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The Arizona State League began in 1928 as a four-team class D league. It expanded by two teams in 1929, then in 1931 changed their name to the Arizona-Texas League after the Mesa Jewels were replaced by the El Paso Texans.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Stats

[edit] 1928

1928 Arizona State League
President: Paul Davis

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Phoenix Senators 39 29 .574 0 Bert Whaling
Bisbee Bees 37 31 .544 2 Roy Johnson
Miami Miners 30 38 .441 9 Pete Compton
Tucson Waddies 30 38 .441 9 Rube Foster
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Alloway Phoenix BA .381 Tom Vaughn Bisbee W 14
Lefty Colvard Miami Runs 58 Eddie Miller Bisbee Hits 104
Larmon Cox Phoenix HR 14

[edit] 1929

1929 Arizona State League
President: Fred Joyce

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bisbee Bees 60 30 .667 0 Roy Johnson
Miami Miners 50 40 .556 10 Drap Hayes
Globe Bears 48 42 .533 12 Mickey Shader
Tucson Cowboys 43 47 .478 17 Tom Holley / Cliff McCarl / Pug Cavet
Phoenix Senators 40 49 .449 19.5 Ross Lyall / Burke / Gardner / Thomas
Mesa Jewels # 28 61 .315 31.5 Bill Whittaker / Ernie Lloyd / Lee Dempsey
#Mesa withdrew July 24. Mesa's Opponents were given 3 wins & 1 loss
for each scheduled series with the disbanded team.

Playoff: Miami 4 games, Bisbee 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Arthur Parker Bisbee BA .390 Glenn Gabler Bisbee W 20
Arthur Parker Bisbee Runs 99 John Mitchell Phoenix SO 147
Prince Oana Globe Hits 127 John Mitchell Phoenix ERA 3.18
Leo Burns Bisbee HR 23

[edit] 1930

1930 Arizona State League
President: Wilford S. Sullinger

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bisbee Bees 60 45 .571 0 Roy Johnson
El Paso Texans 58 47 .552 2 Royce Washburn
Phoenix Senators 58 47 .552 2 Louis Guisto
Globe Bears 56 49 .533 4 Mickey Shader
Tucson Cowboys 45 60 .429 15 Pug Cavert / Walter Rehg
Miami Miners 38 67 .362 22 Drap Hayes / Bob Gillespie / George Cochrane
Playoff: Globe 3 games, Phoenix 0, for the first half title.

Finals: Bisbee 3 games, Globe 3. Bisbee won on a forfeit when Globe
refused to play in Bisbee on September 17.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tony Antista Bisbee BA .430 Charlie Biggs Globe W 20
Tony Antista Bisbee Runs 127 Charlie Biggs Globe SO 157
Tony Antista Bisbee Hits 191 Al McNeeley Bisbee Pct .875; 14-2
Bob Stevenson Phoenix RBI 101 George Steward Bisbee HR 22

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.

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