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.
The perils of being a Chicago Cub fan are well known with the losing records and streaks that has plagued the team, but the Chicago Cubs also have Wrigley Field with its famous ivy covered backfield brick wall. Columnist George Will…
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 […]