Kansas City Blues (American Association)

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Kansas City Blues
18881954
(1888, 18901891, 18931901, 19021954)
Kansas City, Missouri
KansasCityBlues caplogo.svg
Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Triple-A (1946-1954)
  • Double-A (1908-1945)
  • A (1902-1907)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Kansas City Blues
Ballpark
Minor league titles
Class titles 1929
League titles 1888, 1890, 1898, 1901, 1929, 1938, 1952, 1953

The Kansas City Blues are a former minor league baseball team located in Kansas City, Missouri, in the Midwestern United States. The team was one of the eight founding members of the American Association.[1]

The Blues did not field particularly competitive teams unil 1918, when they won the AA pennant. The team won again in 1923, and again in 1929. They won the Junior World Series championship that year, defeating the Rochester Red Wings of the International League in a best-of-nine series.[1]

In 1936, the Blues became a farm club of the New York Yankees. They won the AA championships five times in the 1930s and 1940s.

When the American League Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City in 1955, the Blues moved to Denver, Colorado.

The official website of Minor League Baseball calls the Blues teams of 1929 and 1939 two of the 100 greatest Minor League Baseball teams ever.[1][2]

Players and managers[edit]

Well-known members of the 1929 Junior World Series-winning Kansas City Blues included:[1]

Other well-known players and managers include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 1929 Kansas City Blues from the Minor League Baseball website
  2. ^ 1939 Kansas City Blues from the Minor League Baseball website
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=21736

See also[edit]