Monarchs Chapter Grave Marker Project

Long time SABR member Harold Dellinger suggested last fall that the Kansas City Chapter of SABR buy a grave marker for Americus V. McKim, the man that originally brought major league baseball to Kansas City.

When Harold presented the topic at their December gathering, the project quickly gained support of those gathered.

Long time SABR member Harold Dellinger suggested last fall that the Kansas City Chapter of SABR buy a grave marker for Americus V. McKim, the man that originally brought major league baseball to Kansas City.

When Harold presented the topic at their December gathering, the project quickly gained support of those gathered. They already have collected money and received pledges for $170, which is slightly more than half of the total costs of the project. They are hoping to get ten members from the area to contribute $15 each to complete the project. They would then gather for a dedication ceremony in late April or early May at the gravesite in Elmwood Cemetery, then adjourn to toast McKim.

For more information about the McKim project, contact KC SABR Attn: Lloyd Johnson, 205 West 66th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113.

Who Was Americus McKim?

McKim was the owner of 1884 Kansas City Cowboys in the Union Association, the first major league team in Kansas City. If you don



Originally published: March 17, 2006. Last Updated: March 17, 2006.

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