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The Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League (or KITTY League) was a Class D minor league circuit that went through six different lives. The first KITTY League played from 1903 through 1906. The next one ran from 1910 through 1914. The third try played a single season (1916). The circuit was revived in 1922 and lasted three years. The fifth KITTY League lasted the longest, playing from 1935 through 1955 with a break from 1943-1945 due to World War II. The league was also known briefly as the Kentucky-Indiana-Tennessee League. Unlike most leagues that were dormant for years in between playing, the KITTY was pretty much the same league from 1903-1955, through its inactive years. Clifton C. Gosnell was league president in 1906, after which the league stopped playing, and was president in 1910-1911 when play resumed. Then Dr. Frank H. Bassett was league president 1912-1914, 1916, 1922-1924, and 1935-1937, through the active times and the inactive. Hopkinsville, KY was represented for 28 of the 31 active seasons of the KITTY League, while Paducah, KY made it for 23.


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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1903-1906

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] Years

1903
President: Dr. William I. Thompson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cairo Egyptians 67 41 .620 - G.P. Eichenbarger
Clarksville Villagers 60 43 .583 4.5 Claude Carlisle
Jackson Railroaders 53 52 .505 12.5 Grant Gorman
Henderson Hens 48 60 .444 19 Peter Webber
Paducah Paddys 47 59 .443 19 Sam Jackson / Roy Gage / Cooney Best
Hopkinsville Hoppers 45 63 .417 22 Frank Bassett / Otho Mullen
Owensboro Distillers # 8 3 .727 NA Jack Sheridan / Rolla Jackson
Vincennes Alices @ 11 18 .379 NA Harry Chaney / Jack Tuite

# Owensboro disbanded June 1
@ Vincennes was dropped from the league June 22

1904
President: Dr. William I. Thompson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paducah Indians 73 48 .603 - John Ray / Red Gilliam
Cairo Champions 72 49 .595 1 P.C. Scullin
Clarksville Grays 64 58 .525 9.5 Senter Rainey
Henderson Blue Birds 54 68 .443 19.5 Clyde McNutt
Hopkinsville Browns 52 68 .433 20.5 F.B. Armstrong / William Hancock
Vincennes Alices 50 73 .407 23.5 Bill Popp / Luke Duffy / Harry Eichler / Weed


1905
President: Charles W. Brown

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paducah Indians 68 35 .660 - Harry Lloyd
Vincennes Alices 65 41 .613 4.5 Eddie Kolb
Cairo Giants 45 57 .447 22 Dan McCarthy
Princeton Infants 46 61 .430 24 R. Meredith / John Ray
Henderson Hens $ 29 47 .382 NA Harry Kubitz
Hopkinsville Browns $ 31 44 .413 NA Lou Rutledge

$ Henderson and Hopkinsville disbanded July 18
The season was shortened with National Association permission to August 17, due to the yellow fever epidemic.
Playoff: Vincennes 7 games, Paducah 6


1906
President: Clifton C. Gosnell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Vincennes Alices 79 49 .608 - Eddie Kolb
Jacksonville Jacks 67 58 .536 9 Frank Bell
Cairo Giants 68 61 .527 10 Dan McCarthy
Danville Old Soldiers 58 69 .457 19 Jake Wortham / Ed Bauer
Paducah Indians 57 69 .452 19.5 Harry Lloyd
Mattoon-Charleston Canaries 54 74 .422 23.5 Bob Berryhill / Jack McCarthy


Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Dithridge Cairo BA .329 Hub Perdue Vincennes W 25
Andy Lotshaw Jacksonville Runs 70 Hub Perdue Vincennes SO 260
Frank Long Cairo Hits 162 Phil Chenault Vincennes PCT .700 14-6
Andy Lotshaw Jacksonville HR 11

