The heart and soul of Kansas City's major league baseball franchise is a 5-foot-6 impeccably dressed man you probably haven't heard of. You don't know the Royal's history and successes until you know Art Stewart.
“The Art of Scouting: Seven Decades Chasing Hopes and Dreams in Major League Baseball” details the life and times of Art Stewart, a scout’s scout who has been around the game for more than 60 years. 268-pages featuring a foreword by Royals great George Brett. The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger helped Stewart write “The Art of Scouting,” which covers Stewart’s decades as a baseball scout and a career that allowed him to witness and work with the sport’s legends. Stewart is now retired and lives in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Stewart built the Yankees' dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s before helping make the Royals the most successful expansion franchise in baseball history. His aggressive ways are part of why baseball's owners voted overwhelmingly to institute a draft in 1963. From George Brett to Frank White, Bret Saberhagen to Bo Jackson, Carlos Beltran to Eric Hosmer, the Royals' history is Art's history. And Art tells it better than anyone else. Join us to hear why!
When: Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Books will be available for purchase / signing.