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The Hudson River League was initially formed in 1886, but lasted just one season. It was re-formed in 1903 as a class D minor league. Upgraded to class C the next season, it continued through 1907 before collapsing. There were twelve cities that represented the league during the five year run; eleven came from New York State and one from Massachusetts. The Poughkeepsie Colts became the only team to win more than one league title, taking home the league crown in 1904 and 1907. The "HR" league disbanded June 18, 1907 and did not attempt a comeback the next season.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1886

1886 Hudson River League
President: Henry B. Lawson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Poughkeepsie 47 18 .723 - Sandy McDermott
Newburgh 37 22 .627 7 Henry Lawson
Kingston 28 34 .452 17.5 Zeke Allen
Troy Trojans 20 33 .378 21 James Jackson/Fitzgerald
Saratoga Springs 12 32 .273 24.5 Willis Arnold
Albany Senators # 0 5 .000 NA Michael Lawlor

# Albany disbanded May 29.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Chief Zimmer Poughkeepsie BA .409
Mickey Lehane Poughkeepsie Hits 81

[edit] 1903 Class D

1903 Hudson River League
President: Henry D. Ramsey / C.S. Harvey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kingston Colonials 63 30 .677 0 Henry Ramsey
Hudson Marines 63 33 .656 1.5 Gus Schnack
Peekskill ## 48 39 .552 12 F. Valentine
Saugerties 48 47 .505 16 Charles Brady
Poughkeepsie Colts 39 51 .433 22.5 Bill McCabe
Newburgh Taylor-mades 37 54 .407 25 Charles Fisher
Ossining #/ Catskill 22 69 .242 40 J.M. Evans
#Ossining (7-37) moved to Catskill August 2.
##Peekskill entered the league August 10 on equal footing
with Poughkeepsie, 21-24. Peekskill's actual record was 27-15. (officially 48-39.)

There were no playoffs scheduled and no individual stats available.

[edit] 1904 Class C

1904 Hudson River League
President: C.S. Harvey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Poughkeepsie Colts 70 47 .598 0 Bill McCabe
Paterson Intruders # 70 49 .588 1 Dick Cogan
Hudson Marines 68 52 .567 3.5 Gus Schnack
Kingston Colonials 58 58 .500 11.5 Henry Ramsey
Saugerties 50 68 .424 20.5 John O'Halloran
Newburgh Taylor-mades 39 81 .325 32.5 Charles Fisher /John Green / Fred Taylor
#Paterson Played home games at Patterson & Clifton, NJ
No playoffs were scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dan Brouthers Poughkeepsie BA .373 Dan Brouthers Poughkeepsie Hits 158


[edit] 1905

1905 Hudson River League
President: C.S. Harvey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hudson Mariners 68 50 .576 0 Gus Schnack / Dave Patterson
Paterson Invaders 62 51 .549 1 Dick Cogan
Poughkeepsie Colts 59 52 .532 5.5 Bill McCabe
Newburgh Taylor-mades 60 54 .526 6 Fred Taylor / Henry Ramsey
Kingston Colonials 57 57 .500 9 M.M. Allen / Matt Kelley
Yonkers # 10 8 .556 NA Henry Ramsey
Peekskill # 5 13 .278 NA Walter Dobbins
Saugerties / Pittsfield ## 13 49 .210 NA D.J. Schulman / Daniel Cassiday
#Peekskill & Yonkers disbanded June 1.
##Saugerties(8-34) moved to Pittsfield July 4, then disbanded July 25.

No playoffs were scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joseph McCarthy Poughkeepsie BA .340 Mike O'Malley Hudson Hits 144

[edit] 1906

1906 Hudson River League
President: C.S. Harvey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paterson Invaders 64 47 .577 0 Dick Cogan
Poughkeepsie Colts 60 45 .571 1 Bill McCabe
Kingston Colonials 56 51 .523 6 John Cuneo
Hudson Marines 54 56 .491 9.5 Gus Schnack
Newburgh Hill Climbers 43 59 .422 16.5 Brouthers / Ochs / Taylor / McGratty
Glens Falls-Saratoga Springs 43 62 .410 18 Henry Ramsey
The season was shortened to September 9.

No playoffs were scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Conners Kingston BA .343 John Conners Kingston Hits 124


[edit] 1907

1907 Hudson River League
President: C.S. Harvey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Poughkeepsie Colts 17 10 .630 0 Bill McCabe
Newburgh Hillies 15 11 .577 1.5 Jim Connor
Yonkers 12 12 .500 3.5 Jack Lawler
Hudson Marines 12 12 .500 3.5 Gus Schnack
Paterson Intruders ## 4 9 .308 NA Dick Cogan
Kingston Colonial Colts # 4 10 .286 NA Ryan
#Kingston disbanded June 1. ##Paterson disbanded June 2.
The league disbanded June 18.


[edit] Hall of Fame Alumni

[edit] Source

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

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