The Topeka Senators were a minor league baseball team based in Topeka, Kansas United States that played on-and-off from 1924 to 1934 that played in the Western Association (1924), Southwestern League (1925–1926) and Western League (1930–1931 and 1933–1934). In 1925, under the guidance of managers Bill Meyer and Dutch Wetzel, they won their league's championship.
Tom London was an American actor who played frequently in B-Westerns. According to The Guinness Book of Movie Records, London is credited with appearing in the most films in the history of Hollywood, according to the 2001 book Film Facts, which says that the performer who played in the most films was "Tom London, who made his first of over 2,000 appearances in The Great Train Robbery, 1903. He used his birth name in films until 1924.
The Asheville Tourists are a minor league baseball team based in Asheville, North Carolina. They play in the Class A South Atlantic League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 1994.
The Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League was a Minor League Baseball organization that operated for the better part of 60 years, mostly in those three states. The league began play in 1901 and disbanded after the 1961 season. It was popularly known as the Three–I League and sometimes jokingly as the Three-Eye League.
The Western League was the name of several leagues in American minor league baseball. First, its earliest progenitor, which existed from 1885 to 1899, was the predecessor of the American League. Later, during the 20th century, there were four incarnations of the Western League, including a Class D loop that played from 1939–41 and an independent loop that began play in 1995. This article, however, concentrates on the two Class A leagues that played from 1900–37 and from 1947–58.
The Western Association was the name of five different leagues formed in American minor league baseball during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Arthur Carle Griggs was an American professional baseball player. He played seven seasons in Major League Baseball in Major League Baseball between 1909 and 1918, compiling a .276 batting average. He appeared in 442 major league games, including 195 games as a first baseman, 96 games as an outfielder, and 60 games as a second baseman.
Isaac Morgan "Ike" Boone was an American professional baseball player. He played eight seasons as a right fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1922 and 1932 for the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers. His older brother, Dan, also played in the major leagues from 1919 to 1923.
The Southwestern League was the name of four former minor league baseball leagues that operated in the Southwestern United States. The second league, also known as the Oklahoma State League, was in operation for the 1904 season. The third league operated from 1921 to 1926. The fourth league, formerly the Longhorn League, operated from 1956 to 1957 before changing its name to the Sophomore League.
George Wuestling, sometimes referred to as "Yats" or "Yatz", was an American baseball player. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he played professional baseball, primarily as a shortstop, from 1924 to 1934, including two seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers in 1929 and 1930 and with the New York Yankees in 1930. He compiled a .189 batting average in 83 major league games. He also played several years in the minor leagues, including three years for the Terre Haute Tots from 1925 to 1927 and three years for the Portland Beavers in 1928, 1929 and 1931.
Vester Pegg was an American actor of the silent film era. He appeared in 140 films between 1912 and 1941, mainly Westerns. He was born in Appleton City, Missouri and died in Los Angeles, California.
The Tulsa Oilers, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were a minor league baseball team that existed on-and-off in multiple leagues from 1905 to 1976. For most of their history, they played at Oiler Park, which opened on July 11, 1934, and was located on the Tulsa County Fairgrounds at 15th Street and Sandusky Avenue.
Maurice F. "Jack" Mealey was a long-time minor league baseball catcher, who also managed in the minor leagues and served as president of the Sooner State League for five years. He was born in Glen Carbon, Pennsylvania.
Douglas Park is located at 18th Avenue and 10th Street in Rock Island, Illinois. A former National Football League venue, it was the site of the first National Football League game on September 26, 1920. The park grounds date back to the 1830s, with the formal baseball park being constructed in 1904 and utilized for football beginning in 1907.
The Topeka Owls was the primary name of the minor league baseball franchise based in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Earl Elmer "Red" Snapp was a longtime minor league baseball player and manager notable for leading seven teams to pennants in their respective leagues.
Harry Strohm played and managed in minor league baseball from the 1920s to the 1950s. He ranks second all-time in career minor league hits with 3,486, behind only Spencer Harris. He ranks first in hits among all minor leaguers with no major league playing experience.
The Muskogee Giants was a primary moniker and the final name of the minor league baseball franchises based in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The Muskogee teams played in various seasons from 1905–1957. The Muskogee Giants played in the Western Association (1951–1954) and the Sooner State League (1955–1957) as an affiliate of the New York Giants.
The Paris Orioles was the final and a primary name of the minor league baseball franchise based in Paris, Texas from 1955–1957. Paris hosted teams in various leagues between 1896–1957. The Paris Orioles played in the Sooner State League League (1955–1957) and were an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1957).
The Omaha Packers were a minor league baseball team based in Omaha, Nebraska from 1930–1935 as members of the Western League. Omaha had a long tenure in the Western League, beginning in 1885. Omaha teams had numerous monikers prior to the Omaha Packers.
The Salina Blue Jays was the final moniker of minor league baseball teams based in Salina, Kansas between 1898–1952. The Salina Blue Jays played from 1946–1952 as a member of the Class C Western Association and an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies (1946–1952).
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