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The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown

Date and Time: October 23, 2020, 1:00 PM CT

Location: Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th St., Manhattan
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Presented by Phil S. Dixon

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 explores the exciting early barnstorming days of the Monarchs, highlights great players such as Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson who wore the uniform, and connects the spirit of the Monarchs to the many Kansas communities in which they played. Where possible, specific games and players from your community will be discussed.

Sponsored by: Riley County Seniors' Service Center

For more information about this event, please contact:
Liz Nelson
(785) 537-4040

 

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