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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Photo and bio of Bob Wolff, 59-year-old founder and chairman of "Gear for Sports/Winning Ways," a Lenexa-based "designer and manufacturer of logo sportswear" established about 1974.
Microfilm reel contains information on local sports topics.
Losing a Friend: He Fished in Front of the Cameras for 48 Years
August 25, 2005
Review of the life of Harold Ensley whose popular TV show, ''The Sportsman's Friend,'' lasted 48 years. Ensley began his career doing a fishing report for WMBH radio in Joplin, Missouri, in the late 1940s....
Major League City: Can the Wizards Ever Get Their Due Respect?
Photo and article about the lack of celebration and attention for the Kansas City Wizards soccer team following their "Major League Soccer championship trophy" in 2000.
May 16, 2002
The Royals announce on May 15, 2002, that they have hired Tony Pena to replace fired manager Tony Muser. Included in the Sports Section for the paper on May 16th is a timeline showing the Royals managers,...
McGuff Battling Against Disease As Hard As He Has Fought For KC
November 12, 2004
In the "Cup of Joe" column written by Joe Posnanski, former Kansas City Star sports writer Joe McGuff is featured. He is currently suffering from ALS disease and heart problems.
Media: Jock Radio
Descriptions and comparisons of the city's regular radio sports programs and announcers.
Men Seated at a Table with Boxer Jack Dempsey
November 14, 1931
Group of four men seated at a table eating. From left, Jerry "The Greek" Luvadis, boxing trainer; Capt. William H. Meyers of the Westport police station; Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxer; and Solly Katz,...
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of Edward Moriarty, co-founder of the "sporting goods firm" of E. P. Moriarty & Company, "one of the organizers of the Automobile Club," and a former banker born im Minnesota in 1868 before...
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
Mission Hills Golf Club
May 15, 1915
Postcard of the Mission Hills Kansas Country Club
Movers: Kevin Harlan, King of the Play-by-Play
Photo and bio of Kevin Harlan, "KCMO Sports Director and voice of the Chiefs," a radio announcer for the Kansas City Kings basketball team, Kansas City Chiefs football team, and University of Kansas football...
Mr. Chiefs: Five Coaches in Seven Losing Years--Jack Steadman Explains Himself
Photos and biographical article about Jack Steadman, the 54-year-old Illinois native and president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs since their organization 23 years previously. Discussion...
Muna Gets Her Day
September 17, 2008
Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...
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
NAIA Draws Play to Move Downtown
December 15-21, 2006
The National Association of Intercollegiate Sports after moving to Olathe, Kansas, in 2001 may now be considering a move back to Kansas City. The organization moved here from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has seen...
February 21-27, 2013
Article announces that the Kansas City Explorers professional tennis team will relocate to Irving, Texas. Details regarding the Explorers' history in Kansas City are provided. City officials are interviewed...
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Obituary for Garrett L. Smalley, Jr.
December 11, 2005
Garrett Smalley died December 7, 2005. A graduate of Southwest High School in 1940, Smalley was a publisher, columnist and editorial writer for the former Kansas City News-Press and The Daily Record. He...
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