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[edit] 1910-1916

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] Years

1910
President: Clifton C. Gosnell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Vincennes Alices 64 54 .542 - John Nairn
Clarksville Volunteers 55 60 .478 7.5 M.O. Bridges / William McAndrews
Paducah Indians 55 64 .462 9.5 Louis Angermeier / Eddie Gilligan
Hopkinsville Hoppers 50 68 .424 14 Dave Anderson / John Ray
McLeansboro Miners # 40 18 .690 NA Ollie Gfoerer
Harrisburg Merchants # 29 29 .500 NA Ira Hastings

# McLeansboro and Harrisburg were added for the second half July 24

Playoff: Cancelled; Vincennes and McLeansboro were declared co-champions

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Nairn Vincennes BA .285 Lyman Johnson Vincennes W 20
Arista DeHaven Vincennes Runs 54 Lyman Johnson Vincennes SO 182
Stewart Brown
Walter Jantzen
Hopkinsville
Vincennes
Hits 99 Clarence Kraft McLeansboro PCT .867 13-2
Brown Keene
Clarence Kraft
Clarksville
McLeansboro
HR 4


1911
President: Clifton C. Gosnell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hopkinsville Hoppers 78 46 .629 - John Nairn
Fulton Colonels 67 58 .536 11.5 Nig Langdon / John Blakemore
McLeansboro Miners / Henderson Hens $ 65 58 .528 12.5 Miles Bradshaw / John Stelle
Vincennes Hoosiers 62 59 .512 14.5 Charlie Gosnell
Paducah Polecats 58 64 .475 19 Ollie Pickering
Cairo Egyptians 58 67 .464 20.5 Morris Michaels
Harrisburg Miners / Jackson Climbers + 53 68 .438 23.5 Ira Hastings / Nathan Reiser / Eugene Fulghum
Clarksville Billies 51 71 .418 26 Johnny Siegle / Gene Curtis

$ McLeansboro (19-15) moved to Henderson June 20 because Sunday baseball was not permitted in McLeansboro
+ Harrisburg (8-15) moved to Jackson

Playoff: Cancelled due to inclement weather and poor field conditions in Fulton; Fulton and Hopkinsville were declared co-champions

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ernie Gust Harrisburg/Jackson BA .354
Harry Heckert Fulton Runs 86
Ernie Gust Harrisburg/Jackson Hits 148
Ernie Calbert Harrisburg/Jackson HR 10


1912
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Clarksville Rebels 68 29 .701 - Senter Rainey
Henderson Hens 52 48 .520 17.5 Offa Neal / Ward Snyder
Evansville Yankees 47 52 .475 22 Charles Barton
Paducah Chiefs 45 55 .450 24.5 John Nairn / Dave Anderson
Hopkinsville Hoppers 44 54 .449 24.5 Dudley Lewis / Nig Langdon / Tom Atkins
Cairo Egyptians 41 59 .410 28.5 Carl Page / Bill Everett / Tim Flood
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Patrick Bohannon Paducah BA .326 Ira Nicks Clarksville W 22
A.G. Weber Hopkinsville Runs 72 Charles Humphrey Clarksville SO 157
Henry Hughes Cairo Hits 110 Jim Coleman Clarksville PCT .760 19-6
Al Basham Clarksville HR 12


1913
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paducah Chiefs 80 47 .630 - Arthur Brouthers
Clarksville Volunteers 78 47 .624 1 Senter Rainey / William McAndrews
Hopkinsville Hoppers 73 53 .579 6.5 Dave Anderson / George Kalkoff
Henderson Hens 70 55 .560 9 Ward Snyder
Owensboro Distillers 69 56 .552 10 William Long / Senter Rainey
Cairo Egyptians 57 68 .456 22 John Nairn / Clyde Kessling
Harrisburg Coal Miners 42 85 .331 38 Lewis Brooks / John Stelle
Vincennes Alices 34 92 .270 45.5 Ollie Pickering / Bob Anderson / William McAndrews / John Nairn
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Heckert Clarksville BA .345 Leslie Johnson Hopkinsville W 23
Lee Hart Clarksville Runs 102 Charles Humphrey Clarksville SO 240
Grady Burgess Paducah Hits 172 Clifford Snyder Henderson PCT .917 11-1
P. Vogt Hopkinsville HR 13


