Getting you acquainted with our sports collection here at the library, we highlight some of the outstanding resources and materials we have at the library for the many different types of sports fans that are out there. This blog will also discuss local, state wide, and national sports events, as well as any programs or speakers we have coming up at the library which would appeal to sports fans.

Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame

Recent Posts


Minor League Baseball in Topeka

As far back as the 1880s Topeka has hosted minor league baseball teams of varying ability. The team most people around here remember fondly is the Topeka Owls, who competed in Western Association, a Class D league, from 1939 until 1942.

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2017 Topeka Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Who are the 2017 Topeka Sports Hall of Fame Inductees? Nate shares the names and bios of each of the three new inductees.

Places of Baseball

Baseball fans focus on the obvious—players and teams—the who, why and how of the game. One aspect of Major League Baseball is always in front of us—the where. Place matters to owners, players and fans.

The Accomplishments of the Late Steve Tilford

Topeka native and cycling great Steve Tilford was tragically killed in a car accident earlier this month. Nate highlights some of Tilford’s accomplishments in the world of cycling.

Opening Day, 1947

The story of how Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.