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Day One: The Aspirations of the AFL Met the Arrogance of the NFL in Super Bowl I
Photos and article about Super Bowl I, the first of its kind between the Kansas City Chiefs (of the younger American Football League) and the victorious Green Bay Packers (of the older National Football...
Deaths: Booker T. Daniels
December 14, 1974
Obituary for Booker McDaniels, "62, of 3634 E. 61st, a pitcher with the Kansas City Monarchs in the 1940s." Description of his life and career as a native of Arkansas starting as a professional black baseball...
Deaths: Orville L. Remick
Photo and obituary for Orville Remick, Jr., "2413 East [68th Street Terrace], who was in charge of buying sheep and lambs for Armour & Co. 47 years," a lifelong Kansas Citian, and a semipro baseball player...
Dennis Leonard: On the Road to the Hall of Fame
Photos and biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball player Dennis Leonard, one of the best Major League pitchers in 1979 with a goal of reaching the Hall of Fame. Description of his life...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Derrick Thomas Remembered: An Open Letter to Young NFL Fans across America
February 21, 2000
Editorial letter to "young NFL fans across America" of Derrick Thomas, "the leopard-quick Chiefs linebacker" dying of complications following a car accident at the age of 33 in 2000.
Doctor Named Father of Year
February 22, 1957
Vertical file with photo and caption about Dr. L.S. Daigle, an African American physician "selected as the Paseo Y.M.C.A. 'Father of the Year.'" Dr. Daigle was father of two sons including Stanley Daigle,...
Donald Rogivue Obituary
Obituary for Donald Rogivue, a top swimmer in the Amateur Athletic Union and winner of numerous swimming championships, dying at the age of 51 on June 29, 1970.
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...
Dr. John Outland Dies: Midwest Athletics Loses a Widely-Known Friend
Photos (as a college football player and later as a doctor) and biographical article about Dr. John Outland, "former All-American football player and the father of the Kansas relays [a track and field...
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.
Elements of Style: A Jaded NFL Star
Photo and autobiographical article about Tony Gonzalez, a Kansas City Chiefs football player "set[ting] a club record for season receptions by a tight end" while "wearing his lucky necklace" made of jade....
File contains an article with photos and description of Elizabeth Wilde, a young woman sprinter qualifying for the 1932 women's track team for the Olympics (placing third behind Babe Didrikson), with residence...
Erle Shepherd Obituary
Obituary for Erle Shepherd, the nation's leading bowler and charter member of the Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame, dying at the age of 81 on March 16, 1970.
Faces of the Past: From the Record Books
Photo and description of Larry Staverman, a former professional basketball athlete, "coach and assistant general manager" in Kansas City. Starting out "in 1961 as a member of the city's first professional...
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turns 50 Years Old
February 21, 2004
Short article about the 50th anniversary yearlong celebrations planned by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Events started with a dinner program that was a tribute to Dal Shealy, the organization's...
Field of Dreams
Photos and article about Lloyd Vernon Kennedy (1907-1993), a former professional baseball player and collegiate athletic champion. Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City and growing up...
Flawless Work by Evel Knievel
Photos and biographical article about Evel Knievel and his successful motorcycle jump over 10 trucks at Kansas City International Raceway in front of 10,000 fans.
Photos and information on Frank White, second baseman for the Kansas City Royals baseball team from 1973 to 1990 and a member of the Royals Hall of Fame.
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
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