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1. Stan Musial Stan Musial Photograph of Stan Musial speaking to Jewish youth at unidentified synagogue.

2. Holmes Park, Shelter House Holmes Park, Shelter House Postcard of Shelter House at Holmes Park

3. Baseball Baseball Print-outs of the Daily News, June 3rd and 8th, 1884. First association game of baseball in Kansas City played at Athletic Park between Kansas City Unions and Chicago Unions, June 7, 1884.

4. Athletics Baseball Team Athletics Baseball Team

5. Muehlebach Field Muehlebach Field The first night baseball game at Municipal Stadium, then Muehlebach Field, under a permanent lighting system was played July 6, 1932. Portable equipment for night baseball was used at the field in 1930...

6. Kansas City Monarchs Kansas City Monarchs The Monarchs ended in 1955, when the owner, Tom Baird, sold the franchise to Ted Rasberry, a black businessman, from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Monarchs are considered to have begun in 1920 as a professional...

7. Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance Postcard of the street car entrance to Electric Park (2nd)

8. Charles O. Finley Charles O. Finley Portrait of Charles O. Finley (Charley or Charlie), owner of the Kansas City Athletics, wearing Kansas City A's baseball cap.

9. Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Team Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Team Includes copy of relevant excerpts from the book Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc., c1970).

10. Negro League Baseball Museum Negro League Baseball Museum

11. Observation Park, Bandstand Observation Park, Bandstand Postcard of Bandstand at Observation Park

12. Buck O'Neil Buck O'Neil 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...

13. Ewing Kauffman Ewing Kauffman Ewing Kauffman (1916-1993) was the founder of Marion Laboratories and owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team. He was born on September 21, 1916, and died on August 1, 1993. He had a private funeral...

14. Satchel Paige Satchel Paige Photos, illustrations, and information on Leroy Robert Paige, nicknamed Satchel Paige (1904-1982) for his early bag-carrying job at Union Station. Description of his life and career as a native of Alabama...

15. Truman Sports Complex Truman Sports Complex Aerial view looking south; shows baseball game in progress.

16. Kansas City Monarchs Kansas City Monarchs

17. Kansas City Royals Baseball Team Kansas City Royals Baseball Team

18. Baseball Team Baseball Team Group portrait of team with "Ward" on uniforms.

19. KC Baseball Team KC Baseball Team Group portrait of team with "KC" on uniforms.

20. Kansas City Monarchs Kansas City Monarchs The Kansas City Monarchs sent more players to the Major Leagues--20--than any other Negro Leagues team. In addition, 11 of the 30 inductees to the Negro Leagues wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame played...