Chanute Athletics

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Chanute Athletics
(1896, 1902, 1906, 1946-1950)
Chanute, Kansas
Class-level
Previous
  • Class D (1946-1950)
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1946)
Team data
NicknameChanute Athletics (1947, 1949-1950)
Previous names
Previous parks
Katy Park

The Chanute Athletics was a primary name of the minor league baseball club based in Chanute, Kansas from 1946 to 1950.

History[edit]

Chanute played in the Class D Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League from 1946-1950 and were affiliates of the New York Giants in 1948 . Chanute won the league Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League championship in 1946.[1][2]

Previously, Chanute had a team in the Kansas State League in 1896, the Chanute Oilers played in the 1902 Missouri Valley League (when the Coffeyville Indians moved to Chanute on June 23, 1902) and the Chanute Browns played in the Kansas State League in 1906.[3][4][3]

The ballpark[edit]

The Chanute teams played at Katy Park, built in 1936 as a Works Project Administration project. The ballpark is still in use today and is located at Main Street and Katy Avenue in Chanute Kansas. Mickey Mantle played in Chanute in 1949, as Mantle played with the visiting Independence Yankees.[5][6][7][8][9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Chanute Athletics - BR Bullpen)

Year Record Win-Loss % Manager Regular Season Finish Playoffs/Notes
1946 68-53 .561 Goldie Howard 1st place Championship tied 3-3
1947 44-80 .354 Dave Dennis / Charlie Bates 7th None
1948 44-78 .360 Alfred Smith 8th None
1949 65-60 .520 James Hansen / Charlie Bates 5th None
1950 35-89 .282 Charlie Bates / Thomas Imfeld / Chuck Hostetler 8th None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League (D) Encyclopedia and History". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Chanute Athletics - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
  3. ^ a b "Chanute, KS - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
  4. ^ "Chanute, Kansas Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com.
  5. ^ "Katy Park - Chanute Kansas - Former home of the Chanute Athletics and Giants". digitalballparks.com.
  6. ^ "Katy Park". Chanute, KS.
  7. ^ "Katy Park | Chanute, KS - Official Website". www.chanute.org.
  8. ^ http://digitalballparks.com/KOM/Chanute9.html
  9. ^ http://digitalballparks.com/KOM/Chanute19.html