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Monroe Monarchs (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, 32.5256008, -92.1320708

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-02-25

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Sports | Negro leagues | BASEBALL | Monroe Monarchs (Baseball team) | Pittsburgh Crawfords (Baseball team) | Paige, Satchel, 1906-1982 | Gibson, Josh, 1911-1947 | Smith, Hilton, 1907-1983


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Aiello, Tom Interviewee
  • Letlow, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the February 25, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to an abandoned lot in Monroe that was once the site of Casino Park, the host stadium for the 1932 Negro League World Series between the Monroe Monarchs and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. He talks to two Monroe natives, historian Tom Aiello and former sportswriter Paul Letlow, about the little known history of the Monroe Monarchs and the nine future Hall of Famers who participated in the World Series, including Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson for the Crawfords and Hilton Smith for the Monarchs. This story is a part of the “Louisiana Baseball Stories” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford