Baseball’s First Colored World Series
The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants and Kansas City Monarchs
About the Book
In 1924, after the Hilldale Giants captured the league crown in the new Eastern Colored League and the Kansas City Monarchs won out in the four-year-old Negro National League, the two teams met in a best-of-nine series for the world championship. But a 13-inning tie in Game 4 and alternating wins throughout would force a tenth and deciding game, making it the longest World Series—black or white—in the modern era.
This heavily illustrated volume provides a comprehensive account of the first championship series played between teams from two all-black professional leagues. It provides commentary, records, and full statistics for each club’s regular season performance, along with biographical profiles of the players. Coverage also includes position-by-position comparisons of the Series combatants; a breakdown of the attendance, gate receipts, and team shares; game-by-game summaries; comments from the players; and complete statistics—including pitcher-batter matchups—for both teams.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 82 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2014 
Table of Contents
1. The Makings of the First Colored World Series 7
2. The Race for the 1924 World Series Championship 35
3. Scouting Reports 47
4. The Ten Games 104
5. The Series in Summary 182
6. Greenbacks 188
1: Program for the First Colored World Series 193
2: Series Batting Order 217
3: Game by Game Log 218
4: Home and Away Splits, by Player and by Pitcher 223
5: Player Performance Against League Competition, by Team 230
6: Batter versus Pitcher Match-Ups During the World Series 241
Book Reviews & Awards
“significant”—Sports Collectors Digest; “a well-documented look at the 1924 series. Larry Lester has provided a fascinating and well-researched look into the first Negro League World Series, filling a gap that has existed until now in the literature”—Journal of Sport History; “a wonderful resource”—Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal; “heavily illustrated with detailed play-by-plays, box scores and statistics”—The SABR Bulletin.