1914
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cairo Egyptians 77 46 .626 - John Herbert
Owensboro Distillers 66 55 .545 10 William Long / Ollie Pickering
Henderson Hens 64 58 .525 12.5 Ward Snyder
Paducah Indians 59 65 .476 18.5 Dow Vandyne / Arthur Brouthers
Clarksville Boosters + 22 39 .361 NA James Coleman
Hopkinsville Hoppers + 20 45 .308 NA George Kalkoff

+ Clarksville and Hopkinsville disbanded July 10

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
James Allen Henderson BA .307 John Grogan Cairo W 22
Ed Wise Cairo Runs 70 John Grogan Cairo SO 143
Charlie Gosnell Paducah Hits 135 Win Frewen Cairo PCT .792 19-5


1916
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Clarksville Volunteers 50 24 .676 - Lemarr Boykin
Henderson Hens 44 30 .595 6 Connie Walsh
Owensboro Distillers 43 31 .581 7 Sandy Murray / Buzz Wetzel
Dawson Springs Resorters 33 41 .446 17 Arthur Goodwin / Louis Eith / Senter Rainey
Madisonville Miners + 31 41 .431 18 Doc Cummings / Leo Angiemeier
Hopkinsville Hoppers 22 56 .282 25 Bill Schwartz

+ Madisonville disbanded August 2. The league folded August 4

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ben Shaw Clarksville BA .361
William Pike Henderson Hits 98

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[edit] 1922-1924

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] Years

1922
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Madisonville Miners 73 39 .652 - Neil Deighan
Hopkinsville Hoppers 62 51 .549 11.5 Bill Catton / Art Nilson
Mayfield Pantsmakers 60 50 .545 12 Rudy Hulswitt
Paris Travelers 58 52 .527 14 Tuffy Fowlkes
Cairo Egyptians 56 56 .500 17 George Hughes / Jim Moore / Jack Herbert
Trenton Reds 56 56 .500 17 Red Reese / Andy Jarrell / G. Watson
Fulton Railroaders 41 68 .376 30.5 Ralph Works / Senter Rainey
Paducah Indians 39 73 .348 34 Ollie Pickering / Lee Fairchild / Fred DeWitt / Hoke Dillinger

Playoffs: First place Madisonville was disqualified from the second half title for using an ineligible player. Second place Cairo was also disqualified for salary limit violations. The second half title was awarded to Paris.
Finals: Mayfield 4 games, Paris 2

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mahlon Higby Hopkinsville BA .385 Ed Holley Madisonville W 22
Mahlon Higby Hopkinsville Runs 101 Raymond Donovan Madisonville SO 141
Mahlon Higby Hopkinsville Hits 161 Perry Payne Madisonville ERA 2.40
Bill Brown Hopkinsville HR 19 Ed Holley
Jim Turner
Madisonville
Paris
PCT .786 22-6
.786 11-3


1923
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mayfield Pantsmakers 59 43 .578 - Oren Mitchell / Tige Garrett
Fulton Railroaders 61 45 .575 - Charles Holloway
Dyersburg Forked Deers 51 47 .520 6 Dutch Quellmalz
Paducah Indians 55 53 .509 7 Dolly Stark
Hopkinsville Hoppers 52 51 .505 7.5 Ben Smith
Cairo Egyptians 48 57 .457 12.5 Jack Herbert / Doc Bennett
Paris Parisians 46 55 .455 12.5 Tuffy Fowlkes / Frank Dehaney
Springfield / Milan-Trenton # 36 57 .387 18.5 Buck Stapleton / Red Reese

# Springfield (14-36} disbanded July 9 and was replaced for the second half by Milan, who later played some games in Trenton.


