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The Fort Wayne Indiana Team while a member of The Central League won 3 league titles.

The first championship came in 1903 when they beat out the South Bend Greens with a 89-49 record to the second place South Bend team's 88-58 mark for a narrow 1 game victory. Statistics for the league in 1903 showed no Fort Wayne Players among the league leaders. Bade Myers was the teams manager.

The 1904 team backed up the 1903 group with another league title beating the Terre Haute Hottentots by a big 12 game margin. Again the 1904 statistics showed no Fort Wayne boys among the individual or team leaders. Bade Myers again was the 1904 teams manager.

It was 1912 before the Indiana Team showed up as a League Champion again, beating out the Youngstown Steelmen by a slim two and one-half game margin. The 1912 statistics showed again that the Railroaders victory was truly a team effort as no players showed up as leaders in the years statistics. Frank Shaughnessy was the Railroaders Manager.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1901 74-68 5th Doggie Miller none
1903 89-49 1st Bade Myers none League Champs
1904 88-51 1st Bade Myers none League Champs
1905 31-41 -- Bade Myers / George Williams none Team moved to Canton (25-37) July 10
1906 35-24 1st (tied) Jack Hardy / Louie Heilbroner
1912 77-52 1st Frank Shaughnessy none League Champs
1914 64-70 3rd Harry Martin none
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