Baseball and Jackie Robinson

Baseball game program for Kansas City Monarchs and Indianapolis Clowns, 1954.

(Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Branch Rickey Papers.)

This program contains "interesting facts about Negro League Baseball," portraits of players (including three women), profiles of managers and owners, and "Baseball Banter" by Ed Hamman. In the 1950s, the Indianapolis Clowns and the Kansas City Monarchs emphasized showmanship and entertainment, which had long been elements in Negro League ball.

Front cover page through Page 6

Cover Image Page One Page Two Page Three Page Four Page Five Page Six

Page 7 through page 10 and Back Cover Page

Page Seven Page Eight Page Nine Page Ten Back Cover Image