In the summer of 2008, approximately 25 former players for the Kansas City Athletics attended a Kansas City A’s Reunion, hosted by the Kansas City T-Bones baseball club. The weekend event drew a large number of people who had fond memories of the A's.
Many longtime A’s fans began to discuss the possibility of a Kansas City baseball society to honor all of the rich history of baseball in Kansas City. From the Kansas City Cowboys in the 1880’s to the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, the Major League Kansas City A’s and the current Kansas City Royals. Thus, in the fall of 2008, the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society (KCBHS) was formed, and registered as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Missouri.
The mission of the KCBHS is to promote the exchange of baseball history to all fans of Kansas City baseball. This includes memberships to the association and future meetings and events that will allow members to discuss and relate their experiences and memories, and also to hear from current and former players. The KCBHS website is being developed to allow the posting of stories, photographs and exchange of information among baseball fans.
The board members of the KCBHS are:
President - Jeff Logan
Secretary - David Starbuck
Treasurer - Jim Jay (A's batboy 1956-1957)
Player Alumni Representative - Jay Hankins (A's 1961, 1964)
Special player Assistant- Ray VanEman