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Kansas City Monarchs

This black and white photograph shows members of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965.

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Kansas City Monarchs

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.

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Virgil "Zeke" Barnes of the New York Giants

These photographs show Virgil "Zeke" Barnes from Jackson County, Kansas. Barnes was a right-handed pitcher who played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Barnes' older brother, Jess, also was a major league pitcher for several years. Two younger brothers, Charles and Clark, received pitching tryouts with major league teams but did not make their rosters. Virgil Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby community of Circleville. He married Della Barnes, also of Jackson County, in 1920. The couple made their off-season home in rural Jackson County. In the mid-1930s, Virgil, Della, and their two children, James and June, moved to Wichita. Virgil lived in Wichita until his death in 1958. Both he and Della are buried in the Holton Cemetery. In 2011, Virgil Barnes was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Jess, Charles and Virgil Barnes in St. Petersburg, Florida

This photograph is of three Barnes brothers from Jackson County, Kansas (from left to right): Jess Barnes, Charles Barnes, and Virgil Barnes. The photo was made in March 1924 in St. Petersburg, Florida. At the time, Jess and Virgil Barnes were major league pitchers--Jess for the Boston Braves and Virgil, for the New York Giants. Charles, also a pitcher, tried out with the Braves during spring training camp, but did not make the roster. The photo opportunity occurred when the Braves and Giants met in an exhibition game on March 22, although none of the brothers appeared in the lineup that day. The image was published in the April 3, 1924 issue of The Sporting News. Jess Barnes' career spanned the period 1915 through 1927, and involved three different teams--Boston Braves, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Robins. His overall record was 152 wins and 150 losses, with an ERA of 3.22. His best years were with the Giants, where he led the National League in wins in 1919, had two World Series wins in 1921, and pitched a no-hitter in 1922. Virgil "Zeke" Barnes pitched seven full seasons in the majors. He joined the New York Giants full-time in 1922 and stayed with the team most of his career. He had 61 major league wins, and a career ERA of 3.66. He made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. On June 26, 1924, Jess and Virgil Barnes became the first pair of brothers to oppose each other as starters in a major league game--Jess for the Braves and Virgil for the Giants. Not pictured in the photograph is the youngest brother in the family, Clark Barnes. Clark also was a pitcher who received a tryout at the major league level. Like Charles, however, he did not make a major league roster. The four Barnes brothers and their three sisters were raised in Circleville, Kansas, by their parents, Luther and Sade Barnes.

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Virgil Barnes on a fishing outing in Sarasota, Florida

These two photographs are of a fishing outing in which Virgil Barnes, of Jackson County,Kansas, participated. The details of the photos were not recorded. However, Barnes was a pitcher for the New York Giants in the 1920s and the photos are believed to have been made during spring training in Sarasota, Florida, between 1924 and 1926. Besides Barnes, the only other individual identified is George "High Pockets" Kelly, the Giants' first baseman. Virgil Barnes was a right-handed pitcher who played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby town of Circleville. During his major league years, Barnes lived during the off-season in rural Jackson County with his wife Della and their two children. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Barnes lived until his death in 1958. Barnes' older brother Jess also was a major league pitcher for several years. Two younger brothers, Charles and Clark, received tryouts with major league teams, but they did not make their rosters.

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Virgil and Clark Barnes in Augusta, Georgia

This is a photograph of four individuals affiliated with the New York Giants. In this group of players are Virgil and Clark Barnes of Jackson County, Kansas. The photo is undated but likely was taken in March 1928 in Augusta, Georgia. Virgil Barnes was a right-handed pitcher with the Giants at the time. His brother Clark, also a pitcher, was invited to work out with the team during spring camp, but the tryout was cut short when Clark was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. Clark is pictured on the far right, with Virgil standing next to him on the left. The two others in the photo are unidentified. Four Barnes brothers--the sons of Luther and Sade Barnes--hailed from Circleville, Kansas, and all had major league aspirations. Jess and Virgil both pitched several years at the major league level. The two younger brothers, Charles and Clark, received tryouts with major league teams but did not make their rosters. At the time this photo was made, Virgil "Zeke" Barnes was nearing the end of his major league career, which included seven complete seasons in the 1920s. He pitched for the New York Giants for most of his career but was traded to the Boston Braves during his last major league season. Virgil's best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. He made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.

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Kansas City Monarchs

This black and white photograph shows members of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at National Park in Washington state. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been indentified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young. Front row: left to right; Eddie Dwight, Newt Allen, Wilber "Bullet" Rogan, Hurley McNair, and Newt Joseph

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Virgil and Della Barnes

These four photos are of Virgil Barnes and his wife Della. Virgil "Zeke" Barnes was a pitcher for the New York Giants at the time. A right-handed pitcher, Barnes played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Virgil Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby community of Circleville in Jackson County. Della also was reared in Jackson County. They married in July 1920 in Rochester, New York, and lived on a farm near Holton after they wed. The couple had two children, James and June. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Virgil Barnes died of a heart attack in 1958. Virgil and Della are buried in the Holton Cemetery.

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Virgil Barnes in San Antonio, Texas

These three photos were taken in 1920 in San Antonio, Texas, while the New York Giants were in the city for their spring training camp. Virgil "Zeke" Barnes, of Circleville, Kansas, is pictured in all three. Barnes trained with the Giants that spring but spent the 1920 regular season playing for the minor league Rochester Hustlers. He joined the Giants' regular roster in 1922. A right-handed pitcher, Barnes played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby town of Circleville. During his major league years, Barnes lived during the off-season in rural Jackson County with his wife Della and their two children. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Barnes lived until his death in 1958.

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Virgil Barnes' family

These photographs from the 1920s are of the wife and children of Virgil "Zeke" Barnes, a pitcher who played at the major league level for seven seasons, primarily for the New York Giants. The first four photos in the sequence are believed to have been taken in 1925 in New York City. Virgil and his wife Della were both raised in Jackson County, Kansas. They married in July 1920 in Rochester, New York, where Virgil was playing for the minor league Rochester Hustlers. He joined the New York Giants as a regular in 1922. During the offseason, the couple lived in rural Jackson County. They had two children--a son James, born in October 1922, and a daughter June, born in September 1924. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Virgil and Della remained until Virgil's death in 1958.

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