1915 Kansas City Packers

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1915 Kansas City Packers / Franchise: Kansas City Packers / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 81-72, Finished 4th in Federal League (1915 FL)

Managed by George Stovall

Ballpark: Gordon and Koppel Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Competing in a close race, the 1915 Kansas City Packers were in first place on August 21st, fifth place a week later, and ended the season in fourth place in the Federal League.

On September 13th, the Packers became the first major league team to play a game against a team of prisoners inside a prison when they visited the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS and defeated a team of inmates, the White Sox, by a score of 23-1. The New York Giants and New York Yankees would begin to pay regular visits to Sing Sing Penitentiary in the 1920s.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bob Rives and Tim Rives: "Pros vs. Cons: Federal Leaguers versus Federal Prisoners at Leavenworth", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 44, Number 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 63-68.