One hundred years ago, baseball fans in Arkadelphia were gearing up for a real treat: A front-page headline in the Southern Standard newspaper of January 4, 1917, proclaimed, "Kansas City Blues to Arrive March 12." It is a little known fact today that Clark County served as a spring training site for the team. A documentary produced in 2015 ("The First Boys of Spring" produced by Larry Foley of the University of Arkansas and narrated by Billy Bob Thornton) portrays Hot Springs as a popular place for baseball spring training, but Arkadelphia holds a place in the annals of the sport as well.
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Richter, Wendy Bradley, "Clark County served as training site for Kansas City Blues" (2017). Articles. 184.