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The Houston Buffaloes were the first affiliated minor league team, when in 1919 Branch Rickey bought into the Houston Buffaloes as a way to secure talent for his underfinanced St. Louis Cardinals. This began his farm system and was the beginning of the end for independent minor leagues.

In 1959 Houston moved up to the American Association as the Houston Buffs.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1903 57-64 3rd Gerald Hayes
1905 83-42 1st Claude Reilly none League Champs
1906 78-43 1st Con Harlow Lost League Finals
1907 79-60 4th Wade Moore none
1908 77-67 3rd Doak Roberts / Blake / Al McFarland / Ben Shelton none
1909 86-57 1st Charles Barrett / Hunter Hill none League Champs
1910 82-58 1st (t) Hunter Hill none Co-Champs
1911 71-75 6th Hunter Hill / Sled Allen none
1912 87-52 1st John Fillman none League Champs
1913 93-57 1st Johnny Fillman none League Champs
1914 102-50 1st (t) Pat Newnam none Co-Champs
1915 68-74 5th Pat Newnam none
1916 73-72 4th Pat Newnam none
1917 77-87 4th Pat Newnam none
1918 38-46 5th Pat Newnam League suspended operations July 7
1919 89-71 2nd Al Bridwell
1920 50-101 7th Jewel Ens none
1921 92-67 2nd George Whiteman none
1922 57-95 7th George Whiteman / Roy Thomas none
1923 74-75 5th Hunter Hill none
1924 80-73 2nd Hunter Hill / Marv Goodwin none
1925 87-66 2nd Marv Goodwin / Pete Compton
1926 75-80 6th Joe Mathes none
1927 85-70 3rd Joe Mathes none
1928 104-54 1st Frank Snyder League Champs
1929 73-86 6th Frank Snyder / Eugene Bailey
1930 89-65 2nd Joe Schultz
1931 108-51 1st Joe Schultz League Champs
1932 88-66 3rd Joe Schultz
1933 94-57 1st Carey Selph Lost in 1st round
1934 76-78 6th Carey Selph
1935 77-84 5th Ira Smith
1936 83-69 2nd Ira Smith Lost in 1st round
1937 67-91 7th Ira Smith
1938 74-84 5th Cliff Watwood
1939 97-63 1st Eddie Dyer Lost in 1st round
1940 105-56 1st Eddie Dyer League Champs
1941 103-50 1st Eddie Dyer Lost in 1st round
1942 81-70 5th Clay Hopper
1946 64-89 6th Johnny Keane
1947 96-58 1st Johnny Keane League Champs
1948 82-71 3rd Johnny Keane Lost in 1st round
1949 60-91 7th Del Wilber
1950 61-93 8th Kemp Wicker / Benny Borgmann
1951 99-61 1st Al Hollingsworth League Champs
1952 66-95 8th Al Hollingsworth
1953 72-82 6th Al Hollingsworth / Dixie Walker
1954 89-72 2nd Dixie Walker League Champs
1955 86-75 4th Mike Ryba Lost League Finals
1956 96-58 1st Harry Walker League Champs
1957 97-57 2nd Harry Walker League Champs
1958 79-74 2nd Harry Walker Lost in 1st round

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Kenneth R. Fenster: "The 1954 Dixie Series", in Baseball in the Peach State, The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 40 (2010), pp. 72-82.
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