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 Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan

Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan

Birth
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 Apr 1967 (aged 77)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 4089 · View Source
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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 (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .