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  Kansas City Royals Tickets - Kansas City Royals Schedule - Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets
The Kansas City Royals posted their career first season record of 69-93; a good record for an inaugural expansion team.
The triumphant venture of the Kansas City Royals flourished in the 1971 season when the team posted their first winning record of 85-76 and finished second place in the West Division.
The major victory of the Kansas City Royals was reached by the team in the 1985 season.
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 Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
Kansas City for years home to the most famous Negro League team the Kansas City Monarchs, and more recently home of the New York Yankees top Minor League franchise was all abuzz as the Philadelphia Athletics decided to make Kansas City their new home.
Despite playing in a new city the Athletics continue to be one of the worst teams in all of baseball, as they finish in last place with an awful 52-102 record.
With the Athletics continually struggling at the gate in Kansas City, with many believing fans in Kansas City are staying away because of Finley himself, owners finally give in and allow Finley to seek a new location for the Athletics.
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 Amazon.com: The Kansas City Athletics: A Baseball History, 1954-1967: Books: John E. Peterson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Athletics spent thirteen seasons in Kansas City before moving to Oakland—a colorful history despite one of the worst records in baseball history.
He instituted a mechanical rabbit in Kansas City, complete with a little Athletics uniform, to deliver balls to the umpire during the game.
But these are minor criticisms and I recommend this book as a very useful study of the history of the Athletics while they had a cup of coffee in Kansas City enroute from Philadelphia to Oakland.
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 Clem's Baseball ~ (Kansas City) Municipal Stadium
After a dispute with Kansas City over lease terms, in 1968 Finley suddenly decided to move his team to Oakland, where the new Coliseum was awaiting.
Kansas City and much of the Midwest was in an uproar after the A's left town, so baseball responded by giving the city one of the American League expansion franchises in 1969, along with Seattle (home of the short-lived Pilots).
The old stadium suffered all the standard problems of inner-city stadiums (crumbling facilities, lack of parking), so the city agreed to help fund construction of a new stadium, and the Royals moved into their sparkling new home in 1973.
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 Municipal Stadium (Kansas City) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kansas City Municipal Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City, Missouri.
When the Philadelphia Athletics announced that they would move to Kansas City in November, 1954, the stadium was quickly renovated and expanded.
When the Dallas Texans of the AFL moved to Kansas City in 1962, becoming the Kansas City Chiefs, Municipal Stadium was readied for football.
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 Oakland Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philadelphia Athletics wore blue and white or fl and gray outfits through most of their history;[1]; in the last years in Philadelphia and the first in Kansas City, the team used a red, white and navy blue scheme.
After the city of Oakland failed to make any progress toward a stadium the A's began contemplating a move to the Warm Springs district of suburban Fremont just north of the Alameda County line in the vicinity of San Jose on a parcel of land just north of Mission Blvd currently owned by Cisco Systems.
Finally, on November 7, 2006, many media sources announced the Athletics would be leaving Oakland as early as 2010 for a new stadium in the city of Fremont which was confirmed the next day by the Fremont City Council.
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 Kansas City Royals - BaseballWiki - A Wikia wiki
The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Royals were purchased as an expansion franchise by pharmaceutical magnate Ewing Kauffman in 1968 and played their first season the following year.
The American League granted the expansion team to replace the Kansas City Athletics, who moved to Oakland after the 1967 season.
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 Kansas City Athletics Managers (1955 - 1967) by Baseball Almanac
This is a comprehensive analysis of managers for the Kansas City Athletics organization.
The Kansas City Athletics never finished higher than sixth position and in 1968 became the modern day Oakland Athletics (click here for their managers).
During the 1955 season the Kansas City Athletics, who had a sixty-three and ninety-one record, had their largest attendance when 1,393,054 fans attended home games.
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 Ken Harrelson - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
June 9, 1967: Purchased by the Kansas City Athletics from the Washington Senators.
Returned to the Kansas City Athletics by the Washington Senators in 1967 after Washington management realized that KC forgot to say "no take backs" when the original trade was made.
The Kansas City Athletics then released Harrelson later in 1967 when they realized they couldn't stand him for another minute despite a.321 EQA in 61 games for them.
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 The 1957 Kansas City Athletics from The Hardball Times
The 1957 Athletics led their league in home runs, with 166, and they led by a wide margin: the second-best team hit 153, and the average of the seven other teams in the league was 123.
Yet just like the starting staff, the Athletics’ bullpen was a free-for-all: despite the very high frequency of relief stints, only one A’s pitcher made as many as 40 relief appearances (Virgil Trucks with 41).
In 1957 the Athletics’ franchise was in its third year in Kansas City, and in its third year under the ownership of Arnold Johnson.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/printarticle/the-1957-kansas-city-athletics   (1954 words)

