Monarchs back in vogue

The rebranding of the Kansas City T-Bones to the Kansas City Monarchs allows baseball fans to better connect with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, officials said. The Monarchs opened their 2021 season this week.

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May 21, 2021 - 12:14 PM

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., is dedicated to preserving the history of African-American baseball, when black players were prohibited from joining the major league teams. Photo by Mark Taylor / Chicago Tribune / TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first thing you see when you walk in is Buck O’Neil on the video board telling a story. Maybe it’s the story about Jackie Robinson and the gas station. 

Maybe it’s the story about why Satchel Paige called him Nancy. Maybe it’s the story of Hank Aaron in the Negro Leagues as a cross handed swinging shortstop.

Whatever. 

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