Art Stewart

Art Stewart (born Feb. 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois) is a front-office executive and former Director of Scouting for the Kansas City Royals, a Major League Baseball team.[1]

Career

The New York Yankees hired Stewart as a scout in 1953.[2] He was trained by legendary Yankee scout Lou Maguolo.[3] He scouted, suggested and signed many players for the Yankees. Working mainly in the Midwest, the first player Stewart discovered and steered to the Yankees was pitcher Jim Bouton, who had not attracted any interest from Major League teams while in high school. Bouton became a starting pitcher for the Yankees in the early 1960s.

Stewart has served in multiple roles for the Kansas City Royals since joining the MLB expansion franchise in 1969.[4] In 1985, Stewart he was Director of Scouting.[4] In 1986, he was both Scouting Director and Player Development.[4] From 1987 to 1997, he served as only Scouting Director.[4] The next two years, from 1998 to 1999, Stewart became the Senior Special Assistant to General Manager.[4] From 2001 to 2005, Stewart became the Senior Advisor to the General Manager, and continues in that position in 2015.[4]

Stewart is the longest tenured Kansas City Royals associate and he was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Baseball Hall of Fame during 2008 season, on June 28.[1][5] Stewart represented the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame class of 2008, becoming the 23rd member of the elite group.[6] Stewart is the Royals' Senior Advisor to General Manager (GM) Dayton Moore.[6] Seventy players that Stewart drafted have played Major League Baseball. They include Bo Jackson, Kevin Appier, Brian McRae, Mike Sweeney, Johnny Damon, Joe Randa and Carlos Beltrán.[5] He co-authored a book, The Art of Scouting, with Kansas City newspaper writer Sam Mellinger in 2014.

In an interview with Dick Kaegel of MLB.com on October 17, 2014, as the Royals advanced to their first World Series appearance since 1985, Stewart told a story from his Chicago childhood: "When I was 8 or 9 years old, playing ball as a kid, my mother said, 'You know, you're going to be in professional baseball someday.' I said, 'What do you mean, Mom?' She said, 'Because you were born on Feb. 6, Babe Ruth's birthday, in 1927, the same year that he hit 60 home runs.' She was right. Talk about scouting!"

Stewart has been an associate in baseball now for 63 baseball seasons.[1] Stewart is currently in his 46th season with the Kansas City Royals.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Art Stewart Royals Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for June 28". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  2. ^ The Art of scouting Royals' Stewart has amassed talent, lots of stories, By JOE POSNANSKI, Published on 2000-12-03, Page D1, Kansas City Star, The (MO), Search The Kansas City Star Archive
  3. ^ Posnanski, Joe (2001). The Good Stuff: Columns about the Magic of Sports. Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Star Books. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Titles of Art Stewart". www.baseballamerica.com. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  5. ^ a b "Art Stewart selected to Royals Hall of Fame". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  6. ^ a b "Royals Hall of Fame Class of 2008: Art Stewart". royals.mlblogs.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
Art (given name)

Art is a Celtic masculine given name, meaning "bear", thus figuratively "champion".

Art Stewart (producer)

Art Stewart is a record producer, sound engineer, and composer who has worked on many Motown recordings. He worked on the Blue album by Diana Ross, and recordings by Teena Marie, including her Wild and Peaceful album, released in 1979. With Marvin Gaye, he has worked on the Let's Get It On album and Gaye's single "Got to Give It Up". He has also worked with Rick James on his Motown debut album Come Get It!, and his second Motown album, Bustin' Out of L Seven.

Arthur Stewart

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Bhob Stewart

Robert Marion Stewart, known as Bhob Stewart (November 12, 1937 – February 24, 2014) was an American writer, editor, cartoonist, filmmaker, and active fan who contributed to a variety of publications over a span of five decades. His articles and reviews appeared in TV Guide, Publishers Weekly, and other publications, along with online contributions to Allmovie, the Collecting Channel, and other sites. In 1980, he became the regular film columnist for Heavy Metal.

Blue (Diana Ross album)

Blue, also referred to as The Blue Album, is a 1970s studio album released in 2006 on Motown Records by American singer Diana Ross.

Gold of the Seven Saints

Gold of the Seven Saints is a western film adaptation of a 1957 Steve Frazee novel titled Desert Guns. Released by Warner Brothers in 1961, the 88-minute film starred Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton, and Chill Wills. It was directed by Gordon Douglas, who had earlier directed Walker in 1958's Fort Dobbs and 1959's Yellowstone Kelly. Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay and Joseph F. Biroc provided the black-and-white photography, most of which was shot in and around Arches National Park in Utah. The film did not do notably well at the box office.

