St. Louis Browns 1947

St. Louis Browns Manager is Abducted, Jailed: February 7, 1898

The manager of the former St. Louis Browns, Chris von der Ahe, was essentially kidnapped and taken by train to Pittsburgh on this date in 1898, according to an archival report in the New York Times.


Sportswriter Matt Crossman was not prepared for the surprising spectacle he encountered on his first visit to watch St. Louis’ professional soccer team, CITY SC, play at CITYPARK. Matt’s first sign it was going to be a different day was the shoes.

Missouri History Today March 12, 1958: The greatest bowler of all time and his teammates smash a record

On March 4, 1928, the Bunion Derby, an 84-day footrace along the 3,422 mile length of the new Route 66 began.  

Meet the Sled Dogs that Live in Missouri

This sled dog article ran in the January/February 2019 issue of Missouri Life. Now they have opened Sled & Breakfast! A sled dog-themed doggy daycare, boarding, and training facility! Eight-foot fences, concrete borders along the edges of the fences, and multiple play yards!

Joe Buck

April 25, 1969

Birthday of sportscaster and analyst, Joe Buck from St. Louis.

Sonny Liston

March 26, 1953

St. Louis steelworker Sonny Liston had only been boxing for eight months when, on this date, he won the Golden Gloves heavyweight crown.

Norm Stewart University of Missouri Basketball Coach

January 20, 1935

Pro basketball player and Mizzou coach Stormin’ Norman Stewart was born in Shelby County.