Fort Worth Cats (Texas League)

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Fort Worth Cats
18841964
(1884, 1888-1890, 1892, 1895-1898, 1902-1942, 1946-1959, 1964)
Fort Worth, Texas
Class-level
  • AA (1964)
  • AAA (1959)
  • AA (1946-1958)
  • A1 (1936-1942)
  • A (1921-1935)
  • B (1911-1920)
  • C (1907-1910)
  • D (1906)
  • C (1904-1905)
  • D (1902-1903)
  • C (1896-1898)
  • B (1892, 1895)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Fort Worth Cats (1932-1942, 1946-1959, 1964)
  • Fort Worth Panthers (1888-1892, 1895-1898, 1902-1931)
Ballpark
  • LaGrave Field (1929-1964)
  • Panther Park (1915-1928)
  • Morris Park (1911-1914)
  • Haines Park (1907-1910)
Minor league titles
League titles 12

The Fort Worth Cats (originally the Fort Worth Panthers) were a minor league baseball team that played in the Texas League from 1884 through 1958. They were affiliated with the Indianapolis Indians in 1933, the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1946 to 1956, and with the Chicago Cubs from 1957 to 1958. The team joined the American Association in 1959 and then merged with the Dallas Rangers in 1959 to become the Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers. The teams separated again in 1964, when the Cats rejoined the Texas League but they merged again the following year and became the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs.

Several of the Panthers teams were selected as among the top 100 minor league teams of all time.[1]

Year-by-year record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1932 68-81 4th Dick McCabe / Art Phelan
1933 63-88 7th Walter Holke (14-22) / Jake Atz (49-66)
1934 59-92 7th Del Pratt
1935 64-95 8th John Heving / "Pid" McCurdy
1936 76-78 5th "Pid" McCurdy / Homer Peel
1937 85-74 3rd Homer Peel League Champs
1938 61-99 8th Homer Peel / Cecil Coombs / Jackie Reid
1939 87-74 4th Bob Linton League Champs
1940 52-108 8th Bob Linton
1941 78-76 5th Bob Linton
1942 84-68 3rd Rogers Hornsby Lost in 1st round
1946 101-53 1st Ray Hayworth Lost League Finals
1947 95-58 2nd Les Burge Lost in 1st round
1948 92-61 1st Les Burge / George Dockins / Bobby Bragan League Champs
1949 100-54 1st Bobby Bragan Lost League Finals
1950 88-64 2nd Bobby Bragan Lost in 1st round
1951 84-77 4th (t) Bobby Bragan
1952 86-75 2nd Bobby Bragan Lost in 1st round
1953 82-72 3rd Max Macon Lost in 1st round
1954 81-80 4th Al Vincent Lost League Finals
1955 77-84 6th Tommy Holmes
1956 84-70 3rd Clay Bryant Lost in 1st round
1957 70-84 6th Lee Handley
1958 89-64 1st Lou Klein Lost in 1st round
1964 51-89 6th Alex Grammas

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