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Becoming George Brett
August 4, 2013
Commemorative keepsake section of the Kansas City Star printed to honor the 40th anniversary of George Brett's debut with the Kansas City Royals. The section contains several articles by three authors....
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.
Biography of Satchel Paige (Circa 1906-1982), Baseball Player
Blues' Beat: A Rookie Season
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, a 48-year-old former All-Pro wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs football team from 1965 to 1976. Native of Houston retiring there before becoming...
Bo Jackson (Vincent Edward)
File contains information on Bo Jackson, nationnally famous athlete born in Alabama in 1962 as Vincent Jackson. Description of his life and career, becoming "arguably, the best athlete in the country"...
Photo and review of the 1959 book "The Secret Project of Sigurd O'Leary" by Martin Quigley about baseball athletes with information on 1930s Kansas City night life.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Junious Buchanan, or Buck Buchanan, a member of the Football Hall of Fame as a former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1976 and proprietor...
Photos and information on Buck O'Neil, black chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, former player and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs, and "the first African-American...
Photo and highlights of the sports career of Buck O'Neil, a former coach and player for the Kansas City Monarchs and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Buck's Really in the Hall Now
October 25, 2007
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, has created a lifetime achievement award in honor of Buck O'Neil, legendary Negro Leagues baseball player. The award will be given out at a maximum...
By the Light of the Moon
Photos and biographical description of Jan Stenerud, "former Kansas City Chiefs kicker," member of the Football Hall of Fame, "president and CEO of Jan Stenerud & Company Inc." (a kicking tee marketer),...
Cal Hubbard Blended Talents for Rare Double
Photo and biographical article about Cal Hubbard, the first person ever elected into both the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame and the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame. Description of...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a local high school baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Northeast Kansas City as Charles Dillon...
Catching Up with. ..Tiny Archibald, Basketball Hall of Famer, October 15, 1973
Photos and biographical article about Nate Archibald, or Tiny Archibald, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and a former "member of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings" in 1972-1973 as "the only player to...
Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
Chief Concern: Future Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas Faces His Toughest Challenge
January 31, 2000
Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, future member of the Football Hall of Fame, and victim of a car accident resulting in...
Photos and biographical article about Tony Gonzalez, 23-year-old star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
Commentary,Paige Made Pitching the Consummate Show
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...
Cover Story: The Burden of Being Kevin Warren
Photos and biographical article about Kevin Warren, a 34-year-old black lawyer, sports agent for many Kansas City Chiefs players, and "vice president of player programs for the [Saint Louis] Rams."
Curtis McClinton Looks Back
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Curtis McClinton, Jr., "a talented running back" retiring from the Kansas City Chiefs football team but also an African American and "co-founder, director...
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