 Batter's Box Interactive Magazine - The Kansas City Athletics Futility Score
Before the Royals built their championship-calibre teams, James' youth was spent rooting for a ballclub named the Kansas City Athletics, a team the city inherited from Philadelphia and bequeathed to Oakland.
I used 13 consecutive years of data of a given franchise (apart from being the number of seasons the A's spent in Kansas City, it's also a number considered unlucky by many), calculated the overall winning percentage during those years and compared it to the Kansas City A's.
It didn't turn out to be all that green: the Athletics continued to lose and eventually wore out their welcome in Kansas City.
www.battersbox.ca /article.php?story=20040102084601999   (1488 words)

 Kansas City Baseball
Kansas City was also a stop for the Athletics in their sojourn from Philadelphia to Oakland. ; The Kansas City Athletics played from 1955 to 1967.  They never made it to the World Series, but several baseball greats made their way over to the New York Yankees, where they
There is a minor league team in the Northern League, called the Kansas City T-Bones.  They moved from Duluth MN after the 2002 season.  Their ballpark is called Community/America Ballpark, located on the western outskirts of Kansas City, Kansas near the Kansas Speedway.  The T-Bones' website is at
On October 6, 2006 baseball legend Buck O'Neil passed away at the age of  94.  Buck had starred in the Negro Leagues, especially the Kansas City Monarchs, and later was a coach with the Chicago Cubs.  Later he was an ambassador of baseball and a fountain of baseball history.
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 1959 Kansas City Athletics
The Athletics are fighting to stay out of the cellar.
They are currently third in the league in batting average, but their good-average contact hitters, with little home-run power or speed, do not score enough to overcome the team's other weaknesses.
Cerv, Williams, and Maris are the Athletics' leading hitters at this time, while Hector Lopez had a great start at the plate before he was promoted to the parent club in New York.
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 Truman Library - Kansas City, Missouri Subject Guide
Senator Truman's correspondence with the Jewish and African-American communities of Kansas City, and with a prominent Kansas City business leader, is filed under: Jews; Negroes; and National Defense--Lou E. Holland (President of Mid-Central War Resources Board).
Includes letters, memoranda, reports, and newspaper clippings mostly relating to the Jewish community of Kansas City, Missouri; A. Granoff's work as a civic leader; and his friendship with Edward Jacobson, Mr.
Includes photocopies of correspondence between Lou Holland, a Kansas City businessman and civic leader, and Harry S. Truman, along with related correspondence and portions of Holland's diary, copied from original documents in the holdings of the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
www.trumanlibrary.org /hstpaper/kcmo.htm   (872 words)

 Kansas City Athletics | BaseballLibrary.com
The Athletics had operated in Philadelphia for 54 years, but attendance and better Phillies teams prompted the shift to Kansas City, which had not seen major league baseball since the Federal League (1914-15).
Their maiden year in Missouri produced a sixth-place finish under manager Lou Boudreau, the highest the Athletics would ever place in Kansas City.
We are a Kansas City team, and besides, we have no place to move to." He said he put out no feelers to other cities about moving the A's.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Kansas_City_Athletics.stm   (545 words)

