This week’s highlight honors a Kansas City baseball legend!

This week’s highlight honors a Kansas City baseball legend!
Charles Wilber “Bullet” Rogan was born in Oklahoma City, OK on July 28, 1863. Moving to Kansas City, KS with his family as a teen, Rogan attended Sumner high school where he joined the school’s baseball team as a catcher.

Later, Rogan enlisted in the Army in 1911, was Honorably Discharged in 1914, and then reenlisted. Rogan played for the 25th Infantry, Buffalo Soldier Regiment baseball team, The Wreckers, and caught the eye of Casey Stengal who recommended him to the owner of the Kansas City Monarchs!

Starting his career for the Monarchs in 1920, Charles “Bullet” Rogan as a catcher and pitcher, who led the Kansas City team to 3 consecutive team championships and a Negro League World Series Championship in 1924!

Following a knee injury, Rogan became manager of the Kansas City Monarchs in 1926, retiring in 1938. Charles “Bullet” Rogan died March 4, 1967 in Kansas City, MO and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

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