July 30, 1890

Baseball Hall of Famer, Casey Stengel was born in Kansas City. His nickname “Casey” came from the initials of his home town, K. C.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.