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.

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Open “BASEBALL'S GREATEST COMEBACK : the miracle Braves …” in catalog BASEBALL'S GREATEST COMEBACK : the miracle Braves … Open “BLEEDING ORANGE : Fifty Years of Blind Referees, S…” in catalog BLEEDING ORANGE : Fifty Years of Blind Referees, S… Open “CELLAR DWELLERS : the worst teams in baseball hist…” in catalog CELLAR DWELLERS : the worst teams in baseball hist… Open “FOXCATCHER : the true story of my brother's murder…” in catalog FOXCATCHER : the true story of my brother's murder… Open “MARCH 1939 : before the madness : the story of the…” in catalog MARCH 1939 : before the madness : the story of the… Open “THE QB : the making of modern quarterbacks” in catalog THE QB : the making of modern quarterbacks
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Sports Trivia @ Pigskins Sports Bar

Test your sports knowledge at the library’s Sports Trivia competition at Pigskin’s Sports Bar.

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The Thrill of It All – 1985 World Series

It has been a lifetime since the Kansas City Royals were in the Baseball Playoffs. If you know me at all then you know that I am about as steadfast of a Royals fan as you are going to find.

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Soccer Capital of America

A little over a year ago, at the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star game, Sporting Kansas City dubbed Kansas City the “Soccer Capital of America”. At the time it seemed like a very audacious statement, but if this past year is any indication they might not have been far off. It all began on a […]

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Tough Guy: Jim Brown

Jim Brown (1936-) is known for two successful high-profile careers: remarkable athlete and film actor. After a four-sport college career (football, basketball, track and lacrosse) at Syracuse, Brown played professional football with the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965 and was named Rookie of the Year his first season. He did not miss an NFL […]

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Watch the Chiefs on our Big Screen

Come to the library for the Chiefs home opener this Sunday at noon.


Luther Taylor’s Journey to the Majors

I recently re- read a wonderful book on baseball, “The Glory of Their Times”, by Lawrence Ritter. The author tells the story of baseball in the, dead ball era. The dead ball era, were the years after the turn of the century through the years just following World War I. This a wonderfully researched book. […]


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