Atchison County town working on baseball museum



MUSCOTAH, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a small northeast Kansas town are planning to build a baseball museum inside an old water tower tank.

The project is planned in Muscotah, an Atchison County town of about 200 people that is looking for attention.

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About 50 Muscotah residents and volunteers are working with the help of the Kansas Sampler Foundation to convert the water tower tank into a baseball and museum. The museum also would honor native son Joe Tinker, a shortstop for the Chicago Cubs when the team last won the World Series in 1908.

He’s the Tinker of the famous baseball poem “Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance.”

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the city’s old water tank will be made to look like a large baseball and will house the museum.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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