Got to Give It Up

"Got to Give It Up" is a song by American music artist Marvin Gaye. Written by the singer and produced by Art Stewart as a response to a request from Gaye's record label that he perform disco music, it was released in March of 1977.

Upon its release, it topped three different Billboard charts and also became a worldwide success. Gaye sometimes used the song to open up his live concert shows. The song has been covered by several acts.

Here, My Dear

Here, My Dear is the fifteenth studio album by music artist Marvin Gaye, released December 15, 1978, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between 1977 and 1978 at Gaye's personal studios, Marvin Gaye Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album was notable for its subject matter's being dedicated to the fallout of Gaye's marriage to his first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye.

Initially a commercial and critical failure upon its release, it was later hailed by music critics as one of Gaye's best albums in the years following Gaye's passing. "It's taken me a while," Anna admitted in later years, "but I've come to appreciate every form of Marvin's music."

Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.

The name Royals pays homage to the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, rodeo, and championship barbeque competition held annually in Kansas City since 1899 as well as the identical names of two former negro league baseball teams that played in the first half of the 20th century (one a semi-pro team based in Kansas City in the 1910s and 1920s that toured the Midwest and a California Winter League team based in Los Angeles in the 1940s that was managed by Chet Brewer and included Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson on its roster). The Los Angeles team had personnel connections to the Monarchs but could not use the Monarchs name. The name also fits into something of a theme for other professional sports franchises in the city, including the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, the former Kansas City Kings of the NBA, and the former Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

In 1968, the team held a name-the-team contest that received more than 17,000 entries. Sanford Porte, a bridge engineer from the suburb of Overland Park, Kansas was named the winner for his “Royals” entry. His reason had nothing to do with royalty. “Kansas City’s new baseball team should be called the Royals because of Missouri’s billion-dollar livestock income, Kansas City’s position as the nation’s leading stocker and feeder market and the nationally known American Royal parade and pageant,” Porte wrote. The team's board voted 6-1 on the name, with the only opposition coming from team owner Ewing Kauffman, who eventually changed his vote and said the name had grown on him.Entering the American League in 1969 along with the Seattle Pilots, the club was founded by Kansas City businessman Ewing Kauffman. The franchise was established following the actions of Stuart Symington, then-United States Senator from Missouri, who demanded a new franchise for the city after the Athletics (Kansas City's previous major league team that played from 1955 to 1967) moved to Oakland, California in 1968. Since April 10, 1973, the Royals have played at Kauffman Stadium, formerly known as Royals Stadium.

The new team quickly became a powerhouse, appearing in the playoffs seven times from 1976 to 1985, winning one World Series championship and another AL pennant, led by stars such as Amos Otis, Hal McRae, John Mayberry, George Brett, Frank White, Willie Wilson, and Bret Saberhagen. The team remained competitive throughout the early 1990s, but then had only one winning season from 1995 to 2012. For 28 consecutive seasons (1986–2013), the Royals did not qualify to play in the MLB postseason, one of the longest postseason droughts during baseball's current wild-card era. The team broke this streak in 2014 by securing the franchise's first wild card berth and advancing to the World Series. The Royals followed this up by winning the team's first Central Division title in 2015 and defeating the New York Mets for their first World Series title in 30 years.

Live at the London Palladium

Live at the London Palladium is a live double album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released March 15, 1977, on Tamla Records. Recording sessions took place live at several concerts at the London Palladium in London, England, in October 1976, with the exception of the hit single "Got to Give It Up", which was recorded at Gaye's Los Angeles studio Marvin's Room on January 31, 1977. Live at the London Palladium features intimate performances by Gaye of many of his career highlights, including early hits for Motown and recent material from his previous three studio albums. As with his previous live album, Marvin Gaye Live!, production of the record was handled entirely by Gaye, except for the studio portion, "Got to Give It Up", which was managed by Art Stewart.Live at the London Palladium received a surprising and significant amount of critical recognition for a live album following its initial release. Critical reviews of the album were positive compared to the mild receptiveness Gaye's previous studio album I Want You received. As Gaye's most successful live release, the album also became one of his most commercially successful albums during his tenure at Motown's Tamla label, as well as a Billboard chart hit. Following digital remastering, Live at the London Palladium was reissued on August 24, 1999, by Motown on compact disc.

