Kitty League Memories
Museum of Science and
the Owensboro Oilers
by Kevin McCann
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
For more information about the
Owensboro Museum of Science and History, please visit their
website at www.owensboromuseum.com