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J. L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs : Trailblazers in Black Baseball (Paperback) (William A.
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This biography chronicles the life and career of J.L. Wilkinson (1878-1964), owner and founder of the Kansas City Monarchs, a baseball team in the Negro Leagues. Wilkinson was the only white owner in the Negro National League, and he led the team to two Negro Leagues World Series championships and many pennants in the Negro National League and Negro American League. The book describes his early life and start in baseball in Iowa, how he organized a traveling women's team and the multiracial All-Nations Club, how he developed a portable lighting system for night games during the Depression, how he revived the career of pitcher Satchel Paige and signed Jackie Robinson to the Monarchs as a rookie, and how he was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Sports, Baseball / History, Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: William A. Young
Street Date: November 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5137
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