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1920 Kansas City Monarchs

1920 > Class Negro Majors > 1920 Negro National League
Overall: n/a

Manager: Jose Mendez
Represented: Kansas City, MO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1921

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Joaquin Arumis -- L R Unknown CU
Hugh Blackburn 30 Nov 4, 1889 Sweet Springs, MO, US
George Carr 25 S R 5' 11.0" 200 Sep 2, 1894 Atlanta, GA, US
Sam Crawford 28 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Apr 15, 1892 Dallas, TX, US
Rube Curry 21 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 10, 1898 Kansas City, MO, US
John Donaldson 29 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 20, 1891 Glasgow, MO, US
Frank Evans -- Unknown
Hooks Foreman 24 R R Aug 4, 1895 Foreman, OK, US
Zack Foreman 26 Jul, 1893 Foreman, OK, US
Bus Gordon -- Unknown
Herman Gordon 28 R R Jun 12, 1892 Spotsylvania, VA, US
Chappie Gray 20 Sep 5, 1899
Chick Harper -- Unknown
Fred Hicks 32 May 16, 1888 Kansas City, MO, US
Houston -- Unknown
Tick Houston -- R Unknown
Roy Johnson -- R R Unknown
Charley Lightner 27 5' 7.0" Jul 17, 1892 Atkins, AR, US
Hurley McNair 31 L L 5' 6.0" 150 Oct 28, 1888 Marshall, TX, US
Jose Mendez 35 R R 5' 9.0" 152 Jan 2, 1885 Cardenas, Matanzas, CU
Dobie Moore 24 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 8, 1896 Atlanta, GA, US
Dink Mothell 22 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Aug 13, 1897 Topeka, KS, US
Nolan -- Unknown
Nolan -- Unknown
Ornes -- Unknown
Bartolo Portuondo 26 R R 5' 7.0" Aug 24, 1893 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Otto Ray 27 R May 19, 1893 Lexington, MO, US
Jose Agustin Rodriguez 25 R 5' 8.0" Jul 25, 1894 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Vicente Rodriguez 28 R 5' 11.0" Sep 11, 1891 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Bullet Rogan 26 R R 5' 7.0" 160 Jul 28, 1893 Oklahoma City, OK, US
Herbert Smith -- R L Unknown
Edgar Washington 22 Feb 26, 1898 Los Angeles, CA, US
Tom Young 18 L R 6' 1.0" 210 1902 Tatum, OK, US

About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data


This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.


Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data