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Pro Football: Catching Fire
Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Right at Home
Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.
Rockhurst College Campus
Interior view of basketball game in progress in the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse located on the campus of what is now Rockhurst University located at 1100 Rockhurst Road in Kansas City, Missouri.
Roger Maris, Slugger
Obituary article about Roger Maris, a famous Major League baseball player "with solid Kansas City area ties, living here more than a decade" and dying at the age of 51 in 1985. Player for "1 1/2 years...
Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10
Photos and article about the opening of home opening of Royals Stadium (later renamed Kauffman Stadium) in 1973 as "half of the twin sports facility known as the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex." Photos...
Rush to the Super Bowl
Photo and article about the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a favorite for the Super Bowl and led in the playoffs by Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas, et al.
June 21, 1905
Biography of Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (1906-1982), a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member, and member of the Kansas City Monarchs in the 1930s and 1940s and the Kansas City Athletics in 1965,...
SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection
1944-1999 and n.d.
The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players
Photos and article about "the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy" in Florida, a minor league baseball training camp for the organization built by team owner Ewing Kauffman.
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...
Signs with Celtics
May 17, 1957
Photo and caption about Maurice King, a native Kansas Citian signing "to play pro basketball with the Boston Celtics." He was formerly a "prep star with the former R.T. Coles high school" and "the first...
So Long, Amos Otis
Photo and biographical article about Amos Otis, a former centerfielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team for 14 years until moving to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1984, born in Alabama in 1947.
Some Surprisingly Frank Comments from the Chiefs New Coach. ..Paul Wiggin
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Paul Wiggin, the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, with discussion on various players, etc.
Southtown Q & A: Oh What a Relief He Is!
Photos and biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, a relief pitcher and players' representative for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, a "south Kansas City resident," and donor in 1984 of "more...
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.
Photo and biographical article about Jerry Mays, retiring from the Kansas City Chiefs football team in 1971 "to join his father, Avery Mays, in the family construction business in Dallas" and closing his...
Sports: The Fall of Joe Willie
Photo and article about the defeat of the New York Jets (led by quarterback Joe Namath) by the Kansas City Chiefs football team (led by Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, and Buck Buchanan) in the 1969 playoffs....
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,...
Tale of Two Cities
May 27, 1963
Photo and article about the Kansas City Athletics baseball team "fighting...for first place" in 1963, with descriptions of its players and owner Charles Finley and his gimmicks.
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