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The Middle Atlantic League (or Mid-Atlantic League) was a class C league from 1925 through 1951, with a break from '43-'45 due to World War II. The league was based primarily in Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. The year 1931 was a particularly turbulent one for the league, as Hagerstown moved to Parkersburg (June 28), then to Youngstown (July 12), and Jeannette moved to Altoona (May 23), then Beaver Falls (July 18). In 1932 the league contracted from 12 teams to six. World War II also proved to be rough on the league. Of the six teams in 1942, only Erie returned after the war in 1946. No city competed every year, with Johnstown, PA represented for 19 out of the 24 seasons and Charleston, WV (12) the only other city competing for at least half the seasons.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1925-1930

1925 Middle Atlantic League
President: Ray H. Archibald

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Johnstown Johnnies 64 31 .674 - Norm McNeill
Cumberland Colts 56 40 .583 8.5 Tom Ray / Hank McEnroe / Jim McGuire
Clarksburg Cyrians/Ghosts 48 45 .516 15 Blake Lytle / Harry Shriver
Fairmont Maroons 47 53 .470 19.5 Cy Perry / Ira Erret
Wheeling Stogies 39 62 .386 28 Art Rooney / Frank Eastley
Scottdale Scotties# 18 41 .305 NA Joe Brahaney

# Scottdale was added to the league July 12.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mike Martineck Johnstown BA .372 John Schmutte Johnstown W 19
Art Rooney Wheeling Runs 109 Charles Harkins Clarksburg SO 123
Art Rooney Wheeling Hits 143 Paul Secrist Cumberland Pct .909; 10-1
Mike Martineck Johnstown HR 18
Art Rooney Wheeling SB 58



1926 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fairmont Diamonds 68 44 .607 - Joe Phillips
Johnstown Johnnies 63 43 .594 2 Norm McNeill
Cumberland Colts 62 48 .564 5 Pat Ragan
Clarksburg Generals 56 51 .523 9.5 Harry Shriver / Bill Pike
Scottdale Scotties 51 61 .455 17 Mike Mowrey
Uniontown Cokers 47 61 .435 19 Tommy Ray / Jim McGuire / Lee King / John Bail
Jeannette Jays 45 64 .413 21.5 Jack Snyder / Warwick Comstock
Wheeling Stogies 44 64 .407 22 Eddie Lennox / John Hummell

Playoff: Johnstown 4 games, Fairmont 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Denny Sothern Cumberland BA .374 Arthur Cousins Fairmont W 21
Edward Sobb Clarksburg Runs 113 Buck Hopkins Scottdale SO 193
Dewey Stover Clarksburg Hits 152 Arthur Cousins Fairmont Pct .750; 21-7
Jack Smith Uniontown HR 28


1927 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cumberland Colts 66 47 .584 - Guy Thompson
Fairmont Black Diamonds 64 50 .561 2.5 Joe Phillips
Clarksburg Generals 63 55 .534 5.5 Greasy Neale
Wheeling Stogies 59 55 .518 7.5 Bobby Prysock
Scottdale Scotties 57 54 .514 8 Moose Marshall
Johnstown Johnnies 57 55 .509 8.5 Babe Adams / Chief Bender
Jeannette Jays 48 65 .425 18 Jim Ferguson / Lee Strait / Elmer Knetzer
Charleroi Babes 42 75 .359 26 John McIlvain / Warwick Comstock

Playoff: Cumberland 4 games, Johnstown 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Karl Weber Wheeling BA .340 William Helmick Fairmont W 18
Edward Sobb Clarksburg Runs 74 Carl Fisher Johnstown SO 133
Karl Weber Wheeling Hits 155 Claude Gillenwater Wheeling ERA 1.66
Ed Conley Cumberland HR 16 Chuck Trader Fairmont/Wheeling PCT .765 13-4


1928 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cumberland Colts 75 49 .605 - Johnny Byrne
Fairmont Black Diamonds 70 51 .578 3.5 Joe Phillips
Wheeling Stogies 68 52 .567 5 Bobby Prysock
Jeannette Jays 65 54 .546 7.5 Lee Strait
Charleroi Babes 62 60 .508 12 Bill Phillips
Johnstown Johnnies 55 59 .482 15 Claude Roth / Chief Bender / Mike Thompson
Clarksburg Generals 42 76 .356 30 Moose Marshall / Webb Cashion / Greasy Neale
Scottdale Scotties 40 76 .345 31 Mike Flaherty

