Kansas City Monarchs Also Present a Throwback Jersey

Through their Twitter account, the Kansas City Monarchs (former Kansas City T-Bones) presented the home and the road jersey. Little did yours truly know about a third, throwback jersey that team will wear. I had to find out through the Twitter account of Minor League Promos, that the club will sport a throwback jersey as …

Kansas City Monarchs New Uniforms Very Disappointing

When the Kansas City T-Bones came out with the news they had adopted the name of the Kansas City Monarchs to honor the famed Negro League team from the past, yours truly was looking forward to the new uniforms. Today the club presented its new look and what a bummer it is. In the presence …

Kansas City T-Bones Rebrand and Honor Negro League Team

The Kansas City T-Bones announced today the team has rebranded. The new name of the team will be Kansas City Monarchs, after the famous Negro League team that fielded many future Hall of Famers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsnt2GoKbr0&feature=emb_logo In cooperation with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, American Association member Kansas City T-Bones has decided tp …

The Eastern Colored League

The Eastern Colored League was founded in 1923 as second Major Negro League (counterpart of the Negro National League which was founded in 1920). The league was founded by Ed Bolden, owner of the Hilldale Athletic Club, also called the Hilldale Daisies, and Nat Strong, a white promotor. Bolden ran the league for most of its …

Josh Gibson

I wrote the article below for the November edition of the Cuban baseball magazine "Universo Beisbol" . Hello baseball aficionados. Here is November’s editon of Yankeebiscuitfan’s World. This time a piece about a Negro League legend. Since I read a book about the Negro Leagues, I have been fascinated by him.                  …

The phenomenon “barnstorming tours”

The picture shown above made me realize that many Europeans are not aware of the phenomenon barnstorming tour. The two players shown are Satchel Paige (left) and Dizzy Dean. Before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in 1947, black and white players never could face each during regular season games. In first half of the …

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