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.

When Washburn Ruled

Near Topeka, close to the I -470 and Burlingame exit, there is a sign pointing you towards Washburn University. On the sign, an inscription reads “home of the 1987 NAIA National Basketball Champions”. It doesn’t seem possible, but its been 30 years since Washburn ruled the small college basketball world. The championship game ended with a dramatic 79-77 victory […]

No more Royals baseball, no problem

For Royals baseball fans, our season is over. Here are some ideas to help you survive until it’s Royals baseball time again!

Passing of a Pioneer

Pat Summitt died this week from an advanced case of dementia. She was a pioneer for women’s sports coaching the University of Tennessee, Lady Vols from 1974 to 2012.  Her obituary could read something like this. “Patricia Sue Summitt was an  college basketball coach who achieved the most wins in NCAA basketball history of any […]

Professional Baseball Returns to Topeka

A band of Train Robbers have arrived in Topeka. There is no need to worry, and don’t lock your doors. For the first time since 1961, Topeka is home to professional baseball!

Baseball’s Opening Day is Here!

To a baseball fan, nothing is anticipated more than Opening Day. Read about my memories of fun opening days – and check some books out on my favorite team, too!