Negro League Widow Passes Away
Feb17

Negro League Widow Passes Away

Louise Smith, widow of Hilton Smith, has passed away at the age of 98 years old.

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Jackie Robinson In Kansas City
Apr15

Jackie Robinson In Kansas City

A look at a few of the home games Jackie Robinson played with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.

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Monarchs Kept Afloat by Selling Players to Big Leagues
Feb24

Monarchs Kept Afloat by Selling Players to Big Leagues

The fall of the Negro Leagues wraps up our Black History Month coverage.

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Wilkinson Made Monarchs The Pride Of KC
Feb17

Wilkinson Made Monarchs The Pride Of KC

When the historic meeting to form the Negro National League took place in Kansas City in February, 1920, seven owners of teams collaborated with sportswriters, legal advisers and other influential community leaders. What they created was the premier league in which blacks would showcase their talents, generate economic opportunity, and eventually earn entrance to the segregated major leagues. At that meeting, every face in the group...

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Buck’s Favorite Year: The 1942 Kansas City Monarchs
Feb09

Buck’s Favorite Year: The 1942 Kansas City Monarchs

Buck O’Neil said the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs might have been the best professional baseball team ever. That fact is hard to argue.

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