Barnstormy weather: Legacy of black baseball celebrated in Poughkeepsie

January 17, 2013 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On the sultry summer evening of August 27, 1941, the Kansas City Monarchs, a perennial powerhouse of the Negro American League, and their ace pitcher, Satchel Paige, squared off against the Kingston Recreations, a team of all-star Hudson Valley semi-pros, under the newly installed lights at Kingston’s Municipal Stadium.
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