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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Zooming In On the KC Flash
March 14, 2004
Article about local race car driver Masten Gregory. A new book entitled "Masten Gregory: Totally Fearless" has been written by Michael J. Cox. Gregory raced at Indianapolis as well as in Europe in the...
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...
Your Neighbor Profile: Jack Steadman
Profile on Jack Steadman and his role in moving the Dallas Texans football team to Kansas City, where it became known at the Chiefs. Steadman was involved in the building of the Truman Sports Complex and...
Photo and bio of Dr. Chris Barnthouse, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and other athletes, partially trained at Harvard Medical School.
Wrestling Coming To Northeast
The Midland Empire Pro Wrestling organization is to appear in Kansas City at the Lykins Community Center located at 4012 E. 10th Street. If attendance is good wrestling events may be scheduled for once...
Word of Mouth--The Super Bowl: Sports Bars
Review of some of the city's sports bars in light of the upcoming Super Bowl.
Women Tackle Men's Sports
Article about the changing attitudes toward and increasing play by women in traditionally "men's" sports like rugby, football, and the like.
Notes about the new Wiz soccer team and its winged dragon mascot, Chopper, with photo on page 3.
Wiz Crawls, Then Walks over Rapids
Article about the first game of the Kansas City Wiz soccer team, against the Colorado Rapids. The first Major League Soccer game in Kansas City, with 21,141 in attendance.
Winning Goal for Northeast
June 22, 2012
A new soccer complex at 9th and Van Brunt Boulevard features a main field, two practice fields, an amphitheater, and a walking trail. The soccer complex will provide a home for the Northeast Sports Alliance,...
William Powell Obituary
Photo and obituary for William Powell, "a well known sports figure" dying at the age of 63 in 1971. Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas City before becoming a Westport High School track star and "owner...
Why Kansas City Needs a New Downtown Arena
Author advocates that Kansas City needs a Downtown arena which will in turn be a catalyst for other development in the area. It will compliment the new Performing Arts Center and an expanded Bartle Hall....
Who Is Jack Steadman?
Photos and biographical article about Jack Steadman, president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs and promoter of Starlight Theater. Description of his role in the construction of Truman Sports...
Postcard of Whittier School
Whitlock Leaving The Star
August 17, 2010
Jason Whitlock, a columnist for The Kansas City Star for 16 years, "is leaving the paper to pursue other interests." Whitlock was a general-interest sports columnist that won many awards including the...
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...
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....
Where to Now? KU Coaches Surprised by Perkins' Departure
Lew Perkins announced that he would retire as Kansas Athletic Director as of September 4, 2011. Perkins came to KU from Connecticut in 2003 and recently hired Turner Gill as football coach after launching...
When the Games Are Over
August 11, 2008
Kansas City architect David Manica, founder of Manica Architecture, is waiting for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, to be over so that he can "transform the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena--BOBA--from...
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