Byron Johnson

Denver, Colorado


Byron "Mex" Johnson, a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro leagues and Satchel Paige's traveling team, died at 94. Johnson died Saturday, and daughter Jacquelyn Benton said Tuesday he had prostate cancer. Johnson played for the Monarchs in 1937-38, when blacks were barred...

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Byron was truly a wonderful man and he will be missed by many friends.

I came to know Byron as a sports fan and we became friends. I learned much from this wonderful man. He transcended color, time and all that is good. He was more then a Kansas City Monarch. According to "Webster's" definition of a monarch, Byron simply SURPASSED (key word)everything that was thrown at him be it a baseball or racism. God now has the key instrument for Satchel's All-Stars to play Shadow Ball for eternity. Gone but NEVER forgotten. We love you Byron.


I had the pleasure of corresponding with Mr. Johnson (and daughter Jacqueline)what a fine gentleman. You will be missed.

On behalf of my late mother, Louise
Pendleton Carter (niece) and my family, deepest condolences on the passing of Great-Uncle Byron Johnson.

No one could do it better, whether it was playing shortstop for the KC Monarchs, befriending and teaching young people, helping someone achieve their goals. He will be missed!