1924
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Dyersburg Forked Deers 60 48 .556 - George Block / White / John Woodson
Paris Parisians 59 50 .541 1.5 Dutch Quellmalz
Fulton Railroaders 62 65 .534 2 Dan Griner
Cairo Egyptians 55 56 .495 6.5 John Dowell / Brown
Jackson Blue Jays 51 61 .455 11 Ward McDowell / George Block
Mayfield Pantsmakers # 41 59 .410 15 Ben Koehler / Norm Thelan

# Mayfield disbanded August 26

Playoffs: Dyersburg 4 games, Paris 0

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Paul Kirby Paris BA .342 Carlos Dunagan Dyersburg W 19
Louis Neibert Dyersburg Runs 62 Carlos Dunagan Dyersburg PCT .905 19-2
Paul Kirby Paris Hits 137

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[edit] 1935-1942

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] Years

1935
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Jackson Generals 50 42 .543 - Tony Leidl / Joe Wesche / Wilbur Bickham
Union City Greyhounds 49 43 .533 1 Rip Fanning / Joe Fields / Ross Young
Hopkinsville Hoppers 46 45 .505 3.5 John Suther
Portageville Pirates 44 46 .489 5 Pat Patterson / Herb Welch / L.A. Harris
Lexington Giants 43 46 .483 5.5 John Antonelli
Paducah Red Birds 41 51 .446 9 George Griffin / Fred Glass / W.W. Hooks / Mel Ivanski / E.R. Jones

Playoffs: Jackson disqualified on September 1 as was Union City on Spetember 3, due to violations of veteran player limit; the second half title was awarded to Portageville. Lexington then refused to play Portageville, contending they were not the true second half champion. Subsequent discovery of extensive violations caused the league to name no formal champion.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Floyd Perryman Paducah BA .359 Gene Nichols Portageville W 13
Harry Johnson Hopkinsville Runs 79 Allen Hayes Union City SO 161
Elmer Hankins Lexington Hits 108 Gene Nichols Portageville ERA 2.38
Lee Koller Lexington HR 10 Gene Nichols Portageville PCT .765 13-4
Irwin Wolfe Hopkinsville RBI 58


1936
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paducah Indians 73 45 .619 - Ben Tincup
Union City Greyhounds 73 45 .619 - Heinie Mueller / Bob Richards / Joe Sugden / Fred Hofmann
Lexington Giants 68 52 .567 6 John Antonelli / Rip Fanning / Dick Stewart
Jackson Generals 62 55 .530 10.5 Wilbur Bickham / Herb Welch
Fulton Eagles 63 56 .529 10.5 Kid Elberfeld
Portageville Pirates / Owensboro Pirates + 52 67 .437 21.5 Hugh Wise
Hopkinsville Hoppers 46 72 .390 27 McRight / Mus / Petty / Adams / Judy
Mayfield Clothiers 37 82 .311 36.5 Les Sweetland / Bum Robinson / Floyd Wheeler

+ Portageville (26-35) moved to Owensboro July 17, at the start of the second half.

Playoff: Union City 1 game, Paducah 0. Paducah refused to play the remaining games

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Clyde Batts Fulton BA .368 Allen Hayes
Gene Thompson
Jesse Webb
Paducah
Paducah
Jackson
W 18
Wayne Blackburn Paducah Runs 124 Jesse Webb Jackson SO 227
Clyde Batts Fulton Hits 176 Dick Stewart Lexington PCT .762 16-5
Averette Thompson Union City RBI 125
Joe Bestudik Paducah HR 16


1937
President: Dr. Frank H. Bassett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Union City Greyhounds 73 46 .613 - John Antonelli
Hopkinsville Hoppers 71 50 .587 3 Red Smith
Fulton Eagles 64 56 .533 9.5 Herb Porter
Mayfield Clothiers 63 57 .525 10 Clarence Mitchell / Walter Holke
Jackson Generals 63 57 .525 10 Herb Welch
Lexington Giants 60 61 .496 14 Rip Fanning
Owensboro Oilers 56 65 .463 18 Hugh Wise
Paducah Indians 31 89 .258 42.5 McMullen / Brame / Keller / Bishop / Block / Mondino

Playoffs: Mayfield won 1 game playoff for fourth place. Mayfield 3 games, Union City 0; Fulton 3 games, Hopkinsville 1
Finals: Mayfield 4 games, Fulton 1

