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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Highlights of the sports career of George Brett, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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...
Home Stretch: After a Seven-Year Ownership Struggle David Glass and Kansas City Finally Play Ball
Photos and biographical article about David Glass, "chairman and recently retired chief executive of Wal-Mart" and owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Native of Mountain View, Missouri becoming...
File contains information pertaining to local sports figure Johnny Kling who played for the Chicago Cubs in the early 20th century. He was also a billiards player and owner of billiard parlors in Kansas...
Kansas City Antelopes
Antelopes listed as the first baseball club in Kansas City.
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.
Kansas City Red Sox
October 10, 1913
Postcard of the Kansas City Red Sox at Uniontown, Kansas
Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium in honor of Royals owner Ewing Marion Kauffman on July 2, 1993.
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.
KC Fans Getting World Series returns
Postcard of Kansas City fans getting World Series returns
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...
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...
Panoramic view of Municipal Stadium located at 22nd and Brooklyn. View shows the seats and playing field as well as areas to either side.
Postcard of the Municipal Stadium
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...
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...
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