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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Bubble Klice Still Perking after 50 Years of Sportin' Life
January 20, 1985
Biographical article about Arrington "Bubbles" Klice, a longtime boxing coach with the Golden Gloves Association of America in Kansas City, also a member of that organization's Hall of Fame. Klice was...
Ambition and Avron Fogelman: Is There No Stopping This Man?
Biographical article about Avron Fogelman, 49 percent owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team since 1983, engaged in sports team ownership starting in the 1970s, and owner of an "ever-burgeoning...
Phog Allen--of KU Basketball Fame--Had Strong Ties to Area
December 28, 1988
Biographical article about Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, or Phog Allen, founder of the basketball program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and former resident of the Kansas City area. Allen was a native...
Healthy Persona: Docking's New Deal
Biographical article about Gordon Docking, "sports anchor and reporter for WDAF TV" from about 1980 to 1992, replaced by Frank Boal but moving to a more rewarding career as "vice president of Carondelet...
Hearne Christopher, Jr.: Gossip Meister or Schlock Master?
Biographical article about Hearne Christopher, Jr., a columnist for the Kansas City Star newspaper, analyzing his method of offering "a verbal buffet of sports gossip, media tidbits, social fluff, and...
The Friendly Jack Foyle
Biographical article about John Foyle, or Jack Foyle, with "more friends than any other man in the country" and interests in sports and local charities.
George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home
Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his sports accomplishments and national celebrity status, also describing his experiences in the World Series, with photos.
The Passing Years of Lenny Dawson
Biographical article about Len Dawson, upon his induction in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, covering his former career as the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl-winning quarterback and present career as...
Time Out: Bad, Bad, Bad Boy Brown
Biography of Bad Boy Brown, a professional wrestler of the 1930s-1950s, later a taxi cab driver. Discussion of relations with black fans and boxing foes, such as Max Baer and Primo Carnera.
Biography of George Toma, the world's foremost expert on groundskeeping for athletic fields and the groundskeeper of the Truman Sports Complex.
Sports Guys: Insights, Highlights and Hoo-Hahs from Your Favorite Sports Authorities
June 21, 1905
Book about a group of some the most prominent sports journalists in Kansas City history, with chapters for each of the following: (1) Bill Grigsby, (2) Joe McGuff, (3) Len Dawson, (4) Don Fortune, and...
Ensley Lived Up To His Title
August 28, 2005
Brent Frazee in his column "The outdoors" reminiscences about local sportsman Harold Ensley. He shares his own stories as well as those given to him by others. Ensley, known as "The Sportsman's Friend",...
City Window: KC a Sports Magnet
Brief article about the incomparable array of "major sports organizations" in Kansas City.
April 25-May 1, 2013
Brief article describing a series of images taken from a collection of original plans for the Truman Sports Complex. The author states that the images are preliminary renderings from 1968 and that they...
Pro Wrestler Relaxes His Hold on His Life Story
November 28, 2004
Brief article describing the highlights of a 2004 biography of Kansas City area professional wrestling legend Harley Race. King of the Ring describes Race's life and colorful career as an eight-time World...
Regal Renovations Look Like Winner
April 2, 2008
Color photograph and article describing the new $8.3 million Crown Vision scoreboard, described as the world's biggest video display, at Kauffman Stadium. Includes a sidebar article, "What to Expect at...
Becoming George Brett
August 4, 2013
Commemorative keepsake section of the Kansas City Star printed to honor the 40th anniversary of George Brett's debut with the Kansas City Royals. The section contains several articles by three authors....
T-Bones Are Rarin' To Go
May 5, 2003
CommunityAmerica ballpark, constructed in western Wyandotte County at State Avenue and 110th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, will be the home of the new T-Bones minor league baseball team. The first home...
Town Topic: Let Kansas City Be Kansas City
Comprehensive article about the need for a more "organic" approach to urban planning in Kansas City, based on "things that people actually do in this town, instead of the 'build it and they will come,'...
Official Manual: State of Missouri, 1973-1974
May 27, 1905
Comprehensive article in the beginning of the book, entitled "The Role of the Negro in Missouri History, 1719-1970," covering the gradual social changes for blacks from slavery to the prominence of black...
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