The Kansas City Cowboys drop out of the American Association

Nov 15, 1889 | American Association

On November 15, 1889 — The Kansas City Cowboys finished with a 55–82 record, seventh place in the American Association drops out of the league.

One the Cowboys players were Billy Hamilton, he broke into the major leagues in the American Association with the Kansas City Cowboys in 1888. He established himself as a star the following season by batting .301 with 144 runs and 111 stolen bases. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1961, 21 years after his death.

The club was managed by Billy Watkins who had a 47-year career in Baseball. Watkins was hired in early September 1888 as the manager of the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association. He led the club to an 8–17 record in the final month of the 1888 season and a 55-82 record in 1889.



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