Idaho Falls Spuds
|Idaho Falls Spuds|
Idaho Falls, Idaho
|Previous||Class C (1926–1928)|
|Minor league affiliations|
|Utah-Idaho League (1926–1928)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles||1926, 1927|
|Idaho Falls Spuds (1926–1928)|
|Highland Park (1926–1928)|
Minor League baseball began in Idaho Falls in 1926, when the Idaho Falls Spuds became charter members of the newly formed Utah-Idaho League. The Idaho Falls Spuds joined the Logan Collegians, Ogden Gunners, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees and Twin Falls Bruins in the new six-team league.
In 1927, the Spuds finished 52–47 (3rd) in the regular season. In the 1927 playoffs, the Idaho Falls Spuds defeated the Pocatello Bannocks 4 games to 3 to claim their second consecutive Utah-Idaho League Championship.
In 1928, the Idaho Falls Spuds were 17–38, when the franchise disbanded on July 5, 1928. The Twin Falls Bruins folded on the same day. The Utah-Idaho League finished the 1928 season with the four remaining teams, but folded permanently after the season.
The Idaho Falls Spuds played at Highland Park. The ballpark sat within Highland Park. All Idaho Falls teams since have played in ballparks at the same location. Highland Park had a capacity of 3,000 (1927), with dimensions (Left, Center, Right) of 350-400-350 (1927). Highland Park ballpark was located at 500 West Elva, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
- Bill Brenzel (1928)
- Ed Coleman (1927)
- Jim Cronin (1926–1927)
- Ike Danning (1926)
- Roy Johnson (1926)
- Guy Morrison (1926)
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