1969 American Association season

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The 1969 American Association season was the 62nd in the league's history, and ended with the Omaha Royals winning the league championship.

Travel expenses were too high for two Triple-A leagues, so the AA was reorganized for a third go-around in 1969. In addition, major league expansion that year helped increase the number of Triple-A teams needed. Indianapolis and Denver returned to the fold along with Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Des Moines and Omaha. Allie Reynolds became president of the "new" league, which introduced the DH to professional baseball. The league honored Reynolds by giving out the annual Allie Reynolds Award to the top pitcher in the circuit.

Final standings[edit]

Pennant winners in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Omaha Royals 85 55 .607 - Jack McKeon Kansas City Royals
Tulsa Oilers 79 61 .564 6 Warren Spahn St. Louis Cardinals
Indianapolis Indians 74 66 .529 11 Vern Rapp Cincinnati Reds
Iowa Oaks 62 78 .448 23 Jim Williams Oakland Athletics
Oklahoma City 89ers 62 78 .448 23 Cot Deal Houston Astros
Denver Bears 58 82 .414 27 Don Heffner Minnesota Twins

League Leaders[edit]



All-Star Team[edit]


The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1970 Baseball Guide