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The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown

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February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Phil S. Dixon

Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise. This presentation explores the exciting early barnstorming days of the Monarchs, highlights great players such as Wilber "Bullet" Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson who wore the uniform, and connects the spirit of the Monarchs to the many Kansas communities in which they played. Where possible, specific games and players from your community will be discussed.

Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce St
Leavenworth, KS 66048-2729
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Sponsored by: Leavenworth Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Cindy McGuire
(913) 682-5666 x218
Email
http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org