Widely known as an award-winning country music artist, helping to pioneer that genre for African Americans, Charley Pride (b. 1938) had a baseball career before turning to music. Pride played in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s: some outfield, but he mostly pitched intimidating fastballs, sneaky curves and knuckleballs for teams including the Memphis Red […]
The College World Series is right around the corner, and Nate has all of the information you need to get you ready for the excitement of college baseball.
Baseball is upon us once again, and what better way to get back into the season than by checking out one of the library’s new World Series DVDs. Highlighting this new DVD collection is The Kansas City Royals 1985 World Series Collector’s Edition, featuring the classic series between the Kansas City Royals and the St. […]
As this year’s World Series makes it into the record books, we remember a local athlete who pitched in several memorable MLB games, including a Fall Classic. Topeka High’s Mike Torrez made a mark in history having pitched, and won, two complete games in the 1977 World Series for the Yankees. Back then, pitchers were […]
Summer’s here, and this is around the 27th one that the Royals haven’t been fall playoff/Division-winning bound, although they have posted a handful of winning seasons among the rest of the losing ones since 1986. Of course, this doesn’t include their inconsequential winning/dominating Spring Trainings that only tease us. And, although it still remains to […]
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