History


Johnny Mac's History

1967 is a big year in sports. The first Super Bowl is played, with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. The NHL expands with six new teams, including the St. Louis Blues. And, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox to become World Series Champions.

Also in 1967, John A. McArthur, an umpire/referee from St. Louis, and his wife, Eleanor, open the first “home team” store on historic Route 66. Johnny Mac, as he is known, understands the value of team sports in developing good character and strong principles and wants to support local teams in helping young people realize their dreams on and off the field. His store, and the ones to follow, will be set apart not only by its depth of products but by a friendly, informed staff with a real passion for the game.

That tradition is carried on today by sons Bob McArthur and Rick McArthur, at each of Johnny Mac’s eight locations in the Midwest. Born from a love and appreciation for local team sports, built on a foundation of service and value and driven by a team true to its mission, Johnny Mac’s is your home team store!