Wilkinson's Family Hopes Hall Will Honor Monarchs Owner
J. L. Wilkinson was not merely an entrepreneur with a passion for baseball. He was also a man with a vision for what black baseball could accomplish during the era of segregation. As the National Baseball's Hall of Fame's 12-member committee considers the names of 39 Negro League players and executives for possible induction into the Hall of Fame, Wilkinson's substantial contributions will be hard to overlook. Meanwhile, two grandchildren of the famed Kansas City Monarchs owner campaign for Wilkinson's induction. Read Sharon Rice's story in The Friday Flyer.