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On this date in 1924, the first “Colored World Series” of baseball began in Chicago.
The Kansas City Monarchs played the Philadelphia Hilldales. The Monarchs finished at 55-22, ahead of the Chicago American Giants and the Hilldales were at 47-22 ahead of the Baltimore Black Sox.
A nine game series went the full length. The deciding game was a three-hit shutout by Jose Mendez of the Monarchs, final score K. C.,5; Philly,0.
The Negro Baseball Leagues: A Photographic History,
By Phil Dixon with Patrick J. Hannigan
Copyright 1992, Jed Clauss and Joanna Paulsen
Ameron House Publishing