Monroe Monarchs

From BR Bullpen

A minor league Negro League team from Monroe, LA, the Monroe Monarchs were usually a farm team of the Kansas City Monarchs. Monroe reached its peak in 1932 when the Negro Southern League was a major circuit for one year. They went 26-22 to tie for second in the league. Graham Williams (10-5, 2.27 RA) was second in the NSL in RA and OF Red Parnell hit .500 but did not play enough to qualify for the batting title. They played an unofficial Negro World Series that year, losing to the Pittsburgh Crawfords by 4 games to 1 with 1 tie.

Sources: "The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues" by James Riley, "The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues" by John Holway

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas Aiello: "The Composition of Kings: The Monroe Monarchs and the Negro Southern League of 1932", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, vol. 35 (2007), pp. 1-14.
  • Thomas Aiello: The Kings of Casino Park: Black Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2011.