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The Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball
     

The Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball

by Janet Bruce
 

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Charter members of the Negro National League, stepping stone for Jackie Robinson, home base for Satchel Paige, and training ground for more than twenty blacks sent to the major leagues, the Kansas City Monarchs survived the entire thirty-five-year span of black baseball (from 1920 to mid 1950) and were widely regarded as the dominant black professional team, "the

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Charter members of the Negro National League, stepping stone for Jackie Robinson, home base for Satchel Paige, and training ground for more than twenty blacks sent to the major leagues, the Kansas City Monarchs survived the entire thirty-five-year span of black baseball (from 1920 to mid 1950) and were widely regarded as the dominant black professional team, "the New York Yankees of the Negro leagues." Rich in anecdote and illustrated with more than ninety photographs of Monarchs players and scenes, this book is both a tribute to and a celebration of the top all-black team of all time.

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"The detail is the best about the Negro Leagues existing anywhere."—Donn Rogosin, author of Invisible Men: Life in Baseball’s Negro Leagues "Relying not only on oral histories, but also on local newspapers and archival sources, Bruce examines the often talked about, but seldom studied, relationship between team and community. . . . Historians studying any baseball team, black or white, will benefit greatly from this pioneering work."—Jules Tygiel, author of Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy
Journal of American History
The best study of a single black ball club yet written.
American Historical Review
A compelling story. . . . It is a survey of black baseball from its inception to its demise.
Sporting News
Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700603435
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/1985
Series:
Kansas and the Region Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
795,108
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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