Independence Producers

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The Independence Producers were a minor league baseball team based in Independence, Kansas, United States. They played from 1921 to 1925 and from 1928 to 1932. From 1921 to 1924, they played in the Southwestern League, and in 1925 they played in the Western Association. They played in the Western Association from 1928 to 1932 as well. The 1921 Producers were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.[1] Perhaps their most notable alumnus was Cy Blanton.[2] Glenn Wright, another notable Producer, made an unassisted triple play when playing Major League Baseball in 1925.

History[change | change source]

A historical marker says that the first night game in organized baseball was played in Independence on April 28, 1930, between the Independence Producers and the Muskogee Chiefs.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Top 100 Teams". 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  2. Cy Blanton statistics
  3. "First Night Game in Organized Baseball Marker". Historical Marker Database. Historical Marker Database. July 25, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2015.