The Pikes Peak Library District in conjunction with the Manitou Springs Heritage Center is proud to present the history of the Monarchs negro baseball league as presented by Phil S. Dixon.
Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs but few know their true stories In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Monarchs’ first World’s Championship in 1924, Phil Dixon is returning to 90 cities where Monarch team members played games to present this team's unique history.
For more than thirty years author Phil Dixon has recorded African-American sports topics with a vast array of in-depth skill and historical accuracy. He is widely regarded for his expertise on baseball history.
Phil is a co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City and formerly worked in the Public Relations office of the American League Kansas City Royals. He has authored nine prior baseball books and won the prestigious Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992. He received a SABR MacMillan Award for his excellence in historical research.