June 10, 2005 at 10:21 PM CDT - Updated July 10 at 10:25 PM
The KITTY League is Back By: Heartland Sports
After 50 years, KITTY League amateur baseball is making a comeback in the heartland. The league began in 1903 and continued until 1955. When the league began, the KITTY League only involved teams from Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee, but now Missouri is also in the mix. KITTY League president, Randy Morgan, would like to see the league grow from amateur baseball to the minor league level in the next few years. Currently, there are four teams in the league: Farmington, MO; Sikeston, MO; Fulton, KY; and Union City, TN. In the leagues opening game Wednesday night, the Farmington Firebirds defeated the Sikeston Bootheel Bombers 5-3.