The Lexington Legends began play in the South Atlantic League in 2001 and won the league title in their inaugural season. They spent their first dozen years as an affiliate of the Houston Astros before joining the Kansas City Royals organization and have played their home games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky.
former logo 2001-2012
- Katya Cengel: Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2012. ISBN 0803235356