Q: Last year, Kansas City Royals pitcher Aaron Crow – a graduate of Washburn Rural High School – was named to the American League All-Star team. Who was the last Kansas high school graduate (before Crow) to be named as a player to the All-Star team?
A: Bill Russell (of Pittsburg, Kan.)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Aaron Crow, a graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Kansas, was selected for the 2011 All Star Game. Before that, the last time a Kansas high school graduate was selected as a player for the All Star Game was in 1980. That’s when Bill Russell, a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was named to the All Star team.
(This Kansas-related trivia question was conjured-up by KPR Sports Correspondent Greg Echlin. Thanks, Greg!)