Dec 28 2010

Kansas City Monarchs of 1946

Kansas City Monarchs

Kansas City Monarchs of 1946

The Monarchs captured the first post-war Negro American League pennant with a strong pitching staff that included Satchel Paige, Hilton Smith, Ford Smith and Connie Johnson. Batting Support came from Willard Brown and Hank Thompson (who were both signed by the St. Louis Browns the following season) along with Ted Strong and league batting champion Buck O’Neil. In the ensuing Negro World Series, the Monarchs lost to the Newark Eagles in a hard-fought seven game series after Paige and Strong jumped the team with two games remaining in the Series.

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