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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Ban for Life: Ban Johnson League Marks Anniversary With List of 50 Greats
Extensive article on the Ban Johnson Baseball League in celebration of its 75-year anniversary. Includes a timeline, all-75-year team, league award winners and league champions. The article is illustrated...
Barney Karbank Dies At 80
January 18, 2005
Kansas City native and premier industrial and commercial developer, Barney Karbank, died January 16, 2005. He was chairman of B. A. Karbank & Co. and developed more than 100 properties. The company controls...
Print-outs of the Daily News, June 3rd and 8th, 1884. First association game of baseball in Kansas City played at Athletic Park between Kansas City Unions and Chicago Unions, June 7, 1884.
Baseball: He Sends in the Smoke for the Green Goose
Photo and biographical article about John Wyatt, a successful black relief pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics baseball team and oft-quoted speaker to the press.
Baseball: KC Is Back with a Vengeance
Photo and article about the "new Kansas City Royals" baseball team, founded by local millionaire Ewing Kauffman as a replacement for the recently departed Kansas City Athletics, owned by Charlie Finley....
Baseball: Noble Mobile from Mobile
Photo and biographical article about Amos Otis, a leading hitter and speedy outfielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, hailing from Mobile, Alabama.
Photos and information on the sport of basketball, its inventor (the local James Naismith), and local basketball programs, such as the University of Kansas. Biographical information on Naismith (ca. 1861-1939),...
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....
Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly
February 1, 2013
Obituary for Dale Williams, head coach of the girls basketball program at Fort Osage High School. Williams' long coaching career is detailed. Former associates and students describe the ways he positively...
Beyond the Backboard: A Balance Sheet
Article about the financing of the Kansas City Kings professional basketball team to avoid unnecessary taxes.
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Bill L. Wormington
September 17, 2008
Obituary for Bill L. Wormington who died August 16, 2008, in Hawaii at age 81. He was born October 17, 1926, in Dodge City, Kansas, and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. "Bill was a television pioneer in Kansas...
Bill Nelson's Big Dream
Photo and biographical article about Bill Nelson (arriving here in 1988 from Dallas), former "president of Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City," and his efforts to replace Kemper Arena in the...
Bingham Middle School
March 26, 2008
Bingham Middle School, located in the Waldo area and vacant for a long time, is currently used by the Kansas City School District as a warehouse. Neighborhood sports teams lease the school's athletic fields....
Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), Baseball Player and Manager
Biography of Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), Architect
Biography of Dorothy Gallagher (1894-1982), Social Worker
Biography of Ewing Kauffman (1916-1993) and Muriel Kauffman (1916-1995), Kansas City Royals Owners and Philanthropists
Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician
Biography of Frank Duncan (1901-1973), Baseball Player and Team Manager of the Kansas City Monarchs
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