Percy Stone

In the late nineteenth century, cycling became a popular American pastime. The League of American Wheelmen, a…

Phog Allen. [University of Kansas, University Archives Photo Collection, ku-uaphotos:33979]

Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, whose foghorn voice earned him his nickname, was a masterful,…

Tom Bass in an undated studio portrait.

By popular consensus, Tom Bass was one of the most skillful and popular horsemen of his era. At the time of his…

Bell in a KC Monarchs uniform

Pitching immortal Satchel Paige, noted for his tall tales as much as his pitching, claimed that James “Cool Papa”…

Curt Flood

Curt Flood spent most of his baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing center field for them from 1958…

Rogers Hornsby in 1925.

Born on April 27, 1896, at Winters, Texas, Rogers Hornsby began his professional baseball…

Jim Owen promoting the Branson Silver Cornet Band, one of his many enterprises. [Courtesy of Trenton Thompson/Findagrave.com]

James M. Owen, a young advertising and insurance professional in Jefferson City, left mid-…

Chris Von der Ahe. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N45223]

Christian Frederick Wilhelm Von der Ahe, a pioneering figure in early professional baseball…

souvenir program from the 1944 World Series

The 1944 World Series was the first played entirely west of the Mississippi River. St. Louis, then the westernmost…