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dave Bartosch Union City BA .337 Elmer Wenning Fulton W 20
Vincent Mullen Mayfield Runs 106 Jesse Webb Jackson SO 241
Dave Bartosch Union City Hits 170 George Sauer Union City ERA 2.37
Dave Bartosch Union City RBI 103 George Sauer Union City PCT .731 19-7
Carl Cooper Fulton HR 13


1938
President: J.E. Hannephin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hopkinsville Hoppers 76 53 .589 - Red Smith
Jackson Generals 74 54 .578 1.5 Herb Welch
Lexington Giants 66 59 .528 8 Rip Fanning
Mayfield Clothiers 65 60 .520 9 Benny Tate
Paducah Indians 66 63 .512 10 Pete Mondino
Owensboro Oilers 66 64 .508 10.5 Hugh Wise
Fulton Eagles 55 75 .423 21.5 George Clonts
Union City Greyhounds 45 85 31.5 Hap Bohl

Playoffs: Hopkinsville 3 games, Mayfield 1; Jackson 3 games, Lexington 0
Finals: Jackson 2 games, Hopkinsville 1
The final round was abandoned September 22 due to extensive poor weather delays and lack of interest. Jackson was declared playoff winner after Hopkinsville forfeited the final two games.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Augie Bergamo Paducah BA .355 Glen Dacus Jackson W 22
Harold Peck Hopkinsville Runs 125 Chauncey Scott Paducah SO 282
Harold Peck Hopkinsville Hits 187 Glen Dacus Jackson ERA 2.42
Herb Wilson Owensboro RBI 95 Glen Dacus Jackson PCT .733 22-8
James Poole Lexington HR 18


1939
President: Ben F. Howard

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mayfield Browns 76 49 .608 - Benny Tate
Bowling Green Barons 75 51 .595 1.5 Rip Fanning / Herb Welch
Owensboro Oilers 75 51 .595 1.5 Hugh Wise
Jackson Generals 67 59 .532 9.5 Vincent Mullen
Hopkinsville Hoppers 57 68 .456 19 Harry Griswold
Paducah Indians 57 69 .452 19.5 Ben Tincup
Fulton Tigers 52 74 .413 24.5 Charlie Eckert
Union City Greyhounds 44 82 .349 32.5 Lee Johnson

Playoffs: Mayfield 3 games, Jackson 2; Bowling Green 3 games, Owensboro 0
Finals: Bowling Green 4 games, Mayfield 2

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Vern Stephens Mayfield BA .361 Elmer Haas Bowling Green W 25
Joe Morjoseph Mayfield Runs 120 Chauncey Scott Union City SO 213
Stan Stencel Hopkinsville Hits 184 William Scott Mayfield ERA 2.31
Vern Stephens Mayfield RBI 123 Howard Schumacher Owensboro PCT .815 22-5
John Newman Owensboro HR 33

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1946-1955

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] Years

1946
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Owensboro Oilers 83 39 .680 - Earle Browne
Hopkinsville Hoppers 73 53 .579 12 Calvin Chapman
Fulton Chicks 69 56 .552 15.5 Hugh Holliday
Mayfield Clothiers 64 59 .520 19.5 Eddie O'Connell
Clarksville Owls 58 67 .464 26.5 Dick Luckey / Hod Lisenbee
Madisonville Miners 53 71 .427 31 Frank Zubik
Union City Greyhounds 52 72 .419 32 John Gill / Bill Sweatt-Jesse Webb
Cairo Egyptians 45 80 .360 39.5 Frank Piet / Pep Rambert

Playoffs: Owensboro 3 games, Mayfield 1; Fulton 3 games, Hopkinsville 1
Finals: Owensboro 4 games Fulton 3

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Earl Browne Owensboro BA .429 Don McLeland Mayfield W 20
Ray Fletcher Owensboro Runs 126 Bob Schultz Fulton SO 361
Harold Boguskie Hopkinsville Hits 190 George Buickel Owensboro ERA 2.58
Ray Fletcher Owensboro RBI 140 George Buickel Owensboro PCT .818 18-4
Ray Fletcher Owensboro HR 32

