Canadian-American League

Canadian-American League

"This article refers to the original incarnation of the Can-Am League, which operated between 1936 and 1951. For the modern league, see Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball"

The Canadian-American League, nicknamed the Can-Am League was a class C circuit which ran from 1936 through 1951, with a three-year break during World War II.


*Amsterdam Rugmakers, 1938-1942, 1946-1951 (Amstersdam, New York)
*Auburn Bouleys, 1938; Auburn Colts, 1940 (Auburn, New York)
*Brockville Pirates, 1936; Brockville Blues, 1937 (Brockville, Ontario)
*Cornwall Bisons, 1938; Cornwall Maple Leafs, 1939 (Cornwall, Ontario)
*Gloversville Glovers, 1937; Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers, 1938-1942, 1946-1951 (Johnstown, New York)
*Kingston Colonials, 1951 (Kingston, New York)
*Massena Grays, 1936
*Ogdensburg Colts, 1936-1939
*Oneonta Indians, 1940-1942; Oneonta Red Sox, 1946-1951
*Oswego Netherlands, 1936-1940
*Ottawa Senators, 1936, 1939; Ottawa Braves, 1937-1938; Ottawa-Ogdensburg Senators, 1940 (Ottawa, Ontario)
*Perth Blue Cats, 1936; Perth-Cornwall Bisons, 1937 (Perth, Ontario)
*Pittsfield Electrics, 1941-1942, 1946-1948; Pittsfield Indians, 1949-1950; *Pittsfield Phillies, 1951 (Wahconah Park)
*Quebec Athletics, 1941-1942; Quebec Alouettes, 1946-1948; Quebec Braves, 1949-1950
*Rome Colonels, 1937-1942, 1946-1951
*Schenectady Blue Jays, 1946-1950 (Schenectady, New York)
*Smiths Falls Beavers, 1937 (Smiths Falls, Ontario)
*Trois Rivieres Renards, 1941-1942; Trois Rivieres Royals, 1946-1950
*Utica Braves, 1939-1942
*Watertown Bucks, 1936

League Champions

*1936 Perth Blue Cats/Royals
*1937 Ogdensburg Colts
*1938 Cornwall Bisons
*1939 Rome Colonels
*1940 Amsterdam Rugmakers
*1941 Oneonta Indians
*1942 Ogdensburg Colts

*1946 Trois-Rivières Royals
*1947 Schenectady Blue Jays
*1948 Oneonta Red Sox
*1949 Quebec Braves
*1950 Quebec Braves
*1951 Oneonta Red Sox

Hall of Fame Alumni

*Bob Lemon, 1938 Oswego Netherlands

Further reading

*David Pietrusza: "Baseball's Canadian-American League", McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2005 (original printing 1990).

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