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Encyclopedia > J.L. Wilkinson
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

James Leslie (J.L.) Wilkinson (May 14, 1878 - August 21, 1964) was an American sports executive, who founded the barnstorming All Nations baseball club in 1912, and the Negro league baseball team Kansas City Monarchs in 1920. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat. ... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with his team from Keokuk, Iowa, the Westerns of Keokuk The Negro leagues were a collection of professional baseball leagues made up of predominantly black teams. ... The Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseballs Negro Leagues. ... See also: 1919 in sports, other events of 1920, 1921 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball (Major League) January 3 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan, beginning the Curse of...


He was born in Algona, Iowa. Wilkinson was a promising pitcher until he hurt his throwing wrist. He turned to management and team ownership, parlaying a flair for the spotlight into an association with the game that lasted more than 50 years. Algona is a city located in Kossuth County, Iowa. ...


In 1909, he developed a women's baseball team -- possibly with a few men in drag -- to draw up to 2,000 fans to a covered grandstand moved around the Midwest by train. A team band whipped up tunes for crowds, a male catcher wrestled all comers and a brown bulldog served as the mascot. Town teams throughout Iowa and surrounding states faced Wilkinson's gimmick-laden squad.


The All Nations team was a multi-racial team, founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1912, which included whites, blacks, Polynesians, Asians, Native Americans and – at one time – a woman. During his ownership, the Monarchs won ten league titles and participated in four Negro League World Series, winning in 1924 and 1942. This article is 100 KB or more in size. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Native Americans in the United States (also known as Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States and their descendants in... The Negro League World Series is a baseball tournament that took place at various times from the 1920s to the 1940s, matching the champions of various Negro Leagues. ... See also: 1923 in sports, 1925 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Cleveland Bulldogs win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Essendon wins the 28th VFL Premiership (under the finals system used, no grand final was played) Brownlow Medal awarded for... See also: 1941 in sports, other events of 1942, 1943 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball January 4: Hall of Fame election: Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, getting 78...


When the Negro National League was founded in February 1920, Wilkinson built the Monarchs from his own All-Nations team, which featured stars like John Donaldson and Hall of Famer Jose Mendez, and the 25th Infantry Wreckers, an all-black U.S. Army team that starred Hall of Famer Bullet Rogan. He operated the All-Nations team for nearly a decade after that, allowing it to operate as a de facto farm team for the Monarchs as well as a money-making enterprise. The Negro National League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were established during the period in the United States in which organized baseball was segregated. ... John Wesley Donaldson (February 20, 1892 - April 12, 1970) was an American Negro League baseball player. ... José Mendez (March 19, 1887 - October 31, 1928) was a Cuban right-handed pitcher and manager in baseballs Negro Leagues. ... Charles Wilber(n) Bullet Rogan, a. ...


In 1930, Wilkinson's Monarchs became the first professional team to play night baseball, using a portable set of lights. Wilkinson also signed Jackie Robinson to his first professional contract, in 1945. He sold the Monarchs in 1948, and died in 1964 at age 86 in Kansas City, Missouri. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Brooklyn Dodger infielder Jackie Robinson in 1947. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of the Nation Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Wilkinson was a white man in a black man's game. He shunned racism, bunking with his coaches and players when hotels were short of rooms. Former Negro leagues manager Buck O'Neil once said he knew two men without prejudice -- one was his father, and the other was J.L. Wilkinson. John Jordan Buck ONeil (born November 13, 1911 in Carrabelle, Florida) is a former first baseman and manager in Negro league baseball, most notably in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs, and a coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ...


"Wilkie", as he was affectionately known to players, sportswriters and fans, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in February 2006. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... The 2006 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are proceeding in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. ...


External links

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Baseball Library
  • Kansas City Public Library
  • Des Moines Register - J.L. Wilkinson

 
 

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