Baseball's First Colored World Series: The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants And Kansas City Monarchs

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In 1924, after the Hilldale Giants captured the league crown in the new Eastern Colored League and the Kansas City Monarchs won out in the four-year-old Negro National League, the two teams met in what was to be a best-of-nine series for the world championship. But a 13-inning tie in Game 4 and alternating wins throughout would force a tenth and deciding game, making it the longest World Series—black or white—on record in the modern era. It was arguably the most dramatic, as well, as each team reeled off three wins in a row, four games were decided by a single run, and five were won in the final inning. This heavily illustrated volume provides a comprehensive account of the first championship series played between teams from two all-black professional leagues. Noted Negro League historian Larry Lester provides commentary, records, and full statistics for each club’s regular season performance, along with biographical profiles of the players. Coverage also includes position-by-position comparisons of the Series combatants; a breakdown of the attendance, gate receipts, and team shares; game-by-game summaries; comments from the players; and complete statistics—including pitcher-batter matchups—for both teams.

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Larry Lester is a founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, where he served as research director for several years. The co-chair of SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee, he has written or edited five previous books and countless articles on the history of black baseball. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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"Significant." --Sports Collectors Digest

"A wonderful resource." --Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal

"Heavily illustrated with detailed play-by-plays, box scores and statistics." --The SABR Bulletin

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