1947
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Owensboro Oilers 77 48 .616 - Earle Browne
Mayfield Clothiers 72 52 .581 4.5 Shan Deniston
Hopkinsville Hoppers 69 56 .552 8 Frank Scalzi
Madisonville Miners 69 56 .552 8 Frank Zubik
Fulton Chicks 68 57 .544 9 John Gill / Elmer Gray / Fred Biggs
Cairo Egyptians 53 73 .421 24.5 Ray Clonts / Johnny Hobbs / Orace Powers
Union City Greyhounds 51 74 .408 26 Steve Bysco / Dutch Hoffman
Clarksville Colts 40 83 .325 36 Harley Boss / Joe Santomauro / John Gill

Playoffs: Hopkinsville 3 games, Owensboro 2; Madisonville 3 games, Mayfield 1
Finals: Hopkinsville 4 games, Madisonville 1

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Earle Browne Owensboro BA .424 William Bordt Mayfield W 21
Bob Proulx Madisonville Runs 126 John Hobbs Cairo SO 236
Jerry Majercik Union City Hits 176 Joseph Dworak Mayfield ERA 2.09
Richard Szpond Madisonville RBI 128 George King Madisonville PCT .789 15-4
Joe Richardson Hopkinsville HR 18


1948
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hopkinsville Hoppers 85 41 .675 - Vito Tamulis
Union City Greyhounds 79 46 .632 5.5 Tony Rensa
Owensboro Oilers 74 50 .597 10 Rex Carr
Madisonville Miners 67 55 .549 16 George Mathawuser / Conrad Juelke / Robert Balance
Fulton Chicks 57 68 .456 27.5 Fred Biggs / Bud Burns / Ivan Kuester
Clarksville Cats 49 77 .389 36 Hod Lisenbee / Stan Andrews
Cairo Egyptians 44 81 .352 40.5 Hugh Holliday / Norbert Hall
Mayfield Clothiers 43 80 .350 40.5 Michael Sertich / Ken Jungels / Carroll Peterson

Playoffs: Madisonville 3 games, Hopkinsville 2; Union City 3 games, Owensboro 2
Finals: Union City 4 games, Madisonville 0

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lester Severin Cairo BA .381 Clarence Neuman Union City W 18
John Kall Hopkinsville Runs 139 Donald Schudlach Madisonville SO 237
Lester Severin Cairo Hits 181 Vito Tamulis Hopkinsville ERA 2.32
Bud Hutson Union City RBI 129 Jack Barber Owensboro PCT .889 16-2
John Kall Hopkinsville HR 23


1949
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Owensboro Oilers 82 40 .672 - Bill Adair
Cairo Dodgers 74 51 .592 9.5 Bill Hart
Hopkinsville Hoppers 68 56 .548 15 John Mueller
Madisonville Miners 67 57 .540 16 Joe Demasi
Union City Greyhounds 65 60 .520 18.5 Tony Rensa / Rudy York
Fulton Railroaders 62 61 .504 20.5 Ivan Kuester
Clarksville Cats 40 85 .320 43.5 Hod Lisenbee
Mayfield Clothiers 38 86 .306 45 Bill Enos

Playoffs: Madisonville 3 games, Owensboro 0; Cairo 3 games, Hopkinsville 2
Finals: Madisonville 2 games, Cairo 1, series cut short by bad weather

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Hart Cairo BA .404 Harley Grossman Fulton W 19
Don Hazleton Owensboro Runs 116 Fred Wagner Owensboro SO 184
Joe DeMasi Madisonville Hits 163 Joe Linn Union City ERA 2.28
Joe DeMasi Madisonville RBI 133 Bill Bunch Owensboro PCT .842 16-3
Bill Adair Owensboro HR 23


