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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
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....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes
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,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 27 with Athletes
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...
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...
Print-outs of the Daily News, June 3rd and 8th, 1884. First association game of baseball in Kansas City played at Athletic Park between Kansas City Unions and Chicago Unions, June 7, 1884.
Baseball: He Sends in the Smoke for the Green Goose
Photo and biographical article about John Wyatt, a successful black relief pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics baseball team and oft-quoted speaker to the press.
Baseball: Noble Mobile from Mobile
Photo and biographical article about Amos Otis, a leading hitter and speedy outfielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, hailing from Mobile, Alabama.
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....
Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), Baseball Player and Manager
Biography of Ewing Kauffman (1916-1993) and Muriel Kauffman (1916-1995), Kansas City Royals Owners and Philanthropists
Biography of Frank Duncan (1901-1973), Baseball Player and Team Manager of the Kansas City Monarchs
Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player
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.
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...
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...
Charlie Finley and Bugs Bunny in K. C.
Photos and biographical article about Charles Finley, or Charlie Finley, 42-year-old "owner of the Kansas City Athletics" baseball team (the only major league baseball team here before the Royals) since...
Dark's Outlook Is Young and Bright
Photos and article about the Kansas City Athletics baseball team and its outlook with manager Alvin Dark and players Jim Nash (on the cover), Catfish Hunter, and Blue Moon Odom, et al.
Ernie Quigley: An Official for All Seasons
Article about Ernest C. Quigley from St. Mary's, Kansas, who is little-known today but had a 40-year career in officiating baseball, basketball, and football games. From 1913 to 1938, Quigley was a major...
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