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Frederick Walter Toomey Obituary
Obituary for Frederick Walter Toomey, or Frederick Toomey, a school teacher and former catcher for the Kansas City Blues baseball team dying on June 27, 1958.
Photos and multiple articles on George Brett, a Kansas City Royals baseball star (1973-1993), inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 and becoming the namesake of the George Brett Super Highway...
Highlights of the sports career of George Brett, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
Golden Weekend: Too Many Chiefs Made Too Many Touchdowns
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs, "the champions of the American Football League" after changing names and relocating from Dallas (as the Dallas Texans) to Kansas City in 1963. Description...
Guess Who's Running to Dinner?
Photos and article about "the Wednesday Night Run" held in the Kansas City area annually for running club members since 1981.
Hang Time: Marcus Allen
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Marcus Allen, the 36-year-old star running back and future Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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...
His Long Career in Sports to Take On New Aspect
Photo and biographical article about Louis Menze, a 65-year-old former basketball star at Kansas City's Central High School, retiring as athletic director at Iowa State College in 1959. Born in Nebraska...
Homer Roberts and Reuben Street
Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...
Honoring the Monarch's Journey
June 1, 2008
Forest Hill Cemetery unveiled a new monument honoring Buck O'Neil on May 31, 2008. There is also a new Monarch's Garden at the cemetery that memorializes Negro Leagues figures who are buried at the cemetery....
Ice skater could possibly be Sonja Henie "who was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936), a ten-time World Champion (1927-1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931-1936). Henie won more Olympic...
Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game
Book with photos and descriptions of several baseball players starting out or playing professionally in Kansas City for the local teams preceding the Kansas City Royals. Chapters on Buck O'Neil, Hank Bauer,...
Inside George Brett, the Royals Mr. 5
Interview of George Brett, the third baseman for the Kansas City Royals. Includes information about his dating and night life and his rising star as a hitter, with photos.
Interview: Dan Quisenberry
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team since 1979.
Interview: George Brett
Interview of star hitter George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, discussing fluctuations of success in his career, temper, staying in Kansas City, potential for the Hall of Fame, etc., with photos.
James Tierney Obituary
Obituary for James Tierney, or Cot Tierney, a former Major League Baseball player dying at the age of 59 in 1953.
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...
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