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Kansas City Royals
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A Legend Alone (Monte Irvin)
January 16, 2004
Negro Leagues Museum awards the Jackie Robinson Award for lifetime achievement to Monte Irvin, the last Negro Leagues Hall of Famer still alive.
A Lost Pioneer
May 21, 2006
Americus V. McKim, known as "the father of Kansas City baseball" is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He died February 10, 1910 at age 70. In the 1880s, "McKim was the driving force who brought major-league...
A Man With a Plan
May 29, 2007
May 30, 2007 marks the one-year anniversary when Dayton Moore was named the new General Manager of the Kansas City Royals. The article examiness the organizational changes instituted by Moore in his first...
A Modest Rest
January 4-10, 2007
Article describing the final resting place of baseball great John "Buck" O'Neil, a modest grave located in Forest Hill Cemetery, near that of his old friend Leroy "Satchel" Paige. O'Neil's last will and...
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.
A Promising Legacy
October 11, 2006
Article describes the vision for coverting the historic Paseo YMCA building into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research Center, in honor of the Negro Leagues legend who passed away October 6, 2006....
A Puzzle about Quiz
January 11, 2006
Commentary, written on the occasion of relief pitcher Bruce Sutter's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, arguing that Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry's career statistics qualify him for placement...
A Question of Control
Biographical article about Dan Quisenberry, ace relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
A Special Day
July 26, 2008
A statue of Buck O'Neil was unveiled Friday, July 25, 2008, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. "The depiction is of Buck's later years, maybe his 70s. He's wearing...
A Squeeze Play
July 7, 2013
Article discusses plans by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, to establish a museum that will share the name of the the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Bob Kendrick, president of the Kansas...
Photo and article about former Fort Osage High School graduate Sara Ann Cooper, announcing her engagement "to Mr. Donald L. Blasingame" a player for the San Francisco Giants professional baseball team....
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes
Scrapbook page containing 19 advertising cards arranged in four rows of five (card in upper right corner is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of and identifies an athlete and, usually,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 27 with Athletes
Scrapbook page containing 15 advertising cards arranged in four rows of five (entire lower row is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of and identifies an athlete and, usually, their...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 40 with Boys Playing
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a boy playing a game or prank, getting in trouble, or doing some work. Images include a handstand,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 41 with Boys Playing and Women
Scrapbook page containing 31 advertising cards. Six of the cards are 4 x 7 cm. and show boys playing a game or prank or getting in trouble. Activities include wading, eating an apple, and holding a baseball...
Photos of the performers of three local radio shows: (1) the "Three-on-a Song" musical group on WHB-AM; (2) Walt Lockett's play-by-play announcing of Kansas City Blues baseball on W9XBY-AM; and (3) the...
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