Press Release: March 16, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
Author Phil Dixon to discuss Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs at the National Archives
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host local author and baseball historian, Phil S. Dixon, on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of his book Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs. Dixon will be available to sign copies of his book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.
Both a biography of Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and a history of his great Kansas City Monarchs teams, 1920-1938, this detailed work pays tribute to a man considered by some to be baseball's greatest all-around player. During his career the Monarchs won two Negro League World Series and five pennants. Dixon interviewed many former players and covers Rogan's Hall of Fame career in-depth while bring to light one of baseball's greatest but often forgotten talents.
About the Author
Author Phil S. Dixon is a pioneer in the study of Negro League baseball history. For the past thirty years he has recorded the African-American baseball experience with a vast array of skill and accuracy and has researched baseball history and documented the careers of Negro Baseball's greatest players. Widely regarded for his expertise on baseball, Dixon has authored eight previous books. He has won the prestigious Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992, and a Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) MacMillan Award for his excellence in baseball research. Formerly an assistant director in the Public Relations Department of the Kansas City Royals American League baseball team, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, an organization which he co-founded in 1990, and actively lectures on baseball topics. Dixon was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and currently resides in Belton, Missouri.
Copies of Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs will be available for purchase via the Kansas City Store onsite. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or e-mail email@example.com.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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