KC Fans Get First Taste Of World Series

by Kevin Burton    You know this is a simulated World Series because fans jam-pack the stadiums. Imagine the thrill of a city’s first trip to the World Series.     The Kansas City A’s had come tantalizingly close, finishing sixth in 1955 and seventh three other times before the team left for Oakland after the …

Battle Of Bullpens In World Series Game 2

by Kevin Burton    Nobody used the term “walkoff” in the 70s but that’s what we had in game one of my 70-something World Series won by Cincinnati.     Kansas City tries to bounce back behind right hander Steve Busby. Busby won 56 games from 1973 to 1975 including two no-hitters. Injuries derailed what might …

Reds, Royals Meet In 70s Dream Series

by Kevin Burton    It’s baseball playoff time as I am sure you have noticed.      I mentioned in August how my two favorite teams came within one run of meeting in the 1976 World Series (“Trying To Get The Baseball Feeling Again,” Aug. 30) and haven’t come close to meeting since.    My …