Former Royals Pitcher Jeff Montgomery, And Helping The Poor In Johnson County

Jun 26, 2017

Former reliever Jeff Montgomery was inducted to the Royals Hall of Fame in 2003.
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Former relief pitcher Jeff Montgomery saved more games for the Royals than any other player to step on the mound. Today, we talk with the slinger-turned-broadcaster about his experiences with the boys in blue. Then, individuals who live in poverty in Johnson County — Kansas's wealthiest county — are often overlooked, despite the fact that there are more than 35,000 of them, according to census data. We discuss a new set of strategies to address the unique difficulties of low-income people who live in wealthy suburbs.