1950
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mayfield Clothiers 73 45 .619 - Jerry Gardner
Fulton Railroaders 69 50 .580 4.5 Ivan Kuester
Jackson Generals 68 52 .567 6 Glen Stewart
Owensboro Oilers 64 51 .557 7.5 Travis Jackson
Madisonville Miners 63 51 .553 8 George Mitro / Skeeter Webb
Hopkinsville Hoppers 60 60 .500 14 Joe DeMasi
Union City Greyhounds 43 72 .374 28.5 John Mueller
Cairo Dodgers 26 85 .234 43.5 Harold Seawright / Paul Box

Playoffs: Mayfield 3 games, Owensboro 2; Fulton 3 games, Jackson 2
Finals: Mayfield 1 game, Fulton 0, finals cancelled by bad weather

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Andrews Owensboro BA .373 Don McMahon Owensboro W 20
Maurice Partain Jackson Runs 113 Don McMahon Owensboro SO 143
Ned Waldrop Fulton Hits 150 Don McMahon Owensboro ERA 2.72
Ned Waldrop Fulton RBI 130 Ed Wilson Madisonville PCT .826 19-4
Ned Waldrop Fulton HR 28

1951
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fulton Railroaders 73 46 .613 - Sam Lamitina
Owensboro Oilers 71 48 .597 2 Wayne Blackburn
Mayfield Clothiers 66 53 .555 7 Jerry Gardner
Paducah Chiefs 64 55 .538 9 Robert Stanton
Jackson Generals 59 61 .492 14.5 Glen Stewart
Union City Greyhounds 57 63 .475 16.5 Charles Moore / Curtis Englebright / Jay Stasko
Madisonville Miners 46 73 .387 27 Burl Storie
Hopkinsville Hoppers 41 78 .345 32 Steve Carter / Vito Tamulis

Playoffs: Fulton 3 games, Paducah 2; Owensboro 3 games, Mayfield 1
Finals: Fulton 4 games, Owensboro 0

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wayne Blackburn Owensboro BA .364 Walter Bryja Fulton W 24
Wayne Blackburn Owensboro Runs 116 Scott Keeney Mayfield SO 212
Harold Seawright Jackson Hits 161 William Howard Paducah ERA 1.29
Harold Seawright Jackson RBI 122 Scott Keeney Mayfield PCT .813 13-3
Joe Duhem Mayfield HR 18

1952
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fulton Lookouts 82 37 .689 - Sam Lamitina
Paducah Chiefs 67 53 .558 15.5 Robert Stanton / Gregory Mason / Robert Stanton
Madisonville Miners 65 55 .542 17.5 Everett Robinson
Union City Greyhounds 63 56 .529 19 Frank Radler
Owensboro Oilers 55 65 .458 27.5 Pud Miller / Moose Shetler
Hopkinsville Hoppers 50 70 .417 32.5 Larry Brunke
Jackson Generals 48 71 .403 34 Vince Pankovits / Dominic Italiano / Mickey O'Neil
Mayfield Clothiers 47 70 .402 34 Red Barrett

Playoffs: Union City 3 games, Fulton 2; Madisonville 3 games, Paducah 1
Finals: Madisonville 3 games, Union City 0

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Howard Weeks Fulton BA .370 Alvin Brown Fulton W 25
Harley Pierce Fulton Runs 120 Michael Donovan Jackson SO 345
James Jaynes Owensboro/Union City Hits 166 Walter Dypko Paducah ERA 2.17
John Rothenhausler Union City RBI 138 Don Menner Fulton PCT .941 16-1
Jack Hall Owensboro HR 21

1953
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fulton Lookouts 70 50 .583 - Sam Lamitina
Madisonville Miners 67 53 .558 3 Everett Robinson
Paducah Chiefs 67 53 .558 3 Lee Peterson
Hopkinsville Hoppers 59 60 .496 10.5 Norman Wilson / Edward Wright
Mayfield Clothiers 58 61 .487 11.5 Austin Knickerbocker
Jackson Generals 58 62 .483 12 Mickey O'Neil
Union City Dodgers 51 69 .425 19 Earl Naylor
Owensboro Oilers 49 71 .408 28 Marvin Crater

Playoffs: Fulton 2 games, Hopkinsville 1; Paducah 2 games, Madisonville 0
Finals: Paducah 3 games, Fulton 0

