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Legacy of a Monarch

The life story of Byron Johnson who played for the Kansas City Monarch's in the old Negro Leagues.This book, written by Jan Sumner, surprised me. Instead of a simple look back at the career of an old-time ballplayer, this book was much, much more than that. If I were a history teacher, this would be required reading for my students. A fascinating read and one that will make you think. Jan will be a guest on The Turf soon. Jan also wrote a book, "Fat Pitch" about his 6-years as a batting practice pitcher for the Colorado Rockies.