Saturday, August 23, 2014

Negro Leagues history in Bates County Missouri

Dixon discusses Negro Leagues history in Bates County Missouri
Phil Dixon, co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum, was at Bates County Museum in Robertson Hall to present a program about the legendary Kansas City Monarchs Baseball team.  In 1924, the Monarchs claimed a Championship title and Phil Dixon is attempting to present programs about every game the team played during that year. August 23rd, in the year 1923, the Kansas City Monarchs traveled to Rich Hill to play ball!

The museum was thrilled to host this important presentation and was great to hear what Phil had discovered about the Rich Hill game as well as learn more about the incomparable Kansas City Monarchs.
His program was  about a 45 minute power presentation with historic photographs, entertaining stories and colorful baseball poetry. Following the program the museum  hosted a free will offering luncheon complete with a traditional baseball park menu: Hot Dogs with all the fixin’s, nachos, soda pop, and ice cream.