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1925 Negro League Postseason

The Negro National League played a split season with the first-half and second-half winners theoretically meeting in a playoff series. The 1925 season was the first season in which such a playoff series was necessary. The Kansas City Monarchs (KCM) won the first half while the St. Louis Stars (SSN) won the second half. The two teams met in a playoff series that was originally supposed to be best 5-of-9 but was shortened to best-of-7 because St. Louis had difficulty finding a location to host the final two games of the series. The Monarchs swept a doubleheader in Kansas City to win the series 4 games to 3. The Monarchs' victory over the Stars set up a rematch of the 1924 Negro World Series between the Hilldale Club (HIL) of the Eastern Colored League and the Kansas City Monarchs (KCM) of the Negro National League. Hilldale's win in this series would turn out to be the only World Series Championship won by a member of the Eastern Colored League.

Play-by-play for the last five games of the NNL series were deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.


+ 1925 NNL Championship Series: Kansas City Monarchs def. St. Louis Stars, 4-3

+ 1925 Negro League World Series: Hilldale Club (ECL) def. Kansas City Monarchs (NNL), 5-1

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