The Shockers and Jayhawks finally meet again in basketball, the Kansas City Royals regain baseball’s crown and the intersection of tragedy and sports were some of the biggest local sports stories of the year.
Born on May 24, 1973, Colon is older than every active major-league player except for one – Toronto’s LaTroy Hawkins (born Dec. 21, 1972), whom the Royals faced in the American League Championship Series.
Rick Krueger wanted to refurbish a truck, but Linda Krueger wanted to do a car. “So it had to be a Mustang, and we’re both in,” he said. “And it’s got to be a fastback, a ’65, ’6, ’7 or ’8.” That’s what set the wheels in motion on what would be a decade-long project resulting in a one-of-a-kind 1968 Mustang fastback powered by a 532 cubic-inch big-block Ford engine. (Mike Berry/kansas..com)
A Mustang transformed
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