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Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player
Advertising Card Scrapbook
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...
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...
He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes
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...
Right at Home
Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.
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...
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.
The Lives and History of Black Athletes In Kansas City: Trials & Triumphs
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...
Big League: Big Bucks
Article on the salaries of local pro athletes, including players for the Royals baseball team, Chiefs football team, and Comets soccer team.
Three Careers Measure Up
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...
Ed (Strangler) Lewis
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.
A Question of Control
Biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
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...
Dr. John H. Outland
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...
The Coach, the Man, the Prophet
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...
Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here
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...
George Brett Is Back among the Living: Two Years Later He's out of the Spotlight and Back among the Mortals
Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his decline in excellence since his banner year of 1980, with photos.
George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home
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.
Vern Claiborne Thrives on Challenges
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...
Portrait of a Hitter
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.
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