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Floyd Baker

 

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George Binks

 

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Erv Brame

 

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Bob Buhl

 

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Guy Bush

 

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Ben Cantwell

 

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Ray Coleman

 

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Ray Crone

 

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Hank DeBerry

 

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Sam Dente

 

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Larry Doyle

 

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Clyde Engle 

 

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Danny Gardella

 

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Gene Green

 

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Frank Gustine

 

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Ed Holley

 

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Al Javery

 

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Bubber Jonnard

 

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Dickie Kerr

 

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Ellis Kinder

 

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Dave Koslo

 

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Jack Kralick

 

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Danny Kravitz

 

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Tony Kubek

 

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Marty Kutyna

 

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Hal Peck

 

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Hub Perdue

 

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Jim Pisoni

 

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Harry Rice

 

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Dusty Rhodes

 

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Red Schoendienst

 

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Bob Schultz

 

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Bob Skinner

 

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Vern Stephens

 

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Gabby Street

 

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Chuck Tanner

 

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Jim Turner

 

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George Vico

 

Major League Alumni

 

 

The following players made their major league debuts after playing in the Kitty League. The list is a work in progress and I'm sure more additions will be made over time.

As of September 14, 2006, there were 91 players who graduated from the Kitty League to the big leagues. (The newest additions are in bold type.)

If you know of any players missing from this list, please send them here under the subject line of "major leaguers." Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Player Pos Kitty Team Years ML Teams Years

Adams, Herb OF Madisonville 1947 Chicago AL 1948-50

Antonelli, John SS Lexington 1935-36 St. Louis NL 1945
Union City 1937

Baker, Floyd SS Mayfield 1938 St. Louis AL 1943-44
Chicago AL 1945-51
Washington AL 1952-53
Boston AL 1953-54
Philadelphia NL 1954-55

Bartosch, Dave OF-1B Union City 1937 St. Louis NL 1945
Paducah 1938

Beazley, Johnny P Lexington 1937 St. Louis NL 1941-42
St. Louis NL 1946
Boston NL 1947-49

Bergamo, Augie OF Paducah 1938 St. Louis NL 1944-45

Betts, Harold P Jackson 1903 St. Louis NL 1903
Clarksville 1903 Cincinnati NL 1913

Binks, George OF Owensboro 1937 Washington AL 1944-46
Philadelphia AL 1947-48
St. Louis AL 1948

Biscan, Frank P Mayfield 1938-39 St. Louis AL 1942
St. Louis AL 1946
St. Louis AL 1948

Brame, Ervin P Hopkinsville 1923 Pittsburgh NL 1928-32
Hopkinsville 1935

Brockett, Lewis P Cairo 1903 New York AL 1907
Harrisburg 1913 1909
1911

Buhl, Bob P Madisonville 1947 Milwaukee NL 1953-62
Chicago NL 1962-66
Philadelphia NL 1966-67

Bush, Guy P Milan-Trenton 1923 Chicago NL 1923-24
Pittsburgh NL 1935-36
Boston NL 1936-37
St. Louis NL 1938
Cincinnati NL 1945

Cantwell, Ben P Paris 1923 New York NL 1927-28
Boston NL 1928-36
New York NL 1937
Brooklyn NL 1937

Carroll, Dixie OF Paducah 1910-11 Boston NL 1919

Clemens, Chet OF Portageville 1936 Boston NL 1939
Owensboro 1936 Boston NL 1942

Coleman, Ray OF Mayfield 1941 St. Louis AL 1947-48
Philadelphia AL 1948
St. Louis AL 1950-51
Chicago AL 1951-52
St. Louis AL 1952

Collins, Orth C Clarksville 1903 New York AL 1904
Washington AL 1909

Crone, Ray P Owensboro 1949 Milwaukee NL 1954-57
New York NL 1957
San Francisco NL 1958

Crum, Calvin P Henderson 1913 Boston NL 1917-18

Curtis, Vernon P Hopkinsville 1942 Washington AL 1943-44
Fulton 1951 Washington AL 1946

DeBerry, Hank C Paducah 1914 Cleveland AL 1916-17
Brooklyn NL 1922-30

Dente, Sam SS Owensboro 1941 Boston AL 1947
St. Louis AL 1948
Washington AL 1949-51
Chicago AL 1952-53
Cleveland AL 1954-55

Doyle, Larry 2B Mattoon-
Charleston
1906 New York NL 1907-16
Chicago NL 1916-17
New York NL 1918-20

Dudra, John SS Owensboro 1938 Brooklyn NL 1941

Endicott, Bill OF Union City 1938 St. Louis NL 1946

Engle, Clyde 3B Clarksville 1903 New York AL 1909-10
Boston AL 1910-14
Buffalo FL 1914-15
Cleveland AL 1916

