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1. Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player 2003

2. Advertising Card Scrapbook Advertising Card Scrapbook ca. 1880-1900 A hardbound scrapbook containing 82 pages of advertising and calling cards plus 5 unused pages. Cards are mainly for businesses outside Missouri, but some Kansas City businesses are represented on pages...

3. Hangin' Out Hangin' Out May//1984 A tour through the favorite watering holes of Kansas City's politicians, lawyers, ad people, journalists, athletes, entertainers and, uh, professional wrestlers, including the following: Dr. Redbird's...

4. He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes May/6/1932 Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...

5. Right at Home Right at Home January//2003 Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.

6. Patek at Peace Patek at Peace April 25, 2004 Article describes the trials and triumphs of Fred Patek, shortstop for the Kansas City Royals during the 1970's. Patek, at 5' 5", is considered one of the most successful "small" shortstops to play major...

7. A Hard Worker Faces a Big Job A Hard Worker Faces a Big Job January 14, 2009 Article discusses the Kansas City Chief's new general manager, Scott Pioli. Pioli most recently was the vice president of the New England Patriots and helped the team to four Super Bowls.

8. The Lives and History of Black Athletes In Kansas City: Trials & Triumphs The Lives and History of Black Athletes In Kansas City: Trials & Triumphs February/23/2003 Article identified as part of Black History Month and traces the history of African American sports figures in Kansas City. It tells of the racial tensions faced by early athletes, the determination to...

9. Big League: Big Bucks Big League: Big Bucks May//1986 Article on the salaries of local pro athletes, including players for the Royals baseball team, Chiefs football team, and Comets soccer team.

10. Three Careers Measure Up Three Careers Measure Up April 2002 Article supporting the induction of Royals second baseman Frank White, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram into their sports' respective Halls...

11. Ed (Strangler) Lewis Ed (Strangler) Lewis ca. 1941 Autographed portrait of Ed "Strangler" Lewis, former world heavyweight wrestling champion. Lewis was a guest at a South Central Business Association luncheon on November 11, 1941.

12. A Question of Control A Question of Control October/13/1985 Biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

13. Man in Motion Man in Motion August 11, 1991 Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...

14. Dr. John H. Outland Dr. John H. Outland March/25/1947 Biographical article about Dr. John Outland (ca. 1881-1947), a Kansas City surgeon and Kansas University athletic star founding the Kansas relays in 1923 and becoming the "first professional man in this...

15. The Coach, the Man, the Prophet The Coach, the Man, the Prophet December//1945 Biographical article about Forrest Allen, or Phog Allen, 59-year-old coach of the University of Kansas basketball team since 1908 and called "Dean of American Basketball Coaches." Founder of the National...

16. Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here May/28/1970 Biographical article about Jerry Mays, "Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and a vice-president in his family's construction company" at 3611 Main Street (Avery Mays Construction Company), closing the local...

17. George Brett Is Back among the Living: Two Years Later He's out of the Spotlight and Back among the George Brett Is Back among the Living: Two Years Later He's out of the Spotlight and Back among the Mortals October//1982 Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his decline in excellence since his banner year of 1980, with photos.

18. George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home September//1985 Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his sports accomplishments and national celebrity status, also describing his experiences in the World Series, with photos.

19. Vern Claiborne Thrives on Challenges Vern Claiborne Thrives on Challenges July//1976 Biographical article about Vern Claiborne, president of the National Fire-Chem Co." and former professional baseball player and soldier stationed in Europe. Description of his varying pursuits, including...

20. Portrait of a Hitter Portrait of a Hitter September//1980 Biographical article of rising baseball star George Brett during one of his best years and the Kansas City Royals' first World Series appearance, with photos.