Winfield’s Golden Era of Sports:
How Decades of Champions, Heroes and Dynasties Shaped One of the Richest Athletic Traditions in Kansas
In 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.
106 pages, 8.5 x 11.
With three addenda
Publisher: Sniktau Publications