Galle, Stan 3B Hopkinsville 1939 Washington AL 1942

Gardella, Danny OF Fulton 1939 New York (NL) 1944-45
St. Louis (NL) 1950

Glenn, Harry C St. Louis NL 1915

Grace, Joe OF Paducah 1935 St. Louis AL 1938-41
St. Louis AL 1946
Washington AL 1946-47

Green, Gene OF Paducah 1952 St. Louis NL 1957-59
Baltimore AL 1960
Washington AL 1961
Cleveland AL 1962-63
Cincinnati NL 1963

Grossman, Harley P Fulton 1949-50 Washington (AL) 1952

Gust, Ernie (Red) 1B Harrisburg 1910 St. Louis (AL) 1911
Harr/Jackson 1911

Gustine, Frank 3B-2B Paducah 1937 Pittsburgh NL 1939-48
Chicago NL 1949
St. Louis AL 1950

Hallett, Jack P Hopkinsville 1937 Chicago AL 1940-41
Pittsburgh NL 1942-43
Pittsburgh NL 1946
New York NL 1948

Halliday, Newt 1B Owensboro 1916 Pittsburgh NL 1916

Hicks, Joe OF Madisonville 1953 Chicago AL 1964-66
St. Louis NL 1969
California AL 1969-70

Higbee, Mahlon OF Hopkinsville 1922 New York NL 1922

Holley, Ed P Madisonville 1922 Chicago NL 1928

Huhn, Emil C Hopkinsville 1911 Newark FL 1915
Cincinnati NL 1916-17

Irelan, Harold SS Hopkinsville 1911 Philadelphia NL 1914

Javery, Al P Lexington 1938 Boston NL 1940-46

Jonnard, Clarence (Bubber) C Hopkinsville 1916 Chicago AL 1920
Pittsburgh NL 1922
Philadelphia NL 1926-27
St. Louis NL 1929
Philadelphia NL 1935

Jonnard, Claude P Hopkinsville 1916 New York NL 1921-24
St. Louis AL 1926
Chicago NL 1929

Just, Joe C Hopkinsville 1937 Cincinnati NL 1944-45

Kerr, Dickie P Cairo 1911 Chicago AL 1919-21
Chicago AL 1925

Kinder, Ellis P Jackson 1938-41 St. Louis AL 1946-47
Boston AL 1948-55
St. Louis NL 1956
Chicago AL 1956-57

Koslo, Dave P Hopkinsville 1939 New York NL 1941-42
Paducah 1940 New York NL 1946-53
Baltimore AL 1954
Milwaukee NL 1954-55

Kraft, Clarence P-1B McLeansboro 1910 Boston NL 1914

Kralick, Jack P Madisonville 1955 Washington AL 1959-60
Minnesota AL 1961-63
Cleveland 1963-67

Kravitz, Danny OF Mayfield 1950 Pittsburgh NL 1956-60
Kansas City AL 1960

Kubek, Tony SS Owensboro 1954 New York AL 1957-65

Kutyna, Marty P Paducah 1953 Kansas City AL 1959-60
Washington AL 1961-62

Lakeman, Al C Union City 1938 Cincinnati (NL) 1942-47
Philadelphia (NL) 1947-48
Boston (NL) 1949
Detroit (AL) 1954

Land, Grover C Paducah 1904-05 Cleveland (AL) 1908-13
Brooklyn (FL) 1914-15

Marbet, Walter P Clarksville 1911 St. Louis (NL) 1913

Martin, Fred P Union City 1936 St. Louis (NL) 1946
St. Louis (NL) 1949-50

Mayer, Sam OF Fulton 1911 Washington (AL) 1915

McArthur, Dixie P Hopkinsville 1913 Pittsburgh (NL) 1914

McCall, Dutch P Paducah Chicago (NL) 1948
Bowling Green

McElyea, Frank 1B Owensboro 1940 Boston (NL) 1942

McMahon, Don P Owensboro 1950 Milwaukee (NL) 1957-62
Houston (NL) 1962-63
Cleveland (AL) 1964-66
Boston (AL) 1966-67
Chicago (AL) 1967-68
Detroit (AL) 1968-69
San Francisco (NL) 1969-74

Metkovich, George (Catfish) 1B Fulton 1939 Boston (AL) 1943-46
Cleveland (AL) 1947
Chicago (AL) 1949
Pittsburgh (NL) 1951-53
Chicago (NL) 1953
Milwaukee (NL) 1954

