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Basin League Baseball—Rapid City Chiefs—Yearbooks

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06526 C
Identifier: H2016-073

Content Description

The collection consists of four yearbooks for the Rapid City Chiefs baseball team of the Basin League, dating from 1965-1967 and 1973. The Basin League was established in 1953 with teams in Mitchell, Watertown, Winner, Chamberlain, Yankton, Huron, Pierre and Valentine (NE). The circuit was called the Basin League to reflect the number of teams situated along the Missouri River Basin. An amateur league, most players were college stars, although all teams had some journeymen Major League players. The yearbook includes player bios, Basin League Hall of Fame members and Basin League board members. Also included are baseball statistics such as batting records, pitching records and past league standings. While most of the information centers on the Rapid City Chiefs, other city team’s players and statistics are included as well. The yearbooks also include a number of advertisements for local and state businesses in South Dakota.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1973


0.1 Cubic Feet