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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Sculpture Honors Dutton Brookfield [and] Sculpture Gift Commemorates Dutton Brookfield
Two articles about the new memorial sculpture in honor of Dutton Brookfield (1918-1979), "president of the Kansas City-based Unitog Company and [first] chairman of the Jackson County Sports Authority,"...
Selling From The Mouths of Babes
June 8, 2003
Pros and cons about using children for sports marketing, particularly Mark Walker, Jr., a Lee's Summit three-year old basketball prodigy capable of making 18 baskets in a row. Reebok, the world's No. 2...
Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
It was local sportswriter Ernie Mehl who convinced the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1956 that they should move their headquarters to a city with a major league team. Kansas City had such a team...
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,...
Soccer. ..the Latest Kick
Article about rising popularity of both amateur soccer for kids and the professional Kansas City Comets team.
SOFA Awards 2000
The author's judgements of the best and worst of sports reporting in local print and broadcast media.
Southtown's Super Jocks
South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.
Sporting Kansas City
April 11-17, 2013
Article profiles the activities of the Kansas City Sports Commission and its president, Kathy Nelson. Details related to the founding of the commission in 1966 are provided. Details related to its current...
Sports Guys: Insights, Highlights and Hoo-Hahs from Your Favorite Sports Authorities
June 21, 1905
Book about a group of some the most prominent sports journalists in Kansas City history, with chapters for each of the following: (1) Bill Grigsby, (2) Joe McGuff, (3) Len Dawson, (4) Don Fortune, and...
Sports: Follow the Bouncing Ball
Article about the popularity of the Comets, their new manager, and their best-known player, Gino Schiraldi.
Stars Align for KC
January 11, 2013
Article announces that Livestrong Sporting Park, the home of the Sporting Kansas City MLS soccer team, will host the league's 2013 All-Star Game. Factors that led league administrators to select the Kansas...
State Shoot at Washington Park
Postcard of trapshooting at Washington Park
November 29, 1992
File containing photos and biographical article about Norman Stewart, or Norm Stewart, prominent and award-winning basketball coach (and former player) of the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1967,...
Success Award to Kansas City Architect
File containing a photo and biographical article about Charles Deaton, "architect of Kansas City's 2-stadium sports complex still in the planning stages" and winner of the Horatio Alger award.
Swope Park, Flower Gardens and Golf Course
Postcard of formal flower gardens and the first golf course at Swope Park
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...
Tax Credits Help Fund Community Sports Field
July 23, 2003
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has announced that they have received a $250,000 grant in tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. This will help fund a sports...
January 30, 2005
Focus on Brad Schrock, architect of the new downtown sports arena (Sprint Center Arena).
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...
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