The KOM League was a farm system born at the end of World War II. The league took advantage of the many beautiful ballparks located around the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri border area. While it lasted only 7 seasons, it became one of the more storied baseball leagues in the United States. Almost all of the ballparks of this league are still alive and well today, some in nearly perfect condition. While these franchises produced several good future Major League ballplayers, the KOM League is most famous for producing Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, who spent his first professional season playing in these ballparks.

Carl Lewton Stadium
Carthage Cardinals/Cubs
1946-1952    
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Katy Park
Chanute Athletics/Giants
1946-1950

JayCee Park
Pittsburg Pirates/Browns
1946-1952

Fairgrounds
Miami Owls / Eagles
1946-1952
Morgan Field
Blackwell Cubs
1952
PONCA CITY Oklahoma

Conoco Park
Ponca City Dodgers
1947-1952
IOLA Kansas

Riverside Municipal Pk.
Iola Cubs / Indians
1946-1952
Bill Doenges Stadium
Bartlesville Oilers/Pirates
1946-1952

Shultis Stadium
Independence Yankees / Browns
1947-1950, 1952
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