Robert

Hartley

Author and Editor


Winfield’s Golden Era of Sports:
How Decades of Champions, Heroes and Dynasties Shaped One of the Richest Athletic Traditions in Kansas

winfield_up_250In the first fifty years of the Twentieth Century, local sports teams and athletes in Winfield, Kansas, ran up an amazing number of championships for a town of 12,000 people. Presentations include championships in football and basketball at Southwestern College in Winfield; basketball, football and tennis state champions at Winfield High School; the Winfield Reds amateur baseball team; Winfield night baseball league, and the story of Fred Clarke, major league baseball player and manager, who became a resident of Winfield.

Other features compliment those mentioned, including the story of an African American running back for the 1913 Southwestern football team, and a feature about the longtime sports editor of the Winfield Daily Courier, Harry L. Hart. Three addenda have been issued since the original book printing – the most recent in 2019 – introducing new champion subjects and elaborating on some of the original stories.

winfield2_angle_350Product details:
Paperback
106 pages, 8.5 x 11.
With three addenda
Publisher: Sniktau Publications
1/13/2009