Lou Maguolo

Louis Dewey Maguolo (8 June 1899 – 14 May 1977) was an American Major League Baseball executive. A baseball scout for the St. Louis Browns and New York Yankees, he was best known for signing Yankee greats Bill Skowron, Tony Kubek, and Fritz Peterson. He is credited with signing at least 40 athletes who eventually played in the major leagues. Maguolo also scouted such players as Bob Keegan, Al LaMacchia, Don Lenhardt, Herb Plews, Lou Skizas, Bob Wiesler, Al Pilarcik, Whitey Herzog, Cal Neeman, Norm Siebern, Lee Thomas, Bud Zipfel, Jerry Kenney, Dave Bergman, Dennis Werth, Roy Sievers, Paul Hinrichs, Zach Monroe, Babe Martin, George Hausmann, Lloyd Merritt, Jackie Red Juelich, Steve Kraly, Joe Pactwa, Jerry Lumpe, Jim Bouton, and Elston Howard.Though only 5'5" tall and 112 pounds, Maguolo made the all-city team in St. Louis as an outfielder at Yeatman High School, where he also quarterbacked the football team. He was named to the all-Missouri Valley Conference baseball and football teams as a student-athlete at Washington University in St. Louis. His father, however, often told him, "Baseball is a bum's game, and so is football," and withheld his allowance in high school and financial assistance for college. Maguolo helped pay for college on barnstorming baseball teams with other college players, including future major league player and manager Eddie Dyer. Maguolo performed under the name "Meyers" to avoid losing his college athletic eligibility. He graduated from Washington University with a degree in civil engineering, but he pursued a baseball career instead, at first as baseball coach for McKinley and Beaumont high schools in St. Louis. His childhood friend Andy High, a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers, also employed him as a "bird dog" or part-time scout. The St. Louis Browns hired Maguolo as a full-time scout in 1936, and he worked for the Browns until 1942, when he went into the army during World War II. When Maguolo finished his military service in 1946, the New York Yankees hired him as a scout.

During World War II, Maguolo served in the US Army in the Pacific Northwest. His duties were primarily in Special Services Recreation, and he attained the rank of major.The son of a furniture maker, Maguolo spent his off seasons working at Century Skilcraft Co., the family furniture factory in St. Louis, where he built back bars, stools, lamps, chairs, and stairways out of broken bats and other sports equipment.

In the 1950s, Maguolo hired and trained legendary Yankee scout Art Stewart. He reportedly gave Stewart this advice: "Keep your eyes open. Keep your ears open. Keep your mouth shut." Then, the story goes, Maguolo zipped his mouth, for emphasis. Maguolo was based in St. Louis, Missouri and scouted primarily in the Midwest.

Mary Jane (Rick James song)

"Mary Jane" is a song by American funk singer Rick James. It was released in 1978 as the second single from his debut album Come Get It!. The song peaked in the top five on the R&B charts in the United States in 1978. As one of his earliest hits as a solo artist, it is one of his most notable songs. It was composed by James, along with keyboardist Billy Nunn, who was credited for the keyboards, strings, background vocals, helping to compose the song, arranging flute parts, and other instrumentation work.

Thanatos

In Greek mythology, Thanatos (; Greek: Θάνατος, pronounced in Ancient Greek: [tʰánatos] "Death", from θνῄσκω thnēskō "to die, be dying") was the personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person.

His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors or Letum. Mors is sometimes erroneously identified with Orcus, whose Greek equivalent was Horkos, God of the Oath.

The Very Best of Marvin Gaye

The Very Best of Marvin Gaye is the title of two compilations (American and European) by Motown artist Marvin Gaye.

Vulnerable (Marvin Gaye album)

Vulnerable is the third posthumous album by Marvin Gaye.

Recorded in sessions throughout 1977, the album was a decade in the making, first being worked on in 1968 during sessions in New York with Bobby Scott. Reworked by Gaye a decade later, the album was originally going to be released in 1979 under the title, The Ballads, but was shelved. Two decades later, Motown released it under the title Vulnerable, including seven songs from the sessions and three alternate cuts.

Wild and Peaceful (Teena Marie album)

Wild and Peaceful is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Teena Marie. Released on March 31, 1979 by Motown, It features significant contributions from Rick James. He provided co-vocals on "I'm a Sucker for Your Love". Wild and Peaceful peaked at #18 on the Black Albums chart and #94 on the Billboard Albums chart. The lead single "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" reached #8 on the US Black Singles chart and #43 in the UK.

You and I (Rick James song)

"You and I" was the name of a hit song for R&B/funk musician Rick James. It was released from his debut album, Come Get It!. It spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B charts and reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. "You and I" also peaked at number three on the disco chart.

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