Davenport Blue Sox

The Davenport Blue Sox was the name given to three minor league baseball teams based in Davenport, Iowa. The first version of the Blue Sox played in the Class B Three-I League from 1913–1916. The second played in the Class D Mississippi Valley League from 1929–1933, and the third version played in the Western League from 1934–1937. From 1936–1937, the team was a minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Blue Sox played their home games at Municipal Stadium from 1931–1937 and were the foundation for today's tenant, the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Davenport Blue Sox
Davenport, Iowa
  • Class A (1934–1937)
  • Class B (1933)
  • Class D (1929–1932)
  • Class B (1902–1916)
  • Class D (1901)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
PreviousBrooklyn Dodgers (1936–1937)
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1914, 1933, 1936)
Team data
Previous names
  • Davenport Blue Sox (1913–1937)
  • Davenport Prodigals (1909–1912)
  • Davenport Knickerbockers (1906)
  • Davenport Riversides (1905)
  • Davenport River Rats (1901–1904)
Previous parks
Municipal Stadium

The 1933 club has been rated as the 58th best minor league baseball team of all time.[1]

Year-by-year recordEdit

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1913 68-66 3rd Daniel O'Leary none
1914 83-52 1st Daniel O'Leary none League Champs
1915 76-52 1st (t) Daniel O'Leary Lost League Finals
1916 56-77 8th Daniel O'Leary none
1929 69-57 3rd Ed Reichle none
1930 64-61 3rd Ed Reichle none
1931 53-73 6th Ed Reichle / Cletus Dixon none
1932 78-47 1st Cletus Dixon Lost League Finals
1933 82-32 1st Cletus Dixon League Champs
1934 70-53 2nd Cletus Dixon Lost League Finals
1935 70-46 1st Cletus Dixon Lost in 1st round
1936 74-52 1st Cletus Dixon none League Champs
1937 57-59 3rd Jack Fitzpatrick none


  1. ^ Weiss, Bill & Marshall Wright. "1933 Davenport Blue Sox". milb.com.

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