Playoff: Fairmont 4 games, Wheeling 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Pritchard Clarksburg/Wheeling BA .370 Joseph Drugmond Charleroi W 23
Ed Conley Cumberland Runs 99 Joseph Drugmond Charleroi SO 149
Dewey Stover Clarksburg Hits 165 Charles Herrell Cumberland ERA 2.23
Bob Holland Fairmont RBI 96 James Tennant Cumberland PCT .857 12-2
Bob Holland Fairmont HR 20


1929 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Charleroi Governors 67 47 .587 - Bob Rice
Wheeling Stogies 67 47 .587 - Pat Haley
Cumberland Colts 65 53 .551 4 Johnny Byrne
Fairmont Black Diamonds 58 55 .513 8.5 Joe Phillips
Scottdale Scotties 57 58 .496 10.5 Eddie Dyer
Clarksburg Generals 53 63 .457 15 Chap Marable
Jeannette Jays 50 66 .431 18 Lee Strait / Leo Hanley
Johnstown Johnnies 44 72 .379 24 Norm McNeil / Marty Fielder

Playoff: Charleroi 4 games, Wheeling 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Lucas Charleroi BA .407 Irvin Rase Cumberland W 22
George Durning Cumberland Runs 96 Clarence Heise Scottdale SO 154
Fred Lucas Charleroi Hits 178 Irvin Rase Cumberland ERA 2.63
Fred Lucas Charleroi RBI 113 Mike Ryba Scottdale PCT .909 10-1
Fred Lucas Charleroi HR 21
Moose Solters Fairmont HR 21
Jimmy Ripple Jeanette 3B 24


1930 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Johnstown Johnnies 64 53 .547 - Wilbur Good
Clarksburg Generals 64 53 .547 - Greasy Neale
Fairmont Black Diamonds 61 55 .526 2.5 Del Gainer / Tony Cyran / Jim Walsh
Scottdale Scotties 59 55 .518 3.5 Eddie Dyer
Charleroi Governors 58 57 .504 5 Dave Lamb
Cumberland Colts 59 59 .500 5.5 Joe Phillips
Wheeling Stogies 50 65 .435 13 Bobby Prysock / Dan Tapson
Jeannette Jays 49 67 .422 14.5 Dan Pasquella

Playoff: Johnstown 4 games, Clarksburg 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Medwick Scottdale BA .419 Red Proctor Clarksburg W 24
Sam Thomas Johnstown Runs 125 Ed Chapman Scottdale SO 207
Frank Doljack Wheeling Hits 176 Cecil Slaughter Fairmont ERA 3.23
Hal Stricklin Charleroi RBI 108 Tommy Thompson Johnstown PCT .720 18-7
Hal Stricklin Charleroi HR 31

[edit] 1931-1936

1931 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Charleston Senators 82 44 .651 - Dick Hoblitzel
Cumberland Colts 82 46 .641 1 Leo Mackey
Beckley Black Knights 81 49 .623 3 Frank Welch
Scottdale Cardinals 78 55 .586 7.5 Clay Hopper
Johnstown Johnnies 73 54 .575 9.5 Wilbur Good
Huntington Boosters 68 62 .523 16 Dennis Stuart
Fairmont Black Diamonds 65 60 .520 16.5 James Walsh / Tony Cyran
Clarksburg Generals 66 63 .512 17.5 Red Proctor
Hagerstown / Parkersburg / Youngstown## 56 65 .463 23.5 Joe Cambria
Wheeling Stogies 50 77 .394 32.5 Dan Tapson / Pat Haley
Charleroi Governors 30 92 .246 50 Bill Phillips / Arrigiani / Joe Fillingham
Jeannette / Altoona / Beaver Falls# 32 96 .250 51 Joe Phillips / Wicker

# Jeanette (1-11) moved to Altoona May 23, first home game may 28;
# Altoona moved to Beaver Falls July 18, first home game July 29;
## Hagerstown (27-22) moved to Parkersburg June 28;
## Parkersburg (9-5) moved to Youngstown July 12.
Playoff: Cumberland 4 games, Charleston 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Babe Phelps Youngstown BA .408 Edward Marleau Charleston W 23
Sam Thomas Johnstown Runs 122 Bill Lee Scottdale SO 256
Babe Phelps Youngstown Hits 178 Vito Tamulis Cumberland ERA 1.93
Bill Pritchard Johnstown RBI 125 William Helmick Cumberland PCT .818 18-4
Frank Welch Beckley HR 38


