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 Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan

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Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan

  • Birth 28 Jul 1889 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1967 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 4089

Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he didn't begin his Negro leagues career until age 30, joining the Kansas City Monarchs as a pitcher in 1920, after spending nearly a decade playing on US Army teams. For seventeen seasons with the Kansas City Monarchs (1920-38), he compiled a record of 116 wins, 50 loss, 132 complete games, 855 strikeouts and a 2.59 earned run average. He also played the outfield when he wasn't pitching and was a good hitter. In 1922, he led the Negro National League with 16 home runs and had a .338 career batting average. In addition, he was also manager of the Kansas City Monarchs for ten seasons, (1926-34, 1936). He died at age 73 in Kansas City, Missouri and was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of fame in 1998.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 5 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4089
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan (28 Jul 1889–4 Apr 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4089, citing Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .