Dixie Series

The Dixie Series was an interleague postseason series between the playoff champions of Minor League Baseball's Southern Association (SA) and Texas League (TL). The best-of-seven series was held at the conclusion of each season from 1920 to 1958, with the exception of 1943 to 1945 due to World War II. It was revived for one year in 1967, pitting the Texas League champion against the Southern League (SL) champion.

A blue rectangular ticket with game and seating information
A ticket for Game 1 of the 1953 Dixie Series between the Nashville Vols and Dallas Eagles

With 19 wins, Texas League teams won the most Dixie Series championships, while 17 were won by the Southern Association and one by the Southern League. The Fort Worth Panthers/Cats won eight Dixie Series, more than any other team. They are followed by the Birmingham Barons (6); the Houston Buffaloes and Nashville Vols (4); the Dallas Steers/Rebels/Eagles (3); the Atlanta Crackers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Mobile Bears (2); and the Memphis Chicks, San Antonio Missions, Tulsa Oilers, Chattanooga Lookouts, Oklahoma City Indians, and Wichita Falls Spudders (1).

Four Dixie Series were won by teams affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB), more than any other major league organization. They are followed by the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Cleveland Indians organizations (2); and the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Browns, and Washington Senators organizations (1). Nineteen Dixie Series were won by teams which were not affiliated with any MLB organization.

ResultsEdit

Season Winning team (MLB affiliation) League Score Losing team (MLB affiliation) League Ref.
1920 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–2–1 Little Rock Travelers (—) SA [1]
1921 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–2 Memphis Chicks (—) SA [2]
1922 Mobile Bears (—) SA 4–2–1 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL [3]
1923 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–2–1 New Orleans Pelicans (—) SA [4]
1924 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–3–1 Memphis Chicks (—) SA [5]
1925 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–2 Atlanta Crackers (—) SA [6]
1926 Dallas Steers (—) TL 4–2–1 New Orleans Pelicans (—) SA [7]
1927 Wichita Falls Spudders (—) TL 4–0 New Orleans Pelicans (—) SA [8]
1928 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL 4–2 Birmingham Barons (—) SA [9]
1929 Birmingham Barons (—) SA 4–2 Dallas Steers (—) TL [10]
1930 Fort Worth Panthers (—) TL 4–1 Memphis Chicks (—) SA [11]
1931 Birmingham Barons (—) SA 4–3 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL [12]
1932 Chattanooga Lookouts (WSH) SA 4–1 Beaumont Exporters (DET) TL [13]
1933 New Orleans Pelicans (CLE) SA 4–2 San Antonio Missions (SLB) TL [14]
1934 New Orleans Pelicans (CLE) SA 4–2 Galveston Buccaneers (—) TL [15]
1935 Oklahoma City Indians (—) TL 4–2 Atlanta Crackers (—) SA [16]
1936 Tulsa Oilers (—) TL 4–0 Birmingham Barons (—) SA [17]
1937 Fort Worth Cats (—) TL 4–1 Little Rock Travelers (BOS) SA [18]
1938 Atlanta Crackers (—) SA 4–0–1 Beaumont Exporters (DET) TL [19]
1939 Fort Worth Cats (—) TL 4–3 Nashville Vols (BRO) SA [20]
1940 Nashville Vols (BRO) SA 4–1 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL [21]
1941 Nashville Vols (—) SA 4–0 Dallas Rebels (—) TL [22]
1942 Nashville Vols (—) SA 4–2 Shreveport Sports (CWS) TL [23]
1946 Dallas Rebels (DET) TL 4–0 Atlanta Crackers (—) SA [24]
1947 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL 4–2 Mobile Bears (BRO) SA [25]
1948 Birmingham Barons (BOS) SA 4–1 Fort Worth Cats (BRO) TL [26]
1949 Nashville Vols (CHC) SA 4–3 Tulsa Oilers (CIN) TL [27]
1950 San Antonio Missions (SLB) TL 4–3 Nashville Vols (CHC) SA [28]
1951 Birmingham Barons (BOS) SA 4–2 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL [29]
1952 Memphis Chicks (CWS) SA 4–2 Shreveport Sports (—) TL [30]
1953 Dallas Eagles (—) TL 4–2 Nashville Vols (NYG) SA [31]
1954 Atlanta Crackers (MIL) SA 4–3 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL [32]
1955 Mobile Bears (BRO) SA 4–0 Shreveport Sports (—) TL [33]
1956 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL 4–2 Atlanta Crackers (MIL) SA [34]
1957 Houston Buffaloes (STL) TL 4–2 Atlanta Crackers (MIL) SA [35]
1958 Birmingham Barons (DET) SA 4–2 Corpus Christi Giants (SFG) TL [36]
1967 Birmingham Barons (KCA) SL 4–2 Albuquerque Dodgers (LAD) TL [37]