1932 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Charleston Senators 70 54 .565 - Danny Boone
Beckley Black Knights 70 54 .565 - Frank Welch / Holt "Cat" Milner
Johnstown Johnnies 66 59 .528 4.5 Karl Weber
Cumberland Colts 62 60 .508 7 Leo Mackey
Clarksburg Generals 60 66 .476 11 Frank Walker / Herbert Smith
Huntington Boosters 45 80 .360 25.5 Johnny Stuart

Playoff: Charlestown 4 games, Beckley 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Sington Beckley BA .368 Carl Spencer Clarksburg W 18
Fred Sington Beckley Runs 110 Wayne LaMaster Charleston SO 177
Lou Chiozza Beckley Runs 110 Wayne LaMaster Charleston ERA 2.27
Lou Chiozza Beckley Hits 187 Joe Martin Charleston PCT .842 16-3
Fred Sington Beckley RBI 110
Fred Sington Beckley HR 29


1933 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wheeling Stogies 78 55 .586 - Jack Sheehan
Zanesville Grays 76 59 .563 3 Walker / Henry "Buzz" Wetzel / Layne / Grimm
Dayton Ducks 71 63 .530 7.5 Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Springfield Chicks 67 64 .511 10 Jake Pitler
Charleston Senators 67 67 .500 11.5 Danny Boone / Watt Powell
Johnstown Johnnies 67 67 .500 11.5 Karl Weber / Leo Mackey
Beckley Black Knights 63 71 .470 15.5 Eli Harris
Huntington Boosters 46 89 .341 33 Stuart / Smith / Neis / Benton

Playoff: Zanesville 4 games, Wheeling 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Pepper Barry Johnstown BA .361 Rex McDonald Springfield W 19
Eddie Wilson Springfield Runs 112 Al Milnar Zanesville SO 194
Pepper Barry Johnstown Hits 194 Kemp Wicker Wheeling ERA 2.00
Mickey Ballande Zanesville RBI 96 Harry Swain
Kemp Wicker
Johnstown
Wheeling
PCT .700 14-6
Mike Noonan Springfield HR 26


1934 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Zanesville Grays 72 51 .585 - Henry Wetzel/Harry Layne / Bert Grimm / Earl Wolgamot
Dayton Ducks 71 54 .568 2 Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Huntington Red Birds 69 53 .566 2.5 Eddie Dyer
Beckley Black Knights 65 57 .533 6.5 Milt Stock
Johnstown Johnnies 62 62 .500 10.5 Guy Sturdy / Vernon Mackie
Springfield Pirates 57 65 .467 14.5 Al DeVormer / Rube Bressler
Charleston Senators 55 67 .451 16.5 Charles Neibergall
Wheeling Stogies 39 81 .325 31.5 Jack Sheehan

Playoff: Zanesville 4 games, Dayton 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Vernon Mackie Johnstown BA .365 Wayne LeMaster Charleston W 17
Sam Thomas Johnstown Runs 123 Roger Wolff Dayton W 17
Arnold Anderson Huntington Hits 174 Wayne Lemaster Charleston SO 168
Vernon Mackie Johnstown RBI 94 Earl Cook Beckley ERA 2.48
Mike Noonan Springfield HR 17 James Minogue Zanesville PCT .765 13-4
Johnny McCarthy Dayton HR 17


1935 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Zanesville Grays 70 54 .565 - Earl Wolgamot
Dayton Ducks 69 55 .556 1 Riley Parker / Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Johnstown Johnnies 67 56 .545 2.5 Joe O'Rourke / John Quinn / Leo Mackey
Akron Yankees 64 59 .520 5.5 Johnny Neun
Huntington Red Birds 60 58 .508 7 Benny Borgmann
Portsmouth Pirates 54 63 .462 12.5 Jake Pitler
Charleston Senators 49 65 .430 16 Russ Young / Val Picinich
Beckley Miners 45 68 .398 19.5 Ralph McAdams / Robert Rawlins