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Howard Weeks Fulton BA .373 Ronald Foster Fulton W 21
Howard Warrell
William Kasper
Hopkinsville Runs 113 Rodriguez Arias Madisonville SO 247
William Sells Mayfield Hits 157 Lee Peterson Paducah ERA 2.69
Howard Warrell Hopkinsville RBI 129 Leo Bacon Hopkinsville PCT .722 13-5
Austin Knickerbocker
Howard Warrell
Mayfield
Hopkinsville
HR 26

1954
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Union City Dodgers 76 40 .655 - Earl Naylor
Fulton Lookouts 69 47 .595 7 Red Mincy
Owensboro Oilers 65 49 .570 10 Marvin Crater
Mayfield Clothiers 64 52 .552 12 John Davis
Madisonville Miners 61 52 .540 13.5 Bob Latshaw / William Close
Hopkinsville Hoppers 58 59 .496 18.5 Edward Wright / Bearl Brooks / Richard Ramsey
Paducah Chiefs 45 67 .402 29 Harold Contini / Lee Peterson
Central City Reds @ 13 44 .228 NA Joe Richardson / Hayden Ray
Jackson Generals + 1 44 .022 NA Louis Lucas

+ Jackson withdrew June 1, after losing 36 straight games
@ Central City started the second half on July 5

Playoff: Union City 4 games, Madisonville 2

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Allan Shinn Union City BA .391 Rene Masip Union City W 18
Ned Waldrop Fulton Runs 114 James Major Union City SO 174
William Pass Madisonville Hits 162 Charles Templeton Union City ERA 2.13
Ned Waldrop Fulton RBI 159 Rene Masip Union City PCT .783 18-5
Ned Waldrop Fulton HR 22

1955
President: Shelby Peace

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paducah Chiefs 64 39 .621 - Homer Ray Wilson
Mayfield Clothiers 65 43 .602 1.5 David Garcia
Owensboro Oilers 53 56 .486 14 Walter Lance / Ken Silvestri
Union City Dodgers 50 57 .467 16 Joe Hauser
Fulton Lookouts 43 66 .394 24 Ned Waldrop / Sam Lamitina / Mel Simons / Robert Harmon
Madisonville Miners + 23 37 .383 NA William Chase

+ Madisonville withdrew July 7

Playoff: Paducah was declared champion by default when three other clubs refused to play

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Herstek Mayfield BA .359 Tom Baker Paducah W 16
Fred Studstill Mayfield Runs 111 Joe Shipley Mayfield SO 174
Fred Studstill Mayfield Hits 150 Darold Satchell Paducah ERA 2.85
Edward Russell Mayfield RBI 114 Tom Baker Paducah PCT .762 16-5
Paul Bentley Mayfield HR 24


[edit] League Records 1903-1955

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Earl Browne Owensboro BA .429 1946 Carol Peterson Fulton AB 566 1941
Vincent Mullen Fulton Runs 141 1940 Frank McElyea Owensboro H 208 1940
Ned Waldrop Fulton RBI 159 1954 Mike Powers Bowling Green 2B 60 1940
Andy Lotshaw Jacksonville 3B 24 1906 Edward Urban Owensboro HR 34 1940
Vern Stephens Mayfield TB 323 1939 Bill Roland Cairo Sac 51 1906
Don Hazleton Owensboro SB 84 1949 Wayne Blackburn Owensboro BB 154 1951
Francis Babrys Madisonville SO 147 1949


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Elmer Weening Fulton GA 56 1937 Ellis Kinder Jackson CG 29 1940
Carl Gaiser Jackson W 26 1941 Paul Gehringer Fulton L 19 1949
Carl Dunagan Dyersburg Pct .905,19-2 1924 Bill Howard Paducah ERA 1.29 1951
Cecil Hutson Lexington IP 294 1938 Alvin Brown Fulton ShO 6 1952
Bob Schultz Fulton SO 361 1946 Mike Conovan Jackson BB 224 1952

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The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball; Second and Third Editions

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