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The team was one of the eight founding members of the American Association. The Blues did not field particularly competitive teams untilwhen they won the AA pennant. The team won again inand again in They won the Junior World Series championship both years, defeating the Baltimore Orioles minor league and the Rochester Red Wings of the International Leaguerespectively, in best-of-nine series.
Inthe Blues became a farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In they became an affiliate of the New York Yankees. They won the AA championships five times in the s and s. The, and Blues were recognized as being among the greatest minor league teams of all time. The Kansas City Blues were admitted to the American Association inand won their first league championship in They'd win two more, one in and the second in However, the onset of The Great Depression took a toll on the team as attendance began to fall.
At one point, the Blues lead the league in attendance, but that number would soon be cut in half. Frustrated with how things were going in Kansas City, owner George Muehlebach sold the franchise to a group headed by Hollywood actor Joe E.
Speaker would also serve as the teams manager. The change in ownership did little to spark interest in the team and Speaker was replaced as manager with Nick Allen. The franchise was sold again, this time to Kansas City resident and former Cubs player Johnny Kling who in turn hired [[Roger Peckinbaugh, who'd just been released as manager by the Cleveland Indians to take over as manager for Kansas City.
The Blues still struggled with attendance, though it did improve, even if Kansas City finished in last place. Another change was made as Peckinbaugh was released and Dutch Zwillingwho piloted the Blues to their championship, was brought back as manager. The Blues began to rise in the league standings and the attendance rose as well. Another ownership change was afoot as Kling sold the franchise to the New York Yankees who quickly made the Blues one of their farm teams.
The home opener in was a near sell out and the fans went home happy, as outfielder Изабелла Юрьева - Романсы И Таборные Песни. Диск 1 Dimaggio hit a home run in his first at bat. The Blues routed Louisville en route to a season that saw Kansas City win games. However, the Blues lost to Indianapolis in the play offs.
One of the stars of the Blues that season was a 21 year old shortstop named Phil Rizzuto. The Blues would never have a team as great as the squad again, but the team was a launching pad for future major league players like Johnny Lindell and in later years, Mickey Mantle.
And by the s it was over for the Blues altogether, as the franchise ceased once the A's moved from Make It Funky (ft. Bootsy Collins) - Zapp - Evolution to Kansas City. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Minor League Baseball team. Triple-A — Double-A — A — New York Yankees — Pittsburgh Pirates Retrieved May 9, Categories : Sports clubs established in Kansas City Man Blues - Burt Bales And Paul Lingle - They Tore My Playhouse Down.
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