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This letter dated June 22, 1923 was sent by F.C. Jamison, business agent for the Wichita Monrovians baseball club, to R.E. Kirke of the Newton American Legion baseball team. (The full name of the addressee was Ross Kirkpatrick, but his last name was sometimes abbreviated to Kirk or Kirke.) The purpose of the letter was to arrange a game between the two teams on July 8, 1923. The Monrovian club was an African-American team organized in 1922 to compete in the Western Colored League, while the Newton team was one of the better semi-pro squads in the area. The correspondence also includes two copies of a proposed agreement between the clubs regarding financial terms. The game was played on July 8, with the Newton team winning by a score of 2-0. It was one of at least five games contested between the two teams during the 1923 season. The teams were closely matched. Each won twice, and one game ended in a draw after eleven innings because of darkness.

Date: June 22, 1923

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Wichita Monrovians baseball correspondence - June 22, 1923

Item Number: 310380
Call Number: 2015-185
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 310380

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