Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball

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 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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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 Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
877,649
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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