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1985 Royals World Series DVD

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. […]

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Mike Torrez: Major Postseason Player

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 […]

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Let's Talk Pine Tar

Recently at Kauffman Stadium the Kansas City Royals hosted “Pine Tar Night” as a promotion for one of their games. It’s safe to say that at least half the stadium probably wasn’t even alive for the Pine Tar Home Run or at least weren’t old enough to remember it when it happened. Occurring against the […]

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The Big Man in the Big Apple

Derek Jeter has been the face of the New York Yankees for nearly two decades. Ian O’Connor’s new biography is an excellent read for any baseball fan. The book provides a fresh look at this Yankee great known simply as “The Captain” as he moves into the final stage of his illustrious career.

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