Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Monroe Monarchs
One half mile North. The Monroe Monarchs played Negro League baseball in what was known as Casino Park. Owned by local oil and machine works businessman, Fred A. Stovall, the Monarchs became champions of the Negro Southern League in 1932 and played in the Negro League World Series, losing to the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Despite their success, the Monarchs were excluded from Negro League realignment in 1933. During their short time though. the Monarchs launched the Hall of Fame careers of Hilton Smith and Willard Brown.
Erected by The Monroe Monarchs Historical Foundation.
Location. 32° 30.736′ N, 92° 5.1′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita Parish. Marker can be reached from Swayze Street near Renwick Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Swayze Street, Monroe LA 71201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Claire Lee Chennault (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Miro (approx. Selman Field Navigator Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Selman Field (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Southern Pine Fourdrinier Kraft Linerboard in United States (approx. 4.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Located on baseball fields behind the First Baptist Church on Swayze Street, address given.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2019.