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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
Previous
  • Triple-A (1946–1954)
  • Double-A (1908–1945)
  • A (1902–1907)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAmerican Association (20th Century) (1902–1954)
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
Class titles 1 (1929)
League titles 8 (1888, 1890, 1898, 1901, 1929, 1938, 1952, 1953)
Team data
Previous names
Kansas City Blues
Previous parks
Muehlebach Field/Ruppert Stadium/Blues Stadium (1923-54)

The Kansas City Blues were a 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 until 1918, when they won the AA pennant. The team won again in 1923, and again in 1929. They won the Junior World Series championship both years, defeating the Baltimore Orioles (minor league) and the Rochester Red Wings of the International League, respectively, in best-of-nine series.[1]

In 1935, the Blues became a farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1936 they became an affiliate of the New York Yankees. They won the AA championships five times in the 1930s and 1940s. They defeated the Newark Bears (International League), another Yankees farm club, in the 1938 Junior World Series.

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

The 1923, 1929, and 1939 Blues were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.[2]

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Team History

The Kansas City Blues were admitted to the American Association in 1902, and won their first league championship in 1918. They'd win two more, one in 1923 and the second in 1928. However, the onset of The Great Depression took a toll on the team as attendance began to fall. At one point, the Blues lead the league in attendance, but that number would soon be cut in half. Frustrated with how things were going in Kansas City, owner George Muehlebach sold the franchise to a group headed by Hollywood actor Joe E. Brown, and included former MLB star Tris Speaker. Speaker would also serve as the teams manager. The change in ownership did little to spark interest in the team and Speaker was replaced as manager with Nick Allen. who'd won a championship with St. Paul. The franchise was sold again, this time to Kansas City resident and former Cubs player Johnny Kling who in turn hired [[Roger Peckinbaugh, who'd just been released as manager by the Cleveland Indians to take over as manager for Kansas City.[3]

The Blues still struggled with attendance, though it did improve, even if Kansas City finished in last place. Another change was made as Peckinbaugh was released and Dutch Zwilling, who piloted the Blues to their 1929 championship, was brought back as manager. The Blues began to rise in the league standings and the attendance rose as well. Another ownership change was afoot as Kling sold the franchise to the New York Yankees who quickly made the Blues one of their farm teams. The home opener in 1939 was a near sell out and the fans went home happy, as outfielder Vince Dimaggio hit a home run in his first at bat. The Blues routed Louisville 8-2 en route to a season that saw Kansas City win 107 games. However, the Blues lost to Indianapolis in the play offs. One of the stars of the Blues that season was a 21 year old shortstop named Phil Rizzuto. [4]

The Blues would never have a team as great as the 1939 squad again, but the team was a launching pad for future major league players like Johnny Lindell and in later years, Mickey Mantle. And by the 1950's it was over for the Blues altogether, as the franchise ceased once the A's moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City.

Notable alumni

Hall of Fame alumni

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

Other well-known players and managers include:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c 1929 Kansas City Blues from the Minor League Baseball website
  2. ^ "Top 100 Teams". MiLB.com. 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.milb.com/milb/history/top100.jsp?idx=12
  4. ^ http://www.milb.com/milb/history/top100.jsp?idx=12
  5. ^ 1951 Kansas City Blues Statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
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