Appearances by teamEdit

Appearances Team League Wins Losses Win %
10 Fort Worth Panthers/Cats TL 8 2 .800
8 Birmingham Barons SA/SL 6 2 .750
8 Houston Buffaloes TL 4 4 .500
7 Nashville Vols SA 4 3 .571
7 Atlanta Crackers SA 2 5 .286
5 Dallas Steers/Rebels/Eagles TL 3 2 .600
5 New Orleans Pelicans SA 2 3 .400
4 Memphis Chicks SA 1 3 .250
3 Mobile Bears SA 2 1 .667
3 Shreveport Sports TL 0 3 .000
2 San Antonio Missions TL 1 1 .500
2 Tulsa Oilers TL 1 1 .500
2 Beaumont Exporters TL 0 2 .000
2 Little Rock Travelers SA 0 2 .000
1 Chattanooga Lookouts SA 1 0 1.000
1 Oklahoma City Indians TL 1 0 1.000
1 Wichita Falls Spudders TL 1 0 1.000
1 Albuquerque Dodgers TL 0 1 .000
1 Corpus Christi Giants TL 0 1 .000
1 Galveston Buccaneers TL 0 1 .000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ "Little Rock Defeated in Post Season Series". The Chattanooga News. Chattanooga. September 29, 1920. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Panthers Clinch 1921 Dixie Pennant, 3 to 0". Austin American-Statesman. Austin. September 29, 1921. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Niehoff and Mulvey are Stars in Final". The Birmingham News. Birmingham. September 28, 1921. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Bee, Billy (October 5, 1923). "Spirit of Fort Worth Deserves Victory, Is Opinion of Visitors". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Fort Worth Wins Dixie Series from Memphis". The Nashville Tennessean. Nashville. October 3, 1924. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Panthers are Champs Dixie Diamond Series". The Eagle. Bryan. October 1, 1925. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Dixie Series Is Won by Dallas". Victoria Advocate. Victoria. October 1, 1926. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Spudders Get Big Welcome Home". Fort Worth Record-Telegram. Fort Worth. September 28, 1927. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Houston Takes Title by 4th Straight Win". The Selma Times-Journal. Selma. October 4, 1928. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Barons Win the Dixie Series 7-5". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville. October 3, 1929. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Texas Champions Take Dixie Title". The Chattanooga News. Chattanooga. September 23, 1930. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Barons Beat Buffs for Baseball Title". The Selma Times-Journal. Selma. September 26, 1931. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Dixie Title Captured By Chattanooga Club". The Bristol News Bulletin. Bristol. September 28, 1932. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Takes Series Off Missions". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville. September 27, 1933. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Pels Capture Dixie Series". The Brownsville Herald. Brownsville. October 4, 1934. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Dixie Series Title Goes to Oklahoma City". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. Knoxville. October 7, 1935. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Tulsa Trips Barons to Clinch Title". The Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery. October 12, 1936. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ "Fort Worth Wins Series". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville. October 6, 1937. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ M'Knight, Felix R (October 4, 1938). "Moon Defeats Texans, 7 to 0". Chattanooga Daily Times. Chattanooga. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
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  21. ^ Johnson, Raymond (October 1, 1940). "Vols Win Dixie Series, Defeat Houston 5 to 3". The Nashville Tennessean. Nashville. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  22. ^ Johnson, Raymond (September 26, 1941). "Vols Beat Dallas to Sweep Series". The Nashville Tennessean. Nashville. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  23. ^ "Nashville Takes Dixie Championship, 4 to 2". Johnson City Press. Johnson City. October 5, 1942. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  24. ^ "Dallas Sweeps Dixie Series, 9-7". Tyler Morning Telegraph. Tyler. October 8, 1946. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  25. ^ "Houston Wins Dixie Series From Mobile". Victoria Advocate. Victoria. October 5, 1947. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  26. ^ "Dixie Title to Birmingham". The Bristol News Bulletin. Bristol. October 8, 1948. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  27. ^ Melvin, Russ (October 8, 1949). "Vols Dixie Titlists; Win 5-4 in Tenth". The Nashville Tennessean. Nashville. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  28. ^ "Baseball Results". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. Knoxville. October 6, 1950. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  29. ^ "Birmingham Defeats Houston to Win Series". The Ponca City News. Ponca City. October 5, 1951. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  30. ^ "Chicks Win Series with 8-5 Victory Over Shreveport". The Kilgore News Herald. Kilgore. October 5, 1952. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  31. ^ "Dallas Rally Defeats Nashville to Become Dixie Series Champs". The Jackson Sun. Jackson. October 1, 1953. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  32. ^ "Atlanta Tops Houston in Dixie Series, 7-1". Johnson City Press. Johnson City. September 29, 1954. p. 28 – via Newspapers.com.
  33. ^ Harwell, Hoyt (September 30, 1955). "Mobile Misfits Climax Year with Dixie Crown". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  34. ^ "Houston Clips Atlanta, Wins Dixie Series". Abilene Reporter-News. Abilene. October 7, 1956. p. 37 – via Newspapers.com.
  35. ^ "Buffs Repeat in Dixie Play". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth. October 7, 1957. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  36. ^ "Barons Grab Dixie Crown". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth. October 7, 1958. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  37. ^ "A's Capture Dixie Series". The Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery. September 12, 1967. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
General
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