The Kearney Yankees were a minor league baseball team that played in the Nebraska State League from 1956 to 1959.

Kearney Yankees
19561959
Kearney, Nebraska
Class-level
PreviousClass D (1956–1959)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueNebraska State League (1956-1959), (1910-1915)
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles None
Team data
Previous names
Previous parks
Kearney Memorial Field

HistoryEdit

Based in Kearney, Nebraska, Kearney Yankees a Class D affiliate the New York Yankees for their four seasons of existence. They played their home games at Kearney Memorial Field.[1]

The ballparkEdit

Kearney Memorial Field was constructed in 1946. It is still in use today by American Legion teams and is located at 3311 8th Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska. It has been home to American Legion baseball since 1946 and serves as the home for Kearney High School Baseball.[2]

Notable alumniEdit

 
Jim Bouton, August, 1963

Year-by-year recordEdit

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1956 35-28 3rd Randy Gumpert none
1957 30-26 4th Randy Gumpert none
1958 33-30 4th Randy Gumpert none
1959 27-35 4th Jim Gleeson none

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