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Johnson's Pitching, and Spirit, Were Ageless
December 1, 2004
Connie Johnson, former Negro Leagues and major leagues pitcher, died November 27, 2004, in Kansas City. He won 40 games in the major leagues, mostly in the 1954 and 1955 season. He was part of the pitching...
Just Like Old Times
Photos and biographical article about Bret Saberhagen, a star pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team at the age of 22 "during the 1985 World Series" championship. Resident of Leawood, Kansas...
Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Thomas Paralyzed after Car Accident
January 21, 2000
Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "one of the top pass rushers in NFL history" and victim of a car accident paralyzing him below the waist.
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Biographical sketch of Mae Arbaugh (1884-1941), "a professional softball player" and native of Kansas, growing up at Independence and Tracy Avenue before earning the nickname of "Carry Nation."
Kansas City's Wealthy, Swinging Bachelors
Profiles of some of Kansas City's hard working, hard playing, socially prominent men who "made their money early and now have the cash and energy to spend it as they please."
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Fay Moulton, "the junior member of the W. S. Moulton Company, investment brokers at Kansas City." Born in Marion, Kansas in 1876 and joining his father's business about 1903 before...
Kansas City: Its Resources and Their Development
Photos of "Mr. Nicol" (shortstop) and "Mr. Pears" (pitcher), et al., players for the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club" in 1890.
Kansas Track Runner
University of Kansas athlete (possibly KU distance runner Glenn Cunningham) running on a stadium track. Hundreds of spectators are in the background.
Kansas-Missouri Finals of the 'Miss America Pageant'
Photo of Kid Nichols, "only Kansas Citian in Baseball's Hall of Fame" among other fan club members of "the 'Blues,' Kansas City's N. Y. Yankee farm club baseball team."
Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs' "last American Football League championship, the swan song before merger with the NFL," leading up to their appearance in the 1970 Super Bowl.
Lee J. Talbott Dies: Son of Former Mayor Had Been Ill a Month
Obituary for Lee Talbott, "1216 West [63rd Street], for many years Kansas City representative of the National Tile Silo company." Born in Kansas City as the "son of Leander J. Talbott, former mayor [of...
Len Dawson: A Man of Action with Both Feet Firmly on the Ground
Photos and biographical article about Len Dawson, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, "named number one passer in AFL history." Born in Ohio in 1935 and starting out as a professional...
Leroy Robert Paige (Satchel)
Biography of Leroy Paige (Satchel) (1906-1982), "one of the best pitchers in baseball history," playing for numerous teams in the early 20th century, including "the Kansas City Monarchs, leading them to...
Liberty Loses a Stalwart
January 18, 2013
Obituary for Jack Smith, who worked with Liberty High School athletes for over forty years. Smith's work as manager for both the basketball and football programs is summarized and his promotion to assistant...
Lilbon Clark, III
File contains a biographical article with photo about Lilbon Clark III, an African American high school student-athlete who won an appointment to the West Point Academy. His residence with his parents...
Lincoln High School Sports
File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.
Major League City: It's Official--Will Shields Is an All-Pro Good Guy
Photo and biographical article about Will Shields, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1993, "voted the NFL's 'Good Guy.'"
Man in Motion
August 11, 1991
Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...
1968 (first edition 1950)
Photo and description of Matilda Dallmeyer Shelden, or Matilda Shelden, wife of Dr. Frank Shelden ("a noted tennis star") and member of the upper house of the City Council in 1924, "member of the Woman's...
Meet the Faculty
March 1, 1951
Vertical file containing a biographical article about Perry Kirkpatrick, head basketball coach at Lincoln High School. He grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and was a star basketball player there before coming...
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