Kitty League

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Between 1903 and 1955, the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League—better known as the "Kitty League"—brought minor-league baseball to fans throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana. Supporting teams with such colorful nicknames as the Hoppers, Oilers, Clothiers, Egyptians, and Miners, the league produced many great players, such as Tony Kubek, Chuck Tanner, and Don McMahon, who enjoyed solid major-league careers. It also produced future Hall of Famers Edd Roush and Red Schoendienst. The Kitty League also provided major-league veterans like Earl Browne, Hod Lisenbee, and Vito Tamulis the chance to keep playing the game they loved.
ISBN: 9780738593722
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joshua R. Maxwell is an independent documentary producer, researcher, and baseball enthusiast. After years of research, he is currently working on a film documentary about the Kitty League and is very passionate about local and regional history. Kevin D. McCann is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and served as chairman of its Minor League Committee. He has researched the league for 15 years and is the author of Jackson Diamonds: Professional Baseball in Jackson, Tennessee.
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