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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Zack Wheat, 83, Dies In Sedalia
March 13, 1972
Death notice for former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Zack Wheat who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959. Zack Wheat was born in 1888 in Missouri and died in 1972 in Sedalia, Missouri. He...
Whitey! A Personal Interview with Missouri's Outrageous First Citizen of Sports
Photos and biographical article about Whitey Herzog (given name Dorrel Norman Herzog), a former baseball manager and player in Kansas City and Saint Louis. He started with the Kansas City Athletics and...
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....
We're 'Live' From the K
In-depth article and color photographs about Joel Goldberg who does pre-game and post-game shows on television for the Royals baseball games. Former Royal players Frank White and Jamie Quirk assist Goldberg...
The Home Team
Article describing Kansas City Royals announcers Denny Matthews and Fred White "as the broadcast barons of baseball."
The Day Brett Lost His Grip
July 24, 2008
This article recalls the 25th anniversary of George Brett's famous pine-tarred bat incident in a game against the New York Yankees played in New York on July 24, 1983. Brett faced relief pitcher Goose...
The Cost of the Game
Discusses the proposed extension of the bistate tax to pay for upkeep of the Truman Sports Complex.
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...
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...
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,...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Old Pros Never Die
Overhand pitch softball halfway house for ex-pros.
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.
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.
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