Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wedneday Write Up

 


Hello!!

These crazy kids are back to their
routine after taking some days to
play. One has gone back to work
and the other is getting caught up
on her blog and email plus a
thousand other things.

For the next three Wednesdays-
counting today, I will be posting
about all of the fun we had while
Mr. Ken was off work.
Today we start with last Monday's
trip.



This is where we went. The museum
got it's start in the early 90's in a
one room office. After much
discussion and planning it expanded
in 1994, to a 2,00 square space in
the same building a s the early 90's
office.


According the Visitor's Guide,
"Within the story of baseball
lies one of the triumphant
chapters in American History.
Shut out from the game by a
"gentlemen's agreement,"
black men, for the simple love
of the game, began an incredible
journey through pain, joy,
suffering and celebration that
would last six decades."
Visitors like us are able to see,
read and absorb all that these
men went through to play
professional baseball.


This is the Field of Legends-
Home plate with bronze
sculptures of  legendary
players are featured here.


This ball was signed by Buck O' Neil.
he played for the Kansas City Monarchs
from 1938- 1955. In his later years he
was a scout for the Kansas City Royals.
He was also very instrumental in seeing
that this museum was built. Mr. O'Neil
passed away in 2006 at the age of 94. 


Pitcher, second base, out-
field and third base.


This would be pitcher Satchel Paige,
another Kansas City Monarch and
teammate of Buck O'Neil's. Mr. Paige
played ball from 1940-1947, he passed
away in 1982 at the age of 75.


Autographed baseballs reside in
this long cabinet.


Look closely at this pic and read the
names of teams we know today as
another name.
Kansas City Monarchs=Kansas City
Royals today.


This display is called Vintage Colors.


A bronze statue of Buck O'Neil
watching the game.



Just couldn't resist this
very large bat!


I hope you enjoyed your tour.
If you come to Kansas City or
know of a baseball fan, tell
them about our great museum!

~~~~~~~~

One week from TODAY, summer
break ends and it is BACK TO SCHOOL
for me. The time off has been fun and
productive, some projects will have to
wait but I know they aren't going any-
where.


See you on Monday!



~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. You two are always finding fun things to do and great places to eat.... this is AWESOME!!!

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    1. We try hard...that's for sure!

      Thanks!

      M : )

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  2. I wish I had known about this museum when we were in Kansas City a few years ago. We would have LOVED seeing it. Next time!

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    1. Probably when you were here last they hadn't really advertised much. Now they really
      are.
      Next time you are in town stop by. You will enjoy!

      M : )

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  3. What a wonderful "field trip" you and Mr. Ken went on! Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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    1. Yes, we had a fun day. It is
      always fun to see what is in "your backyard." Though it
      was three hrs away it was till close for a day trip.

      Glad you enjoyed.

      M : )

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