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The Michigan-Ontario League was a class B league that played from 1919 through June 13, 1926. On June 15, 1926, the league merged with the Central League to form the Michigan State League, which lasted only until the end of the year. Hamilton, London, and Kitchener had all dropped out before the beginning of 1926, so Ontario was not even represented that year. Bay City, Flint, and Saginaw were members of the loop every year of the run.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1919-1922

1919 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Joseph S. Jackson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Saginaw Aces 77 32 .706 0 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Hamilton Tigers 75 36 .676 3 Frank Shaughnessy
Battle Creek Custers 67 45 .598 11.5 Dan Jenkins
Brantford Red Sox 61 46 .570 15 Knotty Lee
Bay City Wolves 43 69 .384 35.5 Bill Cristall / Cal Wenger
Kitchener Beavers 41 68 .376 36 Jack Beatty
London Tecumsehs 41 70 .369 37 Keenan / Mason / Hagel / Stewart
Flint Halligans 35 74 .321 42 Jim Pierce

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ted Kaylor Battle Creek BA .376 John Glasier Hamilton W 25
Bill Pike Saginaw Runs 95 John Glasier Hamilton SO 213
Ted Kaylor Battle Creek Hits 146 Len Okrie London ERA 1.00
Andy Lotshaw Flint/Brantford HR 13 Harry Shriver Saginaw PCT .750 18-6


1920 Michigan-Ontario League
President: George H. Maines

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
London Tecumsehs 86 32 .729 - Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Hamilton Tigers 71 46 .607 14.5 Frank Shaughnessy
Brantford Red Sox 65 48 .575 18.5 Knotty Lee
Kitchener Beavers 53 63 .457 32 Jack Beatty
Flint Halligans 53 63 .457 32 James Pierce / Ted Anderson
Bay City Wolves 51 69 .425 36 Cal Wenger
Battle Creek Custers 46 74 .383 41 Gene Krapp / Johnnie Heving / James Pierce
Saginaw Aces 43 73 .371 42 Red McKee

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Henry Wetzel Flint BA .387 George Carmen London W 26
E. H. Kennedy London Runs 100 Bill Morrisette Hamilton SO 181
Henry Wetzel Flint Hits 164 Joseph Reddy Hamilton ERA 1.24
Henry Wetzel Flint RBI 72 Tom Estelle Brantford ERA 1.24
Henry Wetzel Flint HR 12 George Carmen London Pct .929; 26-2


1921 Michigan-Ontario League
President: George H. Maines

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
London Tecumsehs 72 46 .610 - Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Brantford Red Sox 64 52 .552 7 George Orme
Bay City Wolves 65 53 .551 7 Punch Knoll
Hamilton Tigers 64 55 .538 8.5 Patsy O'Rourke
Port Huron-Sarnia Saints 58 63 .479 15.5 James Pierce / Ed Harter
Saginaw Aces 57 62 .479 15.5 Red McKee/Guy Zinn
Kitchener Beavers 45 68 .398 24.5 Dutch Jordan/Ernie Calbert
Flint Vehicles 48 74 .393 26 Ted Anderson / Dolly Gray

Playoff: London 4 games, Bay City 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frank Nesser Saginaw BA .385 Cy Boothby Bay City W 21
William Gray Flint Runs 104 Claude Gillenwater Saginaw SO 157
Frank Nesser Saginaw Hits 173 Petie Behan Hamilton ERA 1.33
Frank Emmer Flint HR 15 Frank Matusak Bay City PCT .762 16-5
Ted Kaylor Port Huron-Sarnia RBI 92

1922 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Thomas J. Halligan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hamilton Tigers 84 49 .632 - Ernie Calbert
London Tecumsehs 83 50 .624 1 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Saginaw Aces 74 58 .561 9.5 Bobby Byrnes/E. Robertson
Bay City Wolves 69 62 .527 14 Punch Knoll
Port Huron-Sarnia Saints 67 65 .508 16.5 Bill Kelly
Brantford Brants 54 77 .412 29 Mickey LaLonge
Flint Vehicles 53 81 .396 31.5 William Powell/George Orme
Kitchener Terriers 46 88 .343 38.5 Tex Erwin/Jack Flynn/Ray Dunn/James Pierce

Playoff: Hamilton 5 games, Saginaw 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jack Shafer London BA .410 Herman Schwartje Saginaw W 23
Clifford Hegedorn Bay City Runs 105 John Saladna Brantford SO 164
Ernie Calbert Hamilton Hits 174 Richard Glazier Port Huron-Sarnia ERA 1.31
John Roseberry Saginaw Hits 174 Petie Behan Hamilton PCT .840 21-4
Ernie Calbert Hamilton RBI 110
Ernie Calbert Hamilton HR 28

