Negro Leagues

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Tom Baird, Chester A. Franklin, J. L. Wilkinson

Photograph of Thomas Y. Baird (left, co-owner of the Kansas City Monarchs), Chester A. Franklin (center, owner of The Call), and James L. Wilkinson (right, founder of the Kansas City Monarchs) reviewing a petition in The Call to "Save Negro Baseball". During WWII, the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation was planning to forbid private baseball teams from using private bus transportation to tour.

Satchel Paige with Bismarck National Semi-Pro Championship Team

Photograph of the integrated, semi-professional Bismarck National Championship Team of 1935. Pictured are kneeling left to right: Joe Desiderato, Al Leary, Neil Churchill, Dan Oberholzer, and Ed Hendee. Standing left to right: Hilton Smith, Red Haley, Barney Morris, Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Moose Johnson, Quincy Troupe, and Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe. Smith and Paige more famously pitched for the Kansas City Monarchs. Each player's position is written in blue ink on their uniform.

Night Baseball Game at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of a nightime baseball game at Muehlebach Field at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

Kansas City Monarchs, 1934

Photograph of the 1934 Kansas City Monarchs team. Pictured are Frank Duncan, Bullett Rogan, Dink Mothell, Sam Bankhead, Frank Duncan, Jr., Newt Allen, Newt Joosph, Eddie Dwight, Bill Foster, George Giles, T. J. Young, Turkey Stearns, Chet Brewster, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, Charley Beverly, and Andy Cooper.

Kansas City Monarchs Night Lighting Truck

Photograph of a portable lighting system truck used to illuminate Kansas City Monarchs baseball games at night. It features a 40-foot pole and six 1,000-watt bulbs.

Kansas City Monarchs' L. D. Livingston

Photograph of L. D. Livingston of the Kansas City Monarchs. The photo appears to be autographed "To Vessa From a Friend, L. D. Livingston." Vessa is likely VeEssa Spivey of Black Hawk Barbecue.

Kansas City Monarchs at Natatorium Park

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been identified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.