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Kansas City Royals
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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
'I'm Not a Marriage Counselor': A Frank Interview with Royals' Manager Dick Howser as He Talks about George Brett, Big Money, Curfews--and Marriage
Photos and interview of Dick Howser, manager of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, with discussion about the team, his approach to his job and marriage, and his native state, Florida.
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
'Smoky Joe' Wood: Professional Baseball Player and Teacher of University Baseball
A 56-page manuscript about "Smoky Joe" Wood including photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, and statistics. Included at the end are references and a bibliography.
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1936 Kansas City Blues Team
May 4, 1936
Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George...
24 Hours at the K
June 26, 2011
This article provides a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day at Kauffman Stadium in preparation for a Royals baseball game. Several Royals' players, fans, and stadium employees are profiled in 14 segments....
3 & 2 All-Star Teams
Group portrait of Red Birds and All-Stars, little league baseball teams, at Ruppert Stadium (Municipal Stadium).
3 & 2 Baseball Activity
Unidentified men on unidentified field at a 3&2 Baseball awards ceremony.
3 & 2 Baseball Club
Group portrait of 3&2 Club at Gillham Park.
3 & 2 Baseball League
Group portrait of a 3&2 little league baseball team at Gillham Park.
3 & 2 League, Joe Nolan's Tigers Baseball Team
Group portrait of Joe Nolan's Tigers, little league baseball team, at unidentified location. Identified as 3-2 League, Midget B South.
3000 Career Hits: George Brett
October 2, 1992
Collectors Edition of the Kansas City Star chronicles life and career of George Brett.
50 Years of 3&2 Ball
September 5, 2015
Profile of John Hager, who has served as a coach and league president for the 3&2 Baseball Club for fifty years as of 2015. Hager's involvement with youth baseball over the years is discussed. A history...
A Creative Powerhouse Behind the Scoreboard
August 6, 2008
A local company, Dimension X Design, also known as DXD, produces the graphics for the Kansas City Royals new scoreboard. This company, founded by Sean Hopkins, works with 100-plus professional teams, "doing...
A Crowning Achievement
July 25, 2010
Former Kansas City Royals manager Whitey Herzog will become the 20th manager inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place July 25, 2010, at the HOF in Cooperstown, New York. Herzog...
A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
A Giant Is Returned to the Earth
June 13, 1982
Photos and article about the funeral for Satchel Paige, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and former member of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team dying in 1982. Description of his battles with...
A History of Disappointment, but Optimism Survives
November 24, 2013
Article describes problems facing the operations of the American Jazz Museum. The museum is compared against the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which it shares a location with on 18th Street, and local...
A KC Legend Dies
October 7, 2006
Article reports the death of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, at the age of 94, on October 6, 2006. O'Neil was a baseball legend who "came to symbolize the glory of the Negro Leagues" and the richness of Kansas...
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