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Kansas City Royals
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
Zack Wheat, 83, Dies In Sedalia
March 13, 1972
Death notice for former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Zack Wheat who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959. Zack Wheat was born in 1888 in Missouri and died in 1972 in Sedalia, Missouri. He...
Zack Wheat Posing with Boy
Minneapolis Millers baseball player Zack Wheat poses with a young fan. The photograph was likely taken at Muehlebach Field (22nd & Brooklyn) before a game between the Kansas City Blues and Millers
Your Kansas City and Mine
Photos of teams from different years with brief history of the Monarchs. Close-up of Jackie Robinson.
You're Invited to Buck's Birthday Bash
November 13, 2008
Article about the "Motown Salute to Buck" at the Gem Theater to celebrate what would have been Buck O'Neil's 97th birthday. In conjunction with the celebration will be the unveiling at the Negro Leagues...
You'll Meet Me at Putsch's "What?"
Photos and biographical article about Jud Putsch, " successful restauranteur and civic leader" with "three Putsch restaurants on the Plaza," including Putsch's 210 at 210 West 47th Street, Putsch's Cafeteria,...
YMCA Building on Paseo
Photos and information on the Young Men's Christian Association building at 1814 Paseo Boulevard (in the 18th & Vine District), built in 1914 through fund-raising efforts by Chicago philanthropist Julius...
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Kansas City, Here They Came
February 2, 2014
Article focuses upon the actions of Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics baseball team, to bring the Beatles to Kansas City during their 1964 U.S. tour. Specifics of the business arrangement...
Women atop Parade Float
Women representing various U.S. states riding atop a float sponsored by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce during an unidentified parade. Side of float reads: "Host . . . Midwest Major League Baseball."...
Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid
ca1920-1950 (bulk 1940s-1950s)
This collection contains 340 black and white, 8" x 10" photographs. Many of them were a part of the Department of Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this collection is on people and activities,...
William Allen Sarver
Portriat of William Allen Sarver, a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army. Sarver was born on January 31, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Central High School. Upon graduation he played semi-professional...
Willard Brown Found St. Louis a Step Down from Monarchs
July 25, 1985
Recollections of Willard Brown, "the first black to hit a home run in the American League" about his career with the Monarchs and the St. Louis Browns.
Wild Bill Hickok (James Butler)
Information on James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill) (1837-1876) who was born in Illinois and helped his father on the Underground Railroad as a youth. He moved to Kansas in the late 1850s, serving the Union...
Whitey! A Personal Interview with Missouri's Outrageous First Citizen of Sports
Photos and biographical article about Whitey Herzog (given name Dorrel Norman Herzog), a former baseball manager and player in Kansas City and Saint Louis. He started with the Kansas City Athletics and...
Discusses "an underlying animosity in the black community towards the Royals that the organization seems unaware of" and the history of that animosity.
February 20, 1996
In what turned out to be his last season in Kansas City, Finley put his club in white baseball shoes made from the pelts albino kangaroos.
White Leaves Royals
January 31, 2010
After 40 years with the Royals, Frank White resigned from his fulltime position with the team. Although White has a position with Fox Sports Kansas City, he still plans to broadcast games for the Royals....
White and Royals: A Silly Cold War
July 12, 2013
Article describes an ongoing dispute between retired Royals icon, Frank White, and the Royals administration. Details of White's involvement with the Royals following his retirement, his dismissal from...
When the Royals Lost Their Secret Weapon
Article describes the Kansas City Royals' departure from Fort Myers, Florida as their spring training base. The author describes this move as having been detrimental to the organization.
Whatever: Take Yourself Out to the Ballgame
Photo and article about "the 33rd annual Kansas City Royals' home opener" on April 6, 2001 coinciding "with the 14th annual Greater KC Day, when 1,500-plus volunteers roam the streets hawking 'KC Star'...
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