KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Frank White, Kansas City Royals baseball legend and current Jackson County Executive, surprised bus riders on Tuesday by reading to them.
It was part of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s ‘Stories on the Bus’ program to promote summer reading. His appearance was a surprise to riders, but the books he chose to read were probably not. ‘Goodnight Baseball’ by Michael Dahl describes a day at the ballpark, from the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight. White also read ‘The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Steven Salerno. Edith was ten-years-old when she tried out for a women’s professional baseball team in 1922. She was the smallest on the field and because of that and because of her skills, crowds were ‘packing the stands to see her play.’
After the photo gallery below, scroll down to see who else participated in ‘Stories on the Bus.’