KC Baseball Vault Episode 15: KC A's All-Star Jim Gentile and Talking About the Good Old Days

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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.

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