[edit] 1923-1926

1923 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Thomas J. Halligan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bay City Wolves 80 51 .611 - Punch Knoll
Saginaw Aces 78 54 .591 2.5 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Muskegon Anglers 73 57 .562 6.5 Red Fisher
Flint Vehicles 70 63 .526 11 Dan O'Leary
Kalamazoo Celery Pickers 69 64 .518 12 Marty Becker
London Tecumsehs 55 73 .430 23.5 Leo Mackey / Jack Beatty
Grand Rapids Billbobs 55 76 .420 25 Bob Wells
Hamilton Tigers 45 87 .341 35.5 Johnny Carlin

Playoff: None

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frank Luce Flint BA .382 Seraphin Good Bay City W 20
Al Bashang Saginaw Runs 106 Seraphin Good Bay City SO 168
Art Jahn Flint Hits 172 Ovila Lahaie Bay City ERA 1.85
Tex Jeanes Saginaw Hits 172 Seraphin Good Bay City PCT .800 20-5
Tex Jeanes Saginaw RBI 108
Art Jahn Flint HR 18


1924 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Thomas J. Halligan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bay City Wolves 86 50 .632 - Punch Knoll
Flint Vehicles 78 52 .600 5 Dan O'Leary
Hamilton Clippers 76 60 .559 10 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Saginaw Aces 72 64 .529 14 Al Bashang
London Tecumsehs 62 70 .470 22 Jack Beatty
Grand Rapids Homoners 60 74 .448 25 Josh Devore
Muskegon Anglers 58 79 .423 28.5 Red Fisher / Jack Ryan (ryanja02)
Kalamazoo Kazoos 45 88 .338 39.5 Marty Becker / Newt Hunter

Playoff: Bay City 4 games, Flint 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Leo Payne Grand Rapids BA .397 Joe Kiefer Bay City W 19
Frank McGee Hamilton Runs 111 Ovila Lahaie Bay City SO 148
George Tomer Bay City Hits 174 Elton Rynearson Muskegon ERA 2.51
Frank Gleich Hamilton RBI 95 Sylvester Heitzman Bay City PCT .783 18-5
Frank Luce Flint HR 23


1925 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Thomas J. Halligan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
London Indians 83 52 .615 - Mike Baker
Hamilton Clippers 82 57 .590 3 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel
Saginaw Aces 76 66 .535 10.5 Les Nunamaker
Bay City Wolves 74 67 .525 12 Dick Breen
Flint Vehicles 68 73 .482 18 Jack Hruska
Kitchener Colts 35 103 .254 49.5 Knotty Lee / George Orme

Playoff: Hamilton 4 games, London 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Klein London BA .363 Will Coogan London W 24
Guy Froman Hamilton Runs 107 Marty Griffin Bay City SO 137
Walter Sandquist London Hits 178 Will Coogan London ERA 2.48
Guy Froman Hamilton RBI 112 Pete Harris London PCT .688 22-10
Guy Froman Hamilton HR 18



1926 Michigan-Ontario League
President: Thomas J. Halligan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Port Huron Saints 20 10 .667 - Johnny Carlin
Saginaw Aces 19 11 .633 1 Les Nunamaker
Bay City Wolves 10 18 .357 9 Bob Prysock
Flint Vehicles 9 19 .321 10 Ray Dunn

Last game played June 13. The league merged with the
Central League to form the Michigan State League,
which began play June 15.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edward Zupancic Saginaw BA .349 Frank Matuzek Saginaw W 8
Stanley Casper Saginaw Runs 29 Frank Tubbs Port Huron W 8
Edward Zupancic Saginaw Hits 38 Frank Matuzek Saginaw SO 44
Karl Weber Bay City HR 5 Frank Tubbs Port Huron Pct .889; 8-1

[edit] League Records 1919-1926

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Dutch Ussat Saginaw GA 143 25 Ralph Shafer London BA .410 22
Art Tefry Flint AB 564 25 Frank McGee Hamilton Runs 111 24
Walter Sandquist London Hits 178 25 Guy Froman Hamilton RBI 112 25
Tex Jeanes Saginaw 2B 46 23 Jack Cross London 3B 22 25
Ernie Calbert Hamilton HR 28 22 Ernie Calbert Hamilton TB 308 22
Andrew Getsie London SAC 53 23 Clifford Hegedern Bay City SB 76 23
Al Bashang Saginaw BB 111 23 Dutch Wright Flint SO 98 20


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Al Hughes Kalamazoo GA 42 24 Will Coogin London CG 26 25
George Carman London W 26 20 Bill Horan Grand Rapids L 20 23
Jim Feigert Flint L 20 22 George Carman London Pct .929,26-2 20
Frank Okrie London ERA 1.00 19 John Saladna Brantford IP 302 22
John Glasier Hamilton SO 213 19 Oscar Nossett Kitchener BB 151 25



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[edit] Source

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

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