Kitty League Memories
in Owensboro

Museum of Science and History Honors 
the Owensboro Oilers

by Kevin McCann


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Owensboro's three Kitty League pennants are proudly displayed at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

Owensboro, Kentucky still remembers its pro baseball roots and the place it holds in the history of the Kitty League.

The Owensboro Oilers played in the league for 17 seasons from 1936 to 1942 and 1946 to 1955. During the first five years the league played after World War II ended, they won the pennant three times. The team also played at the league's finest ballpark and one of the best in Class D baseball, Miller Field.

Today, the Oilers are honored with a modest display of artifacts, photos, and memorabilia at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History. 

Among the artifacts on display are an autograph ball signed by the 1955 Oilers, a 1947 team program, and a 1950's New York Yankees jacket. (The Oilers were affiliated with the American League team from 1953 to 1955.)

The most impressive parts of the exhibit are the team's three championship pennants that hang overhead.

For more information about the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, please visit their website at





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