 Oakland Athletics
From the White Elephants of the east coast to the green and gold of the west coast, the Athletics have had a colorful and successful run in the American League, witnessing its birth and leading its geographic expansion to the Midwest and west coast.
The Athletics won three straight pennants in 1929-30-31 behind a sledgehammer of a lineup featuring Jimmie Foxx, the most prolific right hand home run hitter of his time.
On June 14, 1969, the Oakland Athletics set a team record for hits during a game with twenty-five (25) versus the Boston Red Sox.
www.baseball-almanac.com /teams/athl.shtml   (1240 words)

 Kansas City Athletics quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Despite a good start with their first win, the Athletics' stay in Kansas City was not a successful one.
The largest crowd for a Kansas City Athletics home day game was 34,065 in August 1961.
In 1968, with attendances slumping in Kansas City, the Athletics relocated again.
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 Kansas City Royals Tickets - Kansas City Royals Schedule, Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets, Kansas City Royals Games
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 1958 KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS ~ LOT OF SIX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Description: 1958 KANSAS CITY A's - NM Book $48.00 These Cards $20.00 * Their Condition Is Excellent.
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 Kansas City Royals Tickets, Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets, MLB Tickets
The 2006 MLB season was disappointing for Kansas City Royals fans, with a win average of.383.
The Kansas City Royals became a Major League Baseball expansion franchise in 1969 after the Athletics moved to Oakland from Kansas City after the 1967 season.
If the Kansas City Royals tickets you are looking for are not available, please check back as our inventory is constantly updated.
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 Kansas City Athletics, Philadelphia A's, Oakland A's Cooperstown Collection caps and 140 styles by American Needle ...
The Athletics open their first year in Kansas City.
Philadelphia loses the A's to Kansas City in 1954 and the years are rough.
Muehlebach Field was the home for the KC Athletics in 1963.
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 The Kansas City Athletics: A Baseball History, 1954-1967 - Wal-Mart
Finley's championship teams in Oakland had their roots in 13 colorful seasons in Kansas City.
This history of the franchise from 1954, when Arnold Johnson purchased the Philadelphia Athletics and moved the team to Kansas City because of the financial benefits the city provided, to 1967, when Charles Finley moved to team to Oakland (after unsuccessful attempts to move it to Dallas, Atlanta, Louisville, Milwaukee and Seattle).
The author also carefully considers Charles Finley's intentions to keep the team in Kansas City and his reasons for having to move them to Oakland.
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 The Kansas City Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Kansas City Club provides a wide range of equipment to meet all of your fitness needs.
Laundry services for athletic wear is available as well.
Located on the fourth floor are two squash courts and one racquetball court.
www.kansascityclub.org /athletics.htm   (159 words)

 1967 Kansas City Athletics | BaseballLibrary.com
Former Athletic Earle Mack dies in Upper Darby Township, PA at the age of 78.
Former Athletic Jimmie Foxx dies in Miami, FL at the age of 60.
Future Athletic Doug Johns is born in South Bend, IN.
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 Dick's Sporting Goods - Kansas City Athletics 1963-67 Alternate Cooperstown Fitted Cap
Kansas City Athletics 1963-67 Alternate Cooperstown Fitted Cap
Own a little piece of history with American Needle's Kansas City Athletics 1963-67 Cooperstown Cap, a precise replica of what the legendary pros once wore.
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 Kansas City Athletics - Defunct Teams Quiz
A few questions on one of the least successful teams in Major League Baseball history.
* The Athletics moved to Kansas City in 1955 after over half of a century from which city?
* Who was the first head coach of the Athletics during their stay in Kansas City?
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In Houston, his proudest achievement, he says, was "painting in people's minds the possibilities – painting the future's fate in such vivid, attractive terms that people would want to go there and felt they could."
Paige served as Cambridge Town Clerk, 1839-40 and 1843-46, and, when the city was incorporated, as City Clerk, 1846-55.
Paige briefly returned to the baseball scene in 1965, with a three-inning appearance with the Kansas City Athletics.
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