums are privately...
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...
Kansas City Antelopes
Antelopes listed as the first baseball club in Kansas City.
Entire section of the paper devoted to the new baseball stadium for the Kansas City Royals at the Truman Sports Complex, with several articles and photos.
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...
Negro Leagues Can't Afford History
October 12, 2004
John Moores donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum a 1924 sweater from the first Negro Leagues World Series when the Kansas City Monarchs beat the Hilldale Giants. The sweater sports the letters...
Old Ball Park Leaves Its Memories
Article debating the future and recalling the past of the now-deserted stadium, former home to such sports teams as the Kansas City A's, Royals, and Chiefs at 22nd & Brooklyn Avenues.
Our Big 12, The Most Significant Games Ever Played in Kansas City
November 24, 2007
"The Border War," a special section of the newspaper, features information about the football game to be played Saturday, November 24, 2007, between the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri...
Regal Renovations Look Like Winner
April 2, 2008
Color photograph and article describing the new $8.3 million Crown Vision scoreboard, described as the world's biggest video display, at Kauffman Stadium. Includes a sidebar article, "What to Expect at...
Royal Rebel Willie Wilson
July 5-11, 2007
Article profiling former Kansas City Royals center-fielder Willie Wilson, and his efforts to shed his "bad boy" image. After being estranged from Kansas City and the Royals organization for several years,...
Royals Jettison White
December 3, 2011
For the first time in 15 years, former Kansas City Royals' player Frank White will not hold a position with the organization. In a controversial move, the franchise decided not to renew White's contract...
Royals Say No to Downtown
February 12, 2005
The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that they and their fans want to keep the Truman Sports Complex as it is, rather than building a downtown ballpark or renovating Kauffman Stadium. This abrupt change...
T-Bones Are Rarin' To Go
May 5, 2003
CommunityAmerica ballpark, constructed in western Wyandotte County at State Avenue and 110th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, will be the home of the new T-Bones minor league baseball team. The first home...
Team Will Be Royals: Ewing Kauffman Announces Name Selected from 17,000 Entries in Contest for American League Baseball Club
Article about the origin of the name of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, suggested by Sanford Porte ("an engineer with Howard-Needles-Tammen & Bergendoff" residing in Overland Park) in a 1968 naming...
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