Jordnot Kanjon Baseboll Klub, normally known as Jordnot Kanjon BK, are a professional baseball club located in the Jordnot Kanjon, Norra Koana, Koana Islands. They were one of the founding teams of the Nationella Basebolligan in 1897, and subsequently Division Ett in 1900.
The team was formed in 1890 by a group of university students with the financial backing from one of their fathers, Justin Gustavsson. The team enjoyed great success in the early years playing regular exhibition games against other teams from the state. In 1896, they joined the newly formed Stor Nordlig Allians, where they won the league, sparking interest from Niclas Nordin – BK Embleton owner – as he set about creating the Nationella Basebolligan.
The club accepted the invitation to join the new league, but had a difficult debut year, finishing 10th out of 12 with a 30-36 record. A steady incline followed with a 7th place finish in 1898 and then a 4th place finish the year after. After the merger of the NBL with the Super Ligan, Jordnot Kanjon began the 1900 baseball season in Division Ett – the second tier of professional baseball in the country.
In the 1904 baseball season – the first year of the Durand Rules – Jordnot Kanjon BK finished second behind Uckford Gemenskap to win promotion to the Super Ligan for the first time. Despite a stunning 4th place finish in their inaugural year in the top flight, the team was subsequently relegated back to Division Ett the following season, finishing last with a 22-10-34 record.
In a significant move in 1894, the team acquired ownership of Skogslundshallen, a park conveniently positioned alongside the city’s railway line that extends over the Karoli River. This strategic purchase provided the club with a dedicated home venue. Notably, the park’s unique layout contributes to its reputation as an intriguing baseball field. While the overall outfield size remains expansive, the right field wall stands at a shallower distance compared to the rest of the outfield, needed because of the proximity to the railway line. Despite this distinction, Skogslundshallen retains its status as a formidable pitcher’s park.
An endearing anecdote from the club’s history emerged in 1895 when a stray cat found shelter within the clubhouse and subsequently gave birth to a litter of kittens. The feline companions became an integral part of the team’s identity, being fed by the players and crowd alike, that prompted the team to adopt the moniker “Prowlers,” symbolizing their connection to the feline inhabitants who roamed the ballpark and captured the hearts of fans and players alike.