Fort Smith Twins

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Fort Smith Twins
18871953
(1887, 1897, 1905–1907, 1909, 1911, 1914–1917, 1920–1932, 1938–1942, 1946–1949, 1951–1953)
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Class-level
Previous
  • Class C (1922–1932, 1938–1942, 1946–1949, 1951–1953)
  • Class D (1906–1907, 1909, 1911, 1914–1917, 1920–1921)
  • Class C (1905)
Minor league affiliations
League Western Association (1911, 1914–1917, 1920–1932, 1938–1942, 1946–1953)
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1927, 1929, 1942
Team data
Previous names
  • Fort Smith-Van Buren Twins (1953)
  • Fort Smith Indians (1951–1952)
  • Fort Smith Giants (1938–1942, 1946–1949)
  • Fort Smith Twins (1914–1917, 1920–1932)
  • Fort Smith Scouts (1911)
  • Fort Smith Soldiers (1907, 1909)
  • Fort Smith Razorbacks (1906)
  • Fort Smith Giants (1905)
  • Fort Smith Indians (1887, 1897)
Previous parks
Andrews Field

The Fort Smith Twins (often remembered locally as the Fort Smith Giants) were a minor league baseball team that existed in various incarnations from 1887 through 1953, playing a total of 36 seasons. From 1911 onward, the teams played in the Western Association.

Beginning in 1921, the teams played most of their home games at Andrews Field, in downtown Fort Smith on land now owned by the Fort Smith National Cemetery.[1]

Hugo Bezdek managed the Fort Smith Soldiers for part of the 1909 season.[2]

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