Playoff: Huntington 4 games, Dayton 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jimmy Wasdell Zanesville BA .357 Mike Martynik Huntington W 21
Jim Gruzdis Huntington Runs 111 Mike Martynik Huntington SO 299
Jimmy Wasdell Zanesville Hits 182 Mike Martynik Huntington ERA 2.63
Milt McIntyre Zanesville RBI 110
Milt McIntyre Zanesville HR 24
Benny Borgmann Huntington SB 35


1936 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Zanesville Grays 81 48 .628 - Earl Wolgamot
Charleston Senators 71 58 .550 10 Ignatius Walters
Dayton Ducks 70 59 .543 11 Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Canton Terriers 68 59 .535 12 Floyd Patterson
Akron Yankees 64 63 .504 16 Nick Allen
Huntington Red Birds 60 69 .465 21 Benny Borgmann
Johnstown Johnnies 59 69 .461 21.5 Wilbur Good / Dutch Dorman
Portsmouth Pirates 40 88 .313 40.5 Eddie Kenna

Playoff: Zanesville 2 games, Dayton 1, for the second half and league championships.

Player StatisticsWalter Alston||Huntington||HR||35
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Barney McCosky Charleston BA .400 Tommy Reis Zanesville W 21
Oscar Grimes Zanesville Runs 150 Mike Martynik Huntington SO 226
Jeff Heath Zanesville Hits 208 John Haley Canton ERA 2.63
Jeff Heath Zanesville RBI 187 Tommy Reis Zanesville PCT .700 21-9

[edit] 1937-1942

1937 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Canton Terriers 81 46 .591 - Floyd Patterson
Springfield Indians 81 47 .587 .5 Earl Wolgamot
Portsmouth Red Birds 72 57 .558 10 Benny Borgmann
Akron Yankees 64 61 .512 16 Leo Mackey
Dayton Ducks 61 65 .484 19.5 Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Charleston Senators 60 66 .476 20.5 Ignatius Walters
Johnstown Johnnies 52 74 .413 28.5 Jacques Fournier
Zanesville Grays 33 88 .273 45 Possum Whitted

Playoff: Akron 3 games, Springfield 1; Canton 3 games, Portsmouth 1.
Finals: Canton 3 games, Akron 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frank Scalzi Springfield BA .377 Bill Kerksieck Canton W 24
Frank Scalzi Springfield Runs 147 Lee Sherrill Portsmouth SO 274
Frank Scalzi Springfield Hits 197 Bob Katz Canton ERA 2.73
Marvin Pelton Portsmouth RBI 114 Ken Jungles Springfield PCT .840 21-4
Frank Scalzi Springfield HR 34


1938 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portsmouth Red Birds 79 50 .612 - Benny Borgmann
Canton Terriers 79 51 .608 .5 Floyd Patterson
Springfield Indians 71 59 .546 8.5 Earl Wolgamot
Akron Yankees 66 62 .516 12.5 Pip Koehler
Charleston Senators 59 67 .468 18.5 Paul O'Malley
Dayton Ducks 58 72 .446 21.5 Red Rollings / Howard "Ducky" Holmes / Jim Lindsey
Erie Sailors 52 75 .409 26 Jocko Munch
Johnstown Johnnies 50 78 .391 28.5 Bobby Goff

Playoff: Akron 3 games, Canton 0; Portsmouth 3 games, Springfield 1.
Finals: Portsmouth 4 games, Akron 3.
Most Valuable Player: Frankie Silvanic, Akron

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Whitey Kurowski Portsmouth BA .386 Tex Hughson Canton W 22
Whitey Kurowski Portsmouth Runs 133 Vearal Puckett Canton SO 188
Whitey Kurowski Portsmouth Hits 209 Jep Jefferson Johnstown SO 188
Chet Wieczorek Portsmouth RBI 130 James Morris Charleston ERA 275
Frankie Silvanic Akron HR 35 Tex Hughson Canton PCT .759 22-7


1939 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Canton Terriers 77 52 .597 - Floyd Patterson
Charleston Senators 70 60 .538 7.5 Edward Hall
Akron Yankees 69 61 .531 8.5 Pip Koehler
Springfield Indians 66 64 .508 11.5 Earl Wolgamot
Portsmouth Red Birds 61 69 .469 16.5 Joe Davis
Dayton Wings 60 69 .465 17 Dud Lee / Andy Cohen
Youngstown Browns 60 70 .462 17.5 Billy Urbanski
Erie Sailors 55 73 .430 21.5 Jocko Munch

