Newt Allen

Second baseman Newt Allen’s Kansas City Monarchs teammates…

Tom Baird

Tom Baird was present at the beginning of the Negro National…

Frank Bradley

Frank E. Bradley, a fireballing right-handed pitcher who played…

Willard Brown

Ese Hombre — That Man — was Willard Brown’s nickname…

Johnnie Dawson

Johnnie Dawson’s life was bookended by unknowns. His early…

Dizzy Dismukes

He was a star pitcher, one who not only threw a no-hitter —…

Frank Duncan

“When I lost Frank I lost one of my best friends. Baseball…

Joe Greene

James Elbert Greene, who went by the first name Joe, was one…

Paul Hardy

Paul Hardy was a defensive-minded catcher who played in the…

Willa Bea Harmon

During the 1942 baseball season, many of the articles about the…

Connie Johnson

“He would come in and relieve Satchel, and when they put Johnson…

Jim LaMarque

 “LaMarque was probably the most unassuming of all the Monarch…

Jack Matchett

Jack Matchett made his debut with the Kansas City Monarchs in…

Booker McDaniel

Over the course of seven seasons, from 1940 through 1946, Booker…

Gready McKinnis

“That McKinnis is one of the best pitchers I have ever seen,”…

Buck O'Neil

To tell the story of Buck O’Neil, one needs only to retell…

Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige threw his first pitch in professional baseball…

Norris Phillips

Norris Phillips may have had a short-lived career in the Negro…

Frazier Robinson

Henry Frazier Robinson was born on May 30, 1910, in Birmingham,…
Ruppert Stadium, the home of the Monarchs. The stadium was first known as Muehlebach Field (1923), then Ruppert Stadium (1937), and later Blues Stadium (1943). It was completely rebuilt and renamed Municipal Stadium in 1955. (Courtesy Noir-Tech Research, Inc.)

Ruppert Stadium (Kansas City)

Ruppert Stadium was the home of the Kansas City Monarchs…

Bonnie Serrell

During World War II, the Kansas City Monarchs had two middle…

Willie Simms

Before the lumber,1 natural gas,2 and oil3 industries brought…

Hilton Smith

"I was born in 1912 [sic] in Giddings, Texas, a little town between…
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Herb Souell

Herb “Baldy” Souell, 5-feet-9 and 150 pounds, carved out…