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August Meeting! KCBHS Events 2014

Former teammates of the Kansas City Athletics Lew Krausse and Rene Lachemann visit at Kauffman Stadium

Rene Lachemann and Jeff Logan

On the field at Kauffman Stadium before the May 13th game between the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies I was looking for Rene Lachemann to tell him that one of his former teammates wanted to see him.  But Rene was not around, so I began asking different Rockies players and staff if they had seen Mr. Lachemann.  All of them responded with the same reply, “You will hear him before you see him.”  Soon it was discovered what they meant as the bench coach of the Rockies made his way up from under the stadium where he had been working with one of the catchers, and his booming voice could be heard. 

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The August meeting of the KCBHS!!
Guest speakers George Toma & Mickey Cobb
Thursday August 21st  7:00 pm at Danny Jackson’s Incred-A-Bowl

George Toma
, the legendary groundskeeper of both the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs began his career working on the grounds crew at Artillery Park for the Wilkes-Barre Barons, and from there gained Hall of Fame status from the NFL, was honored as the 25th member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame, and was elected to the MLB Groundskeeper Hall of Fame in 2012.  George has been the groundskeeper in charge of every Super Bowl since Super Bowl I in 1967.  He has made the experience of attending games of the Kansas City Athletics, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals more beautiful, and has also worked the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games and the 1994 World Cup.   Mr. Toma has been a great friend to the KCBHS and now we are honored to have him as special guest for this evening.From 1966 to 1977 Mickey Cobb was head trainer at DePaul University, Georgia Southern College and for the Charleston West Virginia Pirates then served as the trainer at the Kansas City Royals Academy and then went to the Royals AAA team in Omaha.  He became the Royals head trainer for the Royals parent club from 1977 through 1990.  His service included five divisional playoffs and two World Series appearances with the club.  Mickey was also selected twice as the trainer for the  AL All Star’s in 1982 and 1990.  Mickey will have his latest book, “A Step and a Half” and will be signing them!

Please RSVP to  if you plan to attend.  If you wish to dine it is recommended that you arrive early as the meeting will start at 7:00.



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The Kansas City Baseball
Historical Society events in 2014.


Former Kansas City Royals Scout Art Stewart 

1975 World Series Boston Red Sox Bernie Carbo

Former World Series hero from the Toronto Blue Jays Joe Carter

Former Kansas City Royals outfielder Joe Zdeb

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