No. 12 Negro Leagues Bullet Joe Rogan

He was also a great hitter as well as a pitcher. He played in the Philippines as did Oscar Charleston. He was there for three years and probably played with or against Charleston. He also played with the Army in Hawaii. After getting out of the Army Rogan played Kansas City Monarchs helping to them a few titles.

Like Satchel Paige he also played a year in North Dakota (Jamestown) when the Monarchs when J.L. Wilkinson decided not to have a team in 1932. I’m sure this is one the earliest integration of black and white players.

Later in his career Rogan became a player-manager. He had disciplined teams, with speculation that it was because he was in the Army. He had a great managerial record with his teams winning just under 70 percent of their games. They had two first place finishes, two second place finishes and one third place finish.

Reading between the lines he sounds as impressive as a man as he was as a pitcher and player. I would certainly want him on my team.   

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