Thanksgiving week is upon us. A time for families. A time for feasts. A time for being thankful. This year, I-70 Baseball will utilize the week of Thanksgiving to pay tribute to some very special legends. Today, it is my pleasure to announce to you, our loyal readers, the series of articles that our talented staff have put together.
You can start today with Aaron Stilley’s conversation with the daughter of the legendary Royals manager Dick Howser, Jana Howser. A very candid interview that Ms. Howser was gracious enough to give us after reading Aaron’s profile of her father earlier this year. As Executive Editor of this site, my heartfelt thanks to Ms. Howser for a grand interview.
On Monday, a series of articles will be revealed during the week as we announce the inductees into the I-70 Baseball Hall Of Legends. The website will induct five former players and managers that spent time wearing the uniforms of both our flagship teams, the Royals and the Cardinals.
We asked some of our top writers to share their opinions on five personalities over the years. In addition, Content Editor Matt Kelsey and myself will team up for an article on Saturday “retiring” one number here on the site in honor of two individuals with very unique careers that shared a jersey number. A number that became historic for both franchises.
Look for articles honoring our choices for our Hall Of Legends from Todd Fertig, Aaron Stilley, Adam Shupe, Michael Metzger and Bob Netherton. In addition to these great profiles of legendary players, look for Bob Netherton and Aaron Stilley to treat all of you to a very special look at the things to be thankful for in each organization on Thanksgiving Day.
On behalf of all of the staff, writers, editors and photographers here at I-70 Baseball, we would like to extend a warm and peaceful Thanksgiving from our families to yours.
Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball as well as the Assignment Editor for BaseballDigest.com.
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