Metro, Charlie OF Mayfield 1939 Detroit (AL) 1943-44
Philadelphia (AL) 1944-45

Moore, Jimmy OF Paris 1923 Philadelphia (AL) 1930-31

Pisoni, Jim Mayfield 1949 St. Louis (AL) 1953
Kansas City (AL) 1956-57
Milwaukee (NL) 1959
New York (AL) 1959-60

Rice, Harry OF Mayfield 1922 St. Louis (AL) 1923-27
Detroit (AL) 1928-30
New York (AL) 1930
Washington (AL) 1931
Cincinnati (NL) 1933

Rhodes, James (Dusty) OF Hopkinsville 1947 New York (NL) 1952-57
San Francisco (NL) 1959

Ross, Chester (Buster) P Mayfield 1923 Boston (AL) 1924-26

Roush, Edd 2B Henderson 1911 Chicago (AL) 1913
OF Evansville 1912 Indianapolis (FL) 1914
Newark (FL) 1915
New York (NL) 1916
Cincinnati (NL) 1916-26
New York (NL) 1927-29
Cincinnati (NL) 1931

Sanders, Ray 1B Paducah 1938 St. Louis (NL) 1942-45
Boston (NL) 1946
Boston (NL) 1948-49

Schmitz, Johnny P Hopkinsville 1938 Chicago (NL) 1941-42
Chicago (NL) 1946-51
Brooklyn (NL) 1951-52
New York (NL) 1952-53
Washington (AL) 1953-55
Boston (AL) 1956
Baltimore (AL) 1956

Schoendienst, Al (Red) 2B Union City 1942 St. Louis (NL) 1945-56
New York (NL) 1956-57
Milwaukee (NL) 1957-60
St. Louis (NL) 1961-63

Schultz, Bob P Fulton 1946 Chicago (NL) 1951-53
Pittsburgh (NL) 1953
Detroit (AL) 1955

Shaughnessy, Frank OF Cairo 1904 Washington (AL) 1905
Philadelphia (AL) 1908

Shaw, Ben C Clarksville 1916 Pittsburgh (NL) 1917-18

Simons, Mel (Butch) OF Fulton 1923 Chicago (AL) 1931-32
OF-Mgr Paducah 1941
OF-Mgr Bowling Green 1941
Mgr Fulton 1955

Skinner, Bob C Mayfield 1950 Pittsburgh (NL) 1954
Pittsburgh (NL) 1956-63
Cincinnati (NL) 1963-64
St. Louis (NL) 1964-66

Stephens, Vern SS Mayfield 1939 St. Louis (AL) 1941-47
Boston (AL) 1948-52
Chicago (AL) 1953
St. Louis (AL) 1953
Baltimore (AL) 1954-55
Chicago (AL) 1955

Street, Charles (Gabby) C Hopkinsville 1903 Cincinnati (NL) 1904-05
Boston (NL) 1905
Washington (AL) 1908-11
New York (AL) 1912
St. Louis (NL) 1931

Tanner, Chuck OF Owensboro 1946-47 Milwaukee (NL) 1955-57
Chicago (NL) 1957-58
Cleveland (AL) 1959-60
Los Angeles (NL) 1961-62

Taylor, Eddie 3B Cairo 1922-23 Boston (NL) 1926

Templeton, Chuck P Union City 1954 Brooklyn (NL) 1955-56

Thompson, Gene (Junior) P Paducah 1936 Cincinnati (NL) 1939-42
New York (NL) 1946-47

Turner, Jim
(Milkman)
P Paris 1923-24 Boston (NL) 1937-39
Cincinnati (NL) 1940-42
New York (AL) 1942-45

Vico, George OF Fulton 1941 Detroit (AL) 1948-49

Wallace, Jimmy P Owensboro 1940 Boston (NL) 1942
Boston (NL) 1945-46

Weaver, Jim (Stork) P Fulton 1923 Washington (AL) 1928
New York (AL) 1931
St. Louis (AL) 1934
Chicago (NL) 1934
Pittsburgh (NL) 1935-37
St. Louis (AL) 1938
Cincinnati (NL) 1938-39

Welch, Herbert (Dutch) SS Paris 1922-23 Boston (AL) 1926
3B-OF Portageville 1935
OF-Mgr Jackson 1936-38
OF-Mgr Bowling Green 1939
OF-Mgr Hopkinsville 1940

Witte, Jerry 3B Mayfield 1937 St. Louis (AL) 1946-47

Wright, Ed P Jackson 1937 Boston (NL) 1945-48
P Hopkinsville 1940 Philadelphia (AL) 1952
P Paducah 1940
P Jackson 1942
P-Mgr Hopkinsville 1953-54
Young, Russ

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