- Location: Keokuk, IA
- League: Three-I League 1952-1957
- Affiliation: Cleveland Indians 1954-1957
- Ballpark: Joyce Park II
The Keokuk Kernels joined the Three-I League in 1952. The club struggled on the field for its first two seasons but improved when it became a Cleveland Indians farm team in 1954. The 1955 Kernels won 92 games and posted a .730 winning percentage, both league records, en route to a championship. The team was led by manager Pinky May and featured several future big leaguers in their lineup. Catcher Russ Nixon hit a league-best .385, and outfielder Gordy Coleman hit .349. Pitcher Mudcat Grant won 19 games for the club, and Bill Dailey notched 17 victories. Despite the team's great success on the field, they strugged at the gate every year. After the 1957 season, the Kernels left the Three-I League, and a new club represented the city in the Midwest League. The team played its games at Joyce Park II.
|1954||78-58||2nd||Jo-Jo White||Lost in 1st round|
|1955||92-34||1st||Pinky May||League Champs|