Whirty: 75 years ago, father-son battery made history for Kansas City Monarchs

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at the Kansas City Star on February 11, 2016, with mention of SABR member Larry Lester:

There’s no question Kansas City native and lifelong resident Frank Duncan Jr. wrote an impressive baseball resumé for himself.

Duncan, who starred in the Negro Leagues before Jackie Robinson integrated organized baseball, became one of the most sought-after defensive catchers in the blackball world in the 1920s and ’30s, and he won multiple Negro National League and Negro World Series crowns as both a player and a manager with his hometown Kansas City Monarchs. With Duncan serving as an on-field general, the Monarchs established one of African-American baseball’s greatest dynasties.

But it’s another, singular accomplishment that perhaps engenders the most pride in Frank Duncan from his family, including his grandson, Julian Duncan.

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Originally published: February 11, 2016. Last Updated: February 11, 2016.