Iron and Oil League

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The Iron and Oil League was a minor league formed in the 1890's and existing from time to time in the 1890's and 1900's. In 1898 one of the teams was a black team, the Celeron Acme Colored Giants.

It is sometimes abbreviated as IOL.

Honus Wagner and his brother Butts Wagner played in the league in 1895. Among other major leaguers, Jack Glasscock and Buck Weaver also played in the league.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams and Statistics[edit]

1895[edit]

1895 Iron And Oil League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Franklin 44 32 .579 - Frank Boyd
Oil City Oilers 42 31 .575 .5 Guy Hecker
Warren 43 32 .573 .5 George England
New Castle Quakers 40 33 .548 2.5 Will Thompson
Titusville 33 40 .452 9.5 Harry Smith
Sharon/Celeron & 23 49 .319 19 Walter Herrington
Wheeling Nailers 19 13 .594 NA William White/Al Buckenberger/Jack Glasscock
Twin Cities Twins @ 7 21 .250 NA Jack Darrah

@ Represented Denison-Uhrichsville, OH
Wheeling and Twin Cities, from the Interstate League, entered the league July 16 for the second half.
& Sharon (16-29) moved to Celeron July 16 for the second half.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Toots Barrett Warren W 12
John Easton Oil City PCT .889 8-1

1898[edit]

1898 Iron And Oil League
President:

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bradford 38 14 .731 - William Stuart
Warren 34 17 .667 3.5 James Brady
Olean @ 31 24 .564 8.5 P.J. Joyce/Pop Hunter
Meadville 23 29 .442 15
Oil City Oilers/Dunkirk-Fredonia # 22 30 .423 16 Guy Hecker
Celeron Acme Colored Giants & 8 42 .160 29 Harry Curtis/C.W. Toboldt

# Oil City (17-13) transferred to Dunkirk-Fredonia June 18
& The Black Clereon team disbanded July 5 and was replaced with a white team
@ Olean disbanded July 14, causing the league to disband.

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Third Edition