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Corning Royals

Corning Royals
(1951-1960, 1968-1969)
Corning (city), New York
  • Short-Season A (1968-1969)
  • Class D (1951-1960)
Minor league affiliations
League New York-Penn League (1957-1960, 1968-1969)
Previous leagues
Penn.-Ontario-New York League (1951-1960)
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1954)
Team data
Previous names
  • Corning Royals (1968-1969)
  • Corning Red Sox (1960)
  • Corning Cor-Sox (1959)
  • Corning Red Sox (1954-1958)
  • Corning Independents (1953)
  • Corning Athletics (1951-1952)
Previous parks
Corning Memorial Stadium

The Corning Royals were a minor league baseball team located in Corning, New York. The team played in the New York - Penn League. Their home stadium was Corning Memorial Stadium.


The team was first founded in 1951 as the Corning Athletics or Corning A's as an affiliate of the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1953 the team had no major league affiliation and was called the Corning Independents. However the team began and affiliation with the Boston Red Sox and were known as the Corning Red Sox each year until 1960, with the exception of 1959, when they were named the Corning Cor-Sox.

The team then went in active until 1968 when the city became an affiliate of the expansion Kansas City Royals, and named the Corning Royals before folding again in 1969.

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