KC Library Exclusive: Frank White Autographed Book & Ball Giveaway

Library Life

Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer Frank White launches his new memoir with a public event on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

To mark this home-run event, we’re giving our social media-savvy Library fans a chance to win two autographed copies of his new memoir, and two signed baseballs. Read on and play ball…

Frank White was considered by many to be the premiere second baseman of his generation. An outstanding fielder (he won eight Gold Gloves), White was also potent at the plate (he was one of only two second basemen to bat cleanup in a World Series after Jackie Robinson).

He was also a Kansas City icon. He played his entire career for the Royals, helping lead the team to two World Series appearances and a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985. His No. 20 is one of only three Royals numbers to be retired.

He later managed the Royals’ AA affiliate – then in Wichita, Kansas – and later became the color commentator for the big league club.

On Wednesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, White will discuss his memoir One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time, which gives fans an inside look at White’s baseball legacy and also touches on his dramatic split with the Royals in 2012.

In the run-up to this exciting event the Library is offering our followers on Facebook and Twitter the chance to win one of two autographed Frank White baseballs, plus two signed copies of One Man's Dream. Here’s how to enter:

Frank White Book & Ball Giveaway


Facebook Users


  • Like the Library at facebook.com/kclibrary (optional).
  • RSVP on kclibrary.org for the event Frank White: One Man’s Dream – My Town, My Team, My Time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
  • On the RSVP form, choose “Facebook” in the menu under “How did you hear about this event?” (Be sure to enter your name and contact information.)
  • Come to the event on October 23 to find out if you won! (Must be present to win.)


Twitter Users


  • Follow the Library on Twitter at twitter.com/kclibrary
  • Tweet about the contest with hashtag #frankwhitekc. Tag @kclibrary and @Frank20White.
  • RSVP on kclibrary.org for the event Frank White: One Man’s Dream – My Town, My Team, My Time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
  • Choose “Twitter” in the menu under “How did you hear about this event?” (Be sure to enter your name and contact information.)
  • Come to the event on October 23 to find out if you won! (Must be present to win.)


Rules: The entry period ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. You may enter the contest only once. (Multiple entries past your initial entry will be discarded.) And yes, you must be present at the October 23 event to claim your prize.

More great memorabilia will be given away at the event, so if you miss out on the Book & Ball Giveaway online, you still have a chance to win something good. Additionally, White will sign copies of the book following the event.

Plus, you’ll get to hear the exciting story of one of Kansas City’s greatest athletes and a true hometown hero.

-- Your KC Library Public Affairs Team

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