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1940 K.C. Monarchs vs. Brooklyn Bushwicks Negro League Program and Lineup Sheet (2 Items)

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Author Tom Bartel's 2009 book, Baseball's Peerless Semipros: The Brooklyn Bushwicks of Dexter Park, describes at length the beloved team's 1917-1951 history, including numerous exhibition matches against barnstorming Major Leaguers (such as Ruth and Gehrig) and Negro Leaguers (like Gibson and Bell). Offered is a 7x11 unscored program (VG) and a 6x8 lineup sheet (heavy wear at top center) listing KC Monarch stars Turkey Stearnes, Hilton Smith, Buck O'Neil and Andy Cooper. More on our website.

"Some of the players in these games were major leaguers or ex-major leaguers who played under assumed names," adds Lew Lipset. "Bushwick player Sol Mishkin went on to coach the City College baseball team when I was there (1959-1963). I covered the games for the school paper and I interviewed him."

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