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The class D Central Texas League was founded in 1914 and existed for four seasons before folding. The League was also known as the Central Texas Trolley League 1914-1915. Only Ennis competed for the full 4 years.

In 1914 the second half was shortened to July 25. Waxahachie beat West 3-2 in the playoffs. In 1915 the league folded July 24. In 1917, the contracted from 6 teams to 4, opened on May 21 and closed on June 6. Temple moved to Corsicana on June 1.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1914-1917

1914 Central Texas League
President: A. M. Frazier

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Waxahachie Buffaloes 35 23 .603 0 Luther Burleson / Dee Poindexter
West 29 26 .527 4.5 Eli Walker
Ennis Tigers 31 28 .525 4.5 Ed Wicker
Italy 29 29 .500 6 T.A. Craig
Corsicana Athletics 26 32 .448 9 Gus Kennedy
Hillsboro 21 33 .389 12 L.C. Eastland

The second half was shortened to July 25.
Playoff: Waxahachie 3 games, West 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Shafer Waxahachie BA .294
Speed Corsicana Runs 32
Querry West Hits 40
Darnaby West HR 4


1915 Central Texas League
Presidents: Earl C. Brown / Hulen P. Robertson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Ennis Tigers 35 26 .574 0 Ed Wicker
Corsicana A's 32 29 .525 3 Roy Morton
Terrell Cubs 32 30 .516 3.5 Hank Griffin
Kaufman Kings 30 32 .484 5.5 Dee Poindexter
Mexia Gassers 28 33 .459 7 Roy Akin
Waxahachie Athletics 27 34 .443 8 Anson Cole

The league folded July 24.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Wende
Wilson White
Ennis
Terrell
BA .3026
.3025
Bugs Reynolds Terrell W 12
A.R. Shelton Corsicana Runs 49 Bugs Reynolds Terrell SO 157
A.R. Shelton Corsicana Hits 59 Ben Davenport Mexia PCT .750 6-2
Roy Leslie
Wilson White
Ennis
Terrell
HR 7


1916 Central Texas League
Presidents: Earl C. Brown / Jack C. Castellaw

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Temple Governors 36 25 .590 0 Paul Trammell
Ennis Tigers 35 26 .574 1 Ed Wicker
Mexia Gassers 32 29 .525 4 Roy Akin / Grady White
Terrell Terrors 29 32 .475 7 Hank Griffin (5/25)/ Lester Pratt (5/26)/ Doc Nance
Waxahachie Athletics 26 35 .426 10 Dee Poindexter
Marlin Marlins 25 36 .410 11 Bob Tarleton (5/26) / Bob Countryman / Fielder Murray

The league disbanded July 16.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Roy Leslie Ennis BA .359 Lester Gaines Ennis W 15
Babe Green Ennis Runs 65 Bill Francis Temple SO 126
A. Edens Ennis Hits 68 Ted Bowen Mexia ERA 1.26
A. Edens Ennis HR 10 Lester Gaines Ennis Pct .750; 15-5
W.C. Comstock Marlin HR 10 Ossee Ball Temple Pct .750; 9-3


1917 Central Texas League
Presidents: Earl C. Smith

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mexia Gassers 8 6 .571 0 Roy Akin
Ennis Tigers 8 7 .533 .5 Ed Wicker
Marlin Marlins 7 8 .467 1.5 H. Sinclair / Roy Wakefield
Temple Governors #/ Corsicana Athletics 6 8 .429 2 Charles Roberts

Temple (4-4) moved to Corsicana June 1.
The league opened May 21 and closed June 6.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
A.V. Freeman Ennis W 3 Carl Hill Mexia Pct .750; 3-1
Carl Hill Mexia W 3 A.V. Freeman Ennis IP 57
F.D. Poteet Mexia W 3

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[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.

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