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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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
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
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...
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...
White Leaves Royals
January 31, 2010
After 40 years with the Royals, Frank White resigned from his fulltime position with the team. Although White has a position with Fox Sports Kansas City, he still plans to broadcast games for the Royals....
Kansas City Antelopes
Antelopes listed as the first baseball club in Kansas City.
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
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...
Scorecard: Checkmate for Charlie
Article about the continuing search for other stadiums for the Kansas City Athletics (also known as the Kansas City A's) baseball team by owner Charles Finley.
Oh, Give Me a Home
Article about the continuing search for other stadiums for the Kansas City Athletics (also known as the Kansas City A's) baseball team by owner Charles Finley, to replace Municipal Stadium.
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...
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.
The Home Team
Article describing Kansas City Royals announcers Denny Matthews and Fred White "as the broadcast barons of baseball."
''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...
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...
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,...
Small Town to the City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about "Kanss City's organized and free recreation" serving the "big city" population with "small town" entertainment in the form of games (baseball, softball,...
Kansas City Blues Banquet
Banquet honoring the Kansas City Blues. City Manager L. P. Cookingham is at the speaker's podium and sports writer Ernie Mehl is seated to the right.
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