History of the Kitty League Told Through Photographs

Local authors and baseball enthusiasts, Joshua R. Maxwell and Kevin D. McCann, team up on new book.
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April 3, 2012 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Baseball series is The Kitty League from local authors Joshua R. Maxwell and Kevin D. McCann. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by at the ball park.

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. The league supported 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.

Highlights of The Kitty League:
•   Early seasons, 1903-1924
•   Depression and war, 1935-1942
•   Prosperity and demise, 1946-1955

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.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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With more than 7,500 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.
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