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In 1936 the Arkansas State League became the Arkansas-Missouri League after the Huntsville Red Birds moved to change into the Monett Red Birds. The class D operation went from '36 through 1940. Fayetteville, AR lasted the entire run of both names 1934-1940.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1936

Arkansas-Missouri League
President: Bernal Seamster

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Siloam Springs Travelers 74 44 .627 0 Ray Powell
Bentonville Mustangs 69 49 .585 5 Arthur Hauger
Cassville Blues 61 59 .508 14 Gary Coker
Monett Red Birds 56 63 .471 18.5 Adolph Arlitt / Ken Blackman
Fayetteville Bears 53 67 .442 22 Fred Hawn
Rogers Lions 44 75 .370 30.5 Doc Ledbetter / Frank Stapleton
Playoff: Siloam Springs 4 games, Cassville 3. One tie

No Attendance figures available.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lester Rock Bentonville BA .333 Clint Raper Siloam Springs W 23
Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs Runs 130 Robert Olson Fayetteville SO 163
Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs Hits 164 John Murray Siloam Springs SO 1.35
Woody Tone Siloam Springs RBI 125 Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs HR 28

[edit] 1937

Arkansas-Missouri League
President: Bernal Seamster

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Rogers Lions 79 48 .622 0 Ted Mayer
Fayetteville Angels 70 56 .556 8.5 Fred Hawn / Ken Blackman
Siloam Springs Travelers 66 61 .520 13 Ray Powell
Neosho Night Hawks 52 71 .423 25 Dennis Burns
Monett Red Birds 45 76 .372 31 Ken Blackman / Joe Davis
#Vinita the sixth franchise, withdrew May 5, before the season started.
Season played with five teams.

Playoff: Fayetteville 3 games, Siloam Springs 0.
Rogers 3 games, Neosho 1.
Finals:Rogers 4 games, Fayetteville 1.
No Attendance figures available.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Arnold Evans Neosho BA .385 Loy Hanning Fayetteville W 16
Jerry Priddy Rogers Runs 109 Dewey Derry Rogers W 16
Paul Fugit Fayetteville Hits 183 Loy Hanning Fayetteville ERA 1.63
Tony Sams Rogers RBI 99 Edward Smith Fayetteville SO 179
Gene Gibson Siloam Springs HR 20

[edit] 1938

Arkansas-Missouri League
President: Bernal Seamster

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Neosho Yankees 73 42 .635 0 Dennis Burns
Carthage Pirates 69 49 .585 5.5 Adolph Arlitt
Fayetteville Angels 66 53 .555 9 Cliff Knox
Rogers Reds 63 54 .538 11 Pat Patterson
Monett Red Birds 44 74 .373 30.5 Heinie Mueller
Siloam Springs Travelers 36 79 .331 37 Vincent Mullen

Playoff: Neosho 3 games, Rogers 0.
Carthage 3 games, Fayetteville 2.
Finals: Carthage 4 games, Neosho 1.
No Attendance figures available.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cyril "Butch" Moran Rogers BA .392 Bill Gill Neosho W 20
Steve Luby Neosho Runs 127 Bill Gill Neosho SO 266
Marv Wolverton Rogers Hits 160 Bill Gill Neosho ERA 2.80
Adolph Arlitt Carthage RBI 132 Steve Luby Neosho SB 76
Cyril "Butch" Moran Rogers HR 22

[edit] 1939

Arkansas-Missouri League
President: Robert J. Henry

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fayetteville Angels 79 42 .653 0 Frank Oceak
Carthage Pirates 67 54 .554 12 Adolph Arlitt
Neosho Yankees 65 61 .516 16.5 Dennis Burns
Monett Red Birds 35 89 .282 45.5 Freddie Hawn
Playoff:Carthage 4 games, Fayetteville 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Adolph Arlitt Carthage BA .358 George Bender Fayetteville W 20
Steve Greble Neosho Runs 129 George Bender Fayetteville SO 208
Harvey Beaster Carthage Hits 171 George Bender Fayetteville ERA 2.35
Harvey Beaster Carthage RBI 106 Steve Greble Neosho HR 24

[edit] 1940

Arkansas-Missouri League
President: Robert J. Henry

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Carthage Pirates 37 18 .673 0 Adolph Arlitt
Neosho Yankees 27 29 .482 10.5 Ed Grayston
Fayetteville Angels 21 29 .420 13.5 Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Siloam Springs Cardinals 21 30 .412 14 Herb Moore
The league disbanded July 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charles Fash Fayetteville BA .356 Joe Prylich Fayetteville W 9
Charles Gibson Carthage Runs 55 Bob Playfair Carthage W 9
Charles Gibson Carthage Hits 71 Teddy Greble Neosho W 9
Adolph Arlitt Carthage RBI 59 Walt Nasalik Neosho SO NA
Adolph Arlitt Carthage HR 12 Jim Obenour Carthage Pct .857; 6-1

[edit] League Records 1934-1940

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Jerry Priddy Rogers GA 127 37 Cyril "Butch" Moran Rogers BA .392 38
Joe Szuch Fayetteville AB 501 39 Cyril "Butch" Moran Rogers 2B 43 38
Paul Fugit Fayetteville Hits 183 37 Adolph Arlitt Carthage RBI 132 38
Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs Runs 130 36 Steve Luby Neosho SB 76 38
Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs HR 28 36 Cyril "Butch" Moran Rogers EBH 77 38
Kermit Lewis Siloam Springs TB 293 36 Roy Fowler Monett HBP 19 38
Hans Kruger Fayetteville 3B 16 38 Cliff Van Sickel Monett BB 100 38
Clois Watson Cassville/Bentonvil Sac 38 35 Joe Skeber Neosho SO 121 38
Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Erwin Gansauer Cassville GA 40 35 George Bender Fayetteville CG 24 39
Clint Raper Siloam Springs W 23 36 Russ Wieneke Monet L 18 39
Bill Gill Neosho Pct .870 38 John Murray Siloam Springs ERA 1.35 36
Harrel Toenes Rogers IP 249 38 Bill Gill Neosho ShO 4 38
Bill Gill Neosho SO 266 38 C.J. Ordneal Siloam Springs BB 170 37

Arkansas State League 1934-1935

[edit] Related Sites

7/25/40 TSN article about the closing of the league.

[edit] Sources

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition

[edit] Further Reading

  • J.B. Hogan: Angels in the Ozarks: Professional Baseball in Fayetteville and the Arkansas State/Arkansas-Missouri League 1934-1940, Pen-L Publishing, Fayetteville, AR, 2013. ISBN 978-1940222103
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