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'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...
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...
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.
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 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....
American Jazz Museum: Celebrating 10 Years of History
September 7-13, 2007
A special supplement to the Kansas City Call containing a series of short articles about the 10th anniversary of the American Jazz Museum and the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area. The museum opened...
And in This Corner...
March 5, 2009
Review of "The Black Athlete on Film," an exhibit of posters for black sports movies at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Includes color photographs of some of the posters.
Awareness Underpins Enterprise
January 15, 2005
Second portion of three segments deals with former Kansas City Chief Pellom McDaniels who is pursuing his Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He played six seasons for the Chiefs...
Ballplayers, Celebrities Gather for Opening of Negro Leagus Baseball Museum
Details the events surrounding the opening of the museum, located in the 18th and Vine district.
Baseball Museum Gets New Director
December 13, 2008
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has selected a new executive director to lead the museum. Greg Baker, a former assistant city manager, was chosen by the governing board on Friday, December 12, 2008.
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...
Communication and Support: The Keys to 18th and Vine
Article detailing the progress of the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area as of Fall, 1995.
Declining Number of Black Youth in Baseball Has Local Coach Concerned
August 15-21, 2008
Discussion with Don Motley Sr., a former baseball player and scout who has coached youth baseball in Kansas City for the last 41 years. Motley has been involved with the Ban Johnson and American Legion...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Greinke Savors this One
January 22, 2010
Zack Greinke received the Wilber “Bullet” Rogan Award as the American League’s most outstanding pitcher at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Greinke also recently received the Cy Young award, but...
June 11, 2012
Article profiles WWII veteran Bob Motley, who is among 20,000 black marines who trained at Montfort Point at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. The 200 surviving Montfort marines, including Motley, will be...
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