“Author Appearance with Phil S. Dixon: The Kansas City Monarchs In Our Hometown” will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, 1:30-2-30 p.m. at Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St.
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 Wilber “Bullet” Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson, and connects the spirit of the Monarchs to the many communities in which they played.
For more than thirty-five years, author/historian Phil S. Dixon has recorded African-American baseball with a vast array of creativity and historical accuracy. He has written numerous books on baseball and is widely regarded for his expertise on baseball history.