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The AFL Has a Taste of Glory
Photos and article about the defeat of the Chicago Bears by the Kansas City Chiefs, "the best team in the AFL," or American Football League, upstart rivals of the older National Football League (including...
The Americanization of Jan Stenerud
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Jan Stenerud, "the Norwegian-born [born in Norway in 1942] super-toe of Kansas City's Super Bowl champion Chiefs and generally regarded as the best...
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...
The Fulton Flash
Photos and biographical article about Helen Stephens, a "world-famous woman track star" from Fulton, Missouri setting a sprinting world record at the age of 18 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and coaching...
The Kid from Kansas City
Illustrations and biographical article about Charles Nichols, or Kid Nichols, 77-year-old "assistant manager of the Pla-Mor bowling alleys" and a former pitcher for the Boston National baseball team starting...
The Life and Times of Satchel Paige
June 9, 1982
Photos and biographical article about Leroy Robert Paige, or Satchel Paige (ca. 1906-1982), a former Negro Leagues star and member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame living much of his life in Kansas...
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...
The New, Improved Willie Wilson
Photos and biographical article about "Kansas City Royals' centerfielder Willie Wilson" and his improved game and attitude following a drug conviction.
The Northeast News Second Annual Community Betterment Awards 2001: Sheffield Neighborhood
Photo and biographical description of Jerry Morales, founder of the Guadalupe Boxing Club in the Guadalupe Center (in the Sheffield district) about 1992 for keeping area juveniles busy and out of trouble....
The Sport Magazine Q & A: Marcus Allen
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Marcus Allen, "one of the NFL's great running backs" and a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994.
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...
Town Squire Interview: Willie Wilson
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Willie Wilson, centerfielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team
Eleven young men, possibly in high school, begin what appears to be a sprint or relay at a track meet. Spectators surround the athletes. One athlete has the letter "c" or "e" on his uniform. Another has...
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...
We Lost Satchel
June 9, 1982
Photo and obituary article about Leroy Robert Paige, or Satchel Paige (ca. 1906-1982), "a man who moved from the obscurity of the old Negro baseball leagues and into major league baseball's Hall of Fame,"...
What It's Like to Be Married to Handsome Lou!
Photos and biographical article about Lou Piniella, Rookie of the Year for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, and his wife Anita Piniella.
William H. H. Piatt, 91: Lawyer Was a Famed Athlete at K. U.
Obituary for "William Henry Harrison Piatt [or William Piatt], 91, Kansas City lawyer and famed University of Kansas football player" from 1891 to 1895, dying on October 28, 1959 at his home at 3522 Walnut...
William Powell Obituary
Photo and obituary for William Powell, "a well known sports figure" dying at the age of 63 in 1971. Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas City before becoming a Westport High School track star and "owner...
File contains several articles with photos about Wilt Chamberlain, the prominent basketball player who attended the University of Kansas in the 1950s before enjoying a record-setting professional basketball...
Photo and bio of Dr. Chris Barnthouse, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and other athletes, partially trained at Harvard Medical School.
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