As season one of the Kansas City Baseball Vault comes to a close, we spent our second to last show wondering what it was like growing up in Kansas City as a baseball fan in the 60′s when Kansas City was home to such stars like Mickey Mantle, Lou Pinella and Diamond Jim Gentile. We spoke with Randy Herr, Jeff’s father about just that.
We also spoke with former KC A’s First Baseman and six time All-Star Jim Gentile about his time with Kansas City, being a member of the Orioles Hall of Fame and the famed summer of 1961, when he went toe to toe with Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.
We’ll be back next week with more discussion of Kansas City baseball, past, present and future on ESPN 1510 Thursday at 6 p.m. CST.
I'm a KU grad and longtime Royals fan who shudders at the names Ricky Bottalico, Kerry Robinson, and others too terrible to recount, while also longing for the days when Johnny Damon would do commercials with George Brett. I'm glad that there's a new crop of potential stars to hang my playoffs hopes on.