Boise Yankees

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Boise Yankees
Boise, Idaho
Previous Class C
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Pioneer League (1952–1953)
Pioneer League (1946–1951)
Pioneer League (1939–1942)
Major league affiliations
Previous Milwaukee Braves (1955–1963)
New York Yankees (1952–1953)
Team data
Previous names
Boise Braves (1955–1963)
Boise Pilots (1954)
Boise Yankees (1952–1953)
Boise Pilots (1939–1942, 1946–1951)
Previous parks
Braves Field (1955–1963)
Joe Devine Airway Park (1952–1954)
Airway Park (1939–1951)

The Boise Yankees were a minor league baseball team in the western United States, based in Boise, Idaho. They played in the Class C Pioneer League in 1952 and 1953 as an affiliate of the New York Yankees, and their home venue was Joe Devine Airway Park, named for the late Yankee scout Joe Devine in 1952.[1][2]

The team was previously known as the Boise Pilots,[3] and was later the Boise Braves. The Yankees' affiliate in the Pioneer League was previously in Twin Falls as the Cowboys.[4][5] The Yankees pulled out of the Pioneer League and the western U.S. after the 1953 season.[6]

A notable Boise Yankee was future country music star Charley Pride.[7]



  1. ^ "Joe Devine honored". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. Associated Press. March 17, 1952. p. 15. 
  2. ^ Kling, Dwayne. "Joe Devine". Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and their Profession. pp. 41–42. 
  3. ^ "Boise Yanks is the new name". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. Associated Press. January 27, 1952. p. C3. 
  4. ^ "Twin Falls needs Yankee help – not 'Trower' of strength – yet". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. United Press. April 13, 1951. p. A11. 
  5. ^ "Twin, Great Falls in Pioneer finals". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. September 14, 1951. p. 11. 
  6. ^ Chipman, Dee (October 20, 1953). "Pioneer League has talent; Yankees drop Boise; Garth deserves support". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 2B. 
  7. ^ "Biography". Retrieved November 14, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°36′07″N 116°11′10″W / 43.602°N 116.186°W / 43.602; -116.186