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Some say that Kansas City has the best black baseball, blues, and "Q" in the nation. It has been called the heart of America, a cultural melting pot, and the breadbasket of the Midwest. It was also home to the famous Kansas City Monarchs. Black baseball began in Kansas City with the Maroons in 1890. However, it wasn't until 1921, when the black Kansas
City Monarchs triumphed over the white Kansas City Blues, that black players started receiving national attention. The Monarchs produced several championship teams and major league players, and became black baseball's longest running and most stable franchise.
About the Author
Authors Larry Lester and Sammy J. Miller are the co-authors of two other books with Arcadia on the Negro League in Chicago and Detroit. This new volume is filled with their trademark indepth research, remarkable photographs, and passion for this legendary team.