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The MINK League was known more formally as the Missouri-Iowa-Nebraska-Kansas League. This class D circuit played three and a half seasons, 1910 through June 17, 1913, before dissolving. Missouri and Iowa were represented only in 1910-1911, while Kansas was only representd in 1912. The 4 teams that competed in the last year (1913) were all from Nebraska.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1910

MINK League
President: T. A. Wilson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Falls City Colts 57 40 .588 - Bill Annis
Clarinda Antelopes 56 42 .571 1.5 Rudy Kling
Shenandoah Pin Rollers 47 52 .475 11 E.C. Fishbaugh
Auburn Athletics 46 51 .474 11 Warren Cummings
Maryville Comets 45 54 .455 13 Joe Wentz
Nebraska City Foresters 43 55 .439 14.5 Bonwell
Playoff: No playoffs scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Wentz Maryville BA .304 Verne Hirsch Auburn W 25
Frank Hutchinson Clarinda Runs 69 Lawrence Casey Clarinda Pct .750; 12-4
Ed Bright Auburn Hits 111

[edit] 1911

MINK League
President: T. A. Wilson / Frederick Carey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Maryville Comets / Humboldt Infants# 59 41 .590 0 Harry Sievers / A.F. Bridges
Falls City Colts 57 43 .570 2 Jack Forrester
Auburn Athletics 52 48 .520 7 L. Higgins
Shenandoah Pin Rollers 49 51 .490 10 Fred Wells
Clarinda Antelopes 43 57 .430 16 Frank Hutchinson
Nebraska City Foresters 40 60 .400 19 Daniel Nee / E.C. Pinkerton / T.A. Wilson

Playoff: No playoffs scheduled.

  1. Maryville moved to Humboldt July 10.
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Stricker Clarinda BA .349 Walter Hirsch Auburn W 22
Les Mann Nebraska City Runs 78 Jay Errett Mary/Humb Pct .800; 8-2
Joe Stricker Clarinda Hits 128

[edit] 1912

MINK League
President: Warren Cummings

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Nebraska City Foresters 61 38 .616 - James "Ducky" Holmes
Falls City Colts 61 41 .598 1.2 Tony Vanderhill
Auburn A's 59 41 .590 2.5 Jake Kraninger
Humboldt Infants 44 57 .435 18 Ira Plank
Beatrice-Fairbury Milkskimmers 42 59 .415 20 George Shriver
Hiawatha Athletics 35 66 .346 27 Robert Kahl

Playoff: No playoffs scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Milt Drumm Nebraska City BA .341 Vern Willey Auburn W 22
Milt Drumm Nebraska City Runs 65 Patrick Conway Nebraska City Pct .714; 15-6
Ledger Free Auburn Runs 65 George Zonderman Auburn SO 195
Steve Brewer Auburn Hits 121
Howard Marshall Nebraska City HR 7

[edit] 1913

MINK League
President: Warren Cummings

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Auburn Athletics 24 8 .750 - Jake Kraninger
Nebraska City Foresters 15 17 .469 9 Jack Forrester
Falls City Colts # 13 19 .406 11 Ira Bidwell
Humboldt Infants # 12 20 .375 12 Warren Cummings
  1. Falls City & Humboldt withdrew June 17, causing the league to disband.

No player statistics available.

[edit] League Records

Batting
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Harry Ries Clarinda Antelopes 99 1911
BA Joe Stricker Clarinda Antelopes .349 1911
AB Harry Mayfield Nebraska City Foresters 408 1910
Runs Leslie Mann Nebraska City Foresters 78 1911
Hits Joe Stricker Clarinda Antelopes 128 1911
2B Ledger Free Auburn A's 25 1912
3B Walter Sporrer
Ledger Free
Nebraska City Foresters
Auburn A's
12
12
1912
1912
HR Howard Marshall Nebraska City Foresters 7 1912
Sac E.A. Dygert
Howard Marshall
Auburn A's
Nebraska City Foresters
25
25
1912
1912
SB Steve Brewer Auburn A's 56 1912
BB Dallas Bradshaw Nebraska City Foresters 56 1912
Pitching
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Vern Hirsch Auburn Athletics 44 1910
CG Vern Hirsch Auburn Athletics 25 1910
W Vern Hirsch Auburn Athletics 25 1910
L Vern Hirsch Auburn Athletics 19 1910
PCT Lawrence Casey Clarinda Antelopes .750 12-4 1910
SO George Zonderman Auburn A's 175 1912
BB Herman Walters Falls City Colts 68 1912


[edit] Source

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

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