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Kansas City Royals
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), nicknamed "'Casey,' for the initials 'K. C.' of his hometown," a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player and manager from the 1910s to the...
Dixon Hotel and Johnny Kling
Baseball player and owner, Johnny Kling, was also an expert billiards player. He opened a hotel in 1912 called the Hotel Dixon which advertised that it had 39 Kling specially designed tables. It was located...
Three printed drawings of unknown origin (football scene, baseball scene, and a man standing before a judge).
Eagle's Nest was Ours, This was Home Turf
March 17-30, 2005
The Eagle's Nest, or American Legion Post 213, was an anchor of the neighborhood at Argentine Boulevard and 26th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The post was founded by Hispanic veterans who returned from...
Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance
Postcard of the street car entrance to Electric Park (2nd)
Encyclopedia of the History of the State of Missouri
Photo and bio of Jeremiah Fruin, a building contractor in Saint Louis, born in Ireland and becoming an early baseball player in New York before moving to Saint Louis in 1861, working in the construction...
EPA Grant Gives Boost to Museum
October 6, 2005
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Brownfields grant for $165,047 to help clean up the Paseo YMCA near 18th and the Paseo so it can be turned into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research...
Ernie Quigley: An Official for All Seasons
Article about Ernest C. Quigley from St. Mary's, Kansas, who is little-known today but had a 40-year career in officiating baseball, basketball, and football games. From 1913 to 1938, Quigley was a major...
Essay on Negro Leagues Falls Into the Right Hands
January 20, 2005
Kansas State University President Jon Wefald wrote an essay about the Negro Leagues which has proved the impetus for a proposed television miniseries. It is being pursued as a two part miniseries to be...
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...
Ewing Kauffman and Baseball Hall of Fame
November 9, 2007
This month, Ewing Kauffman's name will come up for consideration for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Current Kansas City Royals owner David Glass will speak to the committee in Kauffman's favor....
Farewell to an Outfielder Who 'Just Oozed Happiness'
February 20, 2010
Column notes the death of Alfred "Slick" Surratt . Surratt was an outfielder for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1947 to 1952 and one of the original founders of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Felix Payne and William Thompkins
Book excerpt about Felix Payne, founder and publisher of the Kansas City American newspaper during its run from 1928 to 1941. Payne was a native of Marshall, Missouri coming to Kansas City around 1900...
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...
Filming in Stadium
Three men in the stands of a stadium. One man appears to be filming another man’s hand that is placed upon a sweater. The photograph may have been taken inside Muehlebach Field (22nd & Brooklyn Avenue)....
First There Was Baseball
January 4, 2004
Article with pictures about J. L. Wilkinson, Abe Saperstein, the Kansas City Monarchs and the Harlem Globetrotters. Shows the tie between the people and the teams and the connection with Kansas City.
First, He Had to Overcome
June 25, 2012
Profile and interview with former Royals trainer Mickey Cobb. Cobb was born in Waycross, Georgia with infantile paralysis. He had difficulty learning to walk, but managed to fulfill his dream of becoming...
Foreward by Frank White - Five Time All-Star and World Series Champion
Frank White recalls his years with the Kansas City Royals, including: his attendance in the Royals Baseball Academy, through which Ewing Kauffman succeeded in recruiting professional baseball players from...
Former Royals Great Frank White to Receive NLBM’s Jackie Robinson Legacy Award
March 11-17, 2011
The 2010 Jackie Robinson Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Frank White, former Kansas City Royals infielder. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum “has presented performance awards to...
Former Yankee Had Hero's Life
October 1, 2006
Feature article on baseball player and manager Hank Bauer who has called the Kansas City area home since 1947. He currently lives in Lenexa and is 84 years of age. "He spent his last two seasons, 1960-61,...
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