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In celebration of Black History Month and the Negro Leagues Centennial, the Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies will present a very special program featuring author Phil S. Dixon, who has written extensively on African American baseball history and is widely regarded for his expertise on the subject.
Dixon will discuss Wilber “Bullet” Rogan, considered by some to be baseball’s greatest all-around player, and the history of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs teams from 1920-1938. During Rogan’s career, the Monarchs won five pennants, two Negro League World Series, and featured such talents as Satchel Paige, Chet Brewer, Andy Cooper, and Newt Allen. Dixon will also emphasize the many barnstorming trips that Rogan made with his Kansas City Monarchs teammates and other Negro League greats, including playing winter league baseball in Los Angeles.
Following the discussion, Dixon will sign two of his books: Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs and The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America’s National Pastime, copies of which will be available for sale.
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