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Kansas City Baseball Club - The end of the Civil War marked the beginning of America's passion for baseball, a game popular among the troops.  Kansas Citians in 1866 formed a club called the Antelopes, which played against teams from nearby towns in a field on 14th an McGee streets.  Because the spectators fought, gambled and drank - on Sunday, no less - the sport was ridiculed by local pastors.

Kansas City Baseball Club - The end of the Civil War marked the beginning of America's passion for baseball, a game popular among the troops. Kansas Citians in 1866 formed a club called the Antelopes, which played against teams from nearby towns in a field on 14th an McGee streets. Because the spectators fought, gambled and drank - on Sunday, no less - the sport was ridiculed by local pastors.

Joe Rudi, Oakland Athletics

Joe Rudi, Oakland Athletics

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Josh Reddick #16 after Cespedes hit a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 30, 2012

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Josh Reddick #16 after Cespedes hit a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 30, 2012

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