- Location: Independence, KS
- League: Southwestern League 1921-1924; Western Association 1925, 1928-1932
- Ballpark: Riverside Park
The Independence Producers were the hosts of the first night game in organized baseball history, which was played on April 28, 1930 at Riverside Park, under temporary lights. The visiting Muskogee Chiefs defeated their hosts, 3-1. the game had originally been scheduled for Opening Day, on Saturday April 26th, but was rained out. As the following day, a Sunday, called for a day game, the historic occasion was moved back two days. It was pressing for Independence to get the game in, as a rival team, the Des Moines Demons of the Western League, was planning to play under the lights for its home opener, scheduled for May 2nd.
|1921||103-38||1st||Ted Waring||none League Champs|
|1922||79-58||4th||Ted Waring / Walt Fromm|
|1924||45-21||--||Pat Mason||--||Team disbanded on July 5|
|1925||44-105||6th||Mick Reidy / Pat O'Byrne|
|1928||66-67||4th||Jimmy Payton||Lost League Finals|
|1930||76-56||1st||Marty Purtell||League Champs|
|1932||12-10 / 4-12||--||Marty Purtell||Independence moved to Joplin on May 23,|
Joplin (7-10) moved back on June 10
Independence moved to Hutchinson (35-36) on July 20
- Mark Metcalf: "Organized Baseball's Night Birth", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 47-49.
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