Kansas City Chiefs Encyclopedia

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The complete guide to Chiefs football—newly updated!

Texas oil millionaire Lamar Hunt’s pursuit of a professional football franchise led to the formation of a new league and ultimately a revolutionary change in the pro game itself. Hunt’s new team, the Dallas Texans, began play in the American Football league in 1960, and following the 1962 season, moved to Kansas City. They were renamed the Chiefs, and one of football’s great success stories was established. This chronicle of ...

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Overview

The complete guide to Chiefs football—newly updated!

Texas oil millionaire Lamar Hunt’s pursuit of a professional football franchise led to the formation of a new league and ultimately a revolutionary change in the pro game itself. Hunt’s new team, the Dallas Texans, began play in the American Football league in 1960, and following the 1962 season, moved to Kansas City. They were renamed the Chiefs, and one of football’s great success stories was established. This chronicle of the history of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise covers everything—its beginning in Dallas with head coach Hank Stram, the great 1962 AFL championship game, the move to Kansas City, the AFL’s merger with the NFL, the team’s disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I, the magnificent victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, the down-and-out years, and the return to the playoffs under Dick Vermeil. All historical moments, players, games, and coaches are included. This newly revised encyclopedia offers statistics and biographies for each and every player that has been part of the Kansas City Chiefs. Included within is a foreword by former player Otis Taylor. The Kansas City Chiefs Encyclopedia includes hundreds of photos of players, game action, stadiums, and more. The complete reference book on the Chiefs, the encyclopedia is a book that all true Kansas City fans must have.

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Bookseller ReviewsFrom its shaky beginnings as an charter A.F.L. club to the proud days of Warren Moon and Andre Rison, this exhaustive encyclopedia covers it all; every season, every player, every touchdown. Forty years of first-rate football history. Cheaper than a season ticket; almost as much fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582618340
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Stallard is an accomplished author and noted sports historian. His works have specialized in not only football but also baseball and basketball. He has also written for several magazines, worked as a sportswriter for the Wichita Eagle, and is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Otis Taylor was a college and professional football player for Prairie View A&M University and the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 215 pounds, Taylor possessed sure hands and served as a devastating blocker, springing Chiefs running backs for many long runs.

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