Hall names La Russa a Missouri Sports Legend, inducts 3

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SPRINGFIELD – Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is officially a Missouri Sports Legend, and two high school coaches and a fast-pitch standout can call themselves members of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall honored La Russa by unveiling a specially commissioned bronze sculpture on Wednesday during the Baseball Sports Enthusiasts Luncheon… Read more »

Golf at Buffalo Ridge, support Ozarks Water Watch

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For area golfers, it’s a chance to play on the same course where Jack Nicklaus and other greats roamed just weeks ago. But that’s only one reason why the head of the Ozarks Water Watch – which promotes water quality in the White River basin – appreciates his organization’s annual golf tournament. Consider what the… Read more »

Cards’ Mike Shannon, John Rooney to attend baseball luncheon

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Mike Shannon, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and play-by-play broadcaster John Rooney are now booked to attend and participate in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s next luncheon on May 27. Tickets remain for the Baseball Sports Enthusiasts Luncheon presented by the Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company. The event will feature the naming… Read more »

Diamond 9: Glendale’s Brad Simmons strikes the right tone

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When it comes to baseball stories, they are a lot like fishing stories – heavy on entertainment, with some truth maybe sprinkled in somewhere. Maybe. Exhibit A is Brad Simmons, a former Glendale High School pitching standout who recently took a seat in the dugout of his old stomping grounds and reminisced about his long-ago… Read more »

What a day: KC Celebrity Golf Classic a success

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KANSAS CITY — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s reach across the Show-Me State continued on May 5 with another successful tournament, the Kansas City Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Hillyard, Inc. The tournament, held at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, drew roughly 30 teams. Winning A Flight was the Advertising Plus team… Read more »