Presentation Explores Legacy of African American Baseball at SCCC


KANSAS CITY – 1942. Satchel Paige of the Monarchs talks with Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays before a game in Kansas City in 1941. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

Join the Seward County Community College Library for Lunch in the Library with Phil Dixon and his presentation “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown” on Wednesday, September 26 at noon.

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 will explore the early barnstorming days of the Monarchs and highlight great players such as Wilbur…

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