Playoff: Canton 3 games, Akron 1; Springfield 3 games, Charleston 1.
Finals: Canton 4 games, Springfield 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Murphy Portsmouth BA .375 Robert Waugh Akron W 20
Frank Genovese Canton Runs 113 Max Surkont Portsmouth SO 193
Peter Kraus Youngstown Hits 172 Joe Davis Portsmouth ERA 2.49
Johnny Lazor Canton RBI 103 Ralph Waite Canton PCT .792 19-5
Ed Murphy Portsmouth HR 22


1940 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Akron Yankees 73 54 .575 - Pip Koehler
Charleston Senators 64 62 .508 8.5 Ed Hall
Youngstown Browns 62 62 .500 9.5 Rod Whitney
Dayton Wings 60 65 .480 12 Andy Cohen
Canton Terriers 58 65 .472 13 Floyd Patterson
Portsmouth Red Birds 59 68 .465 14 Dutch Dorman / Walter Alston

Playoff: Akron 3 games, Youngstown 2; Dayton 3 games, Charleston 1.
Finals: Akron 3 games, Dayton 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Tighe Akron BA .325 Clem Dreisewerd Portsmouth W 23
Tony Sams Akron Runs 109 Mel Queen Akron SO 202
Bob Dillinger Youngstown Runs 109 Bob Haas Charleston ERA 2.25
Tony Sams Akron Hits 163 Clem Dreisewerd Portsmouth PCT .719 23-9
Bob Dillinger Youngstown Hits 163
Jerry Witte Youngstown RBI 124
Walter Alston Portsmouth HR 28


1941 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Akron Yankees 77 48 .616 - Buzz Boyle
Erie Sailors 75 51 .595 2.5 Kerby Farrell
Canton Terriers 71 54 .568 6 Floyd Patterson
Springfield Cardinals 69 57 .548 8.5 Walter Alston
Charleston Senators 58 59 .496 15 Ed Hall
Dayton Ducks 50 75 .400 27 Howard "Ducky" Holmes / Bill McWilliams
Youngstown Browns 49 75 .395 27.5 Joe Bilgere / Len Schulte
Zanesville Cubs 43 73 .371 29.5 Jackie Warner

Playoff: Erie 3 games, Springfield 0; Canton 3 games, Akron 2.
Finals: Erie 4 games, Canton 1.

Player StatisticsWalter Alston||Springfield||HR||25
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Como Cotelle Dayton/Erie BA .367 Lou Lucier Canton W 23
Walter Alston Springfield Runs 88 Lou Lucier Canton SO 199
Como Cotelle Dayton/Erie Hits 150 Lou Lucier Canton ERA 1.51
Walter Alston Springfield RBI 102 Lou Lucier Canton Pct .821 23-5


1942 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Charleston Senators 75 51 .595 - Jack Knight
Dayton Ducks 74 53 .583 1.5 Paul Chervinko / Howard "Ducky" Holmes
Canton Terriers 68 61 .527 8.5 Floyd Patterson
Erie Sailors 63 65 .492 13 Kirby Farrell
Springfield Cardinals 59 71 .454 18 Walter Alston
Zanesville Cubs 46 84 .354 31 Jackie Warner

Playoff: Canton 3 games, Charleston 0; Erie 3 games, Dayton 2.
Finals: Erie 4 games, Canton 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Como Cotelle Erie BA .327 Bob Kuzava Charleston W 21
Sam Gentile Canton Runs 79 Jack Clifton Canton SO 170
Sam Gentile Canton Hits 149 Arnold Reichert Dayton ERA 1.50
Walter Alston Springfield RBI 90 Bob Kuzava Charleston PCT .778 21-6
Walter Alston Springfield HR 12


The League Shut down in 1943, '44 and '45 due to WW II

[edit] 1946--1951

1946 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Erie Sailors 91 39 .700 - Steve Mizerak
Butler Yankees 78 52 .600 13 Milt Rosner
Youngstown Gremlins 67 62 .519 23.5 Paul Birch
Niagara Falls Frontiers 64 66 .492 27 George Proechel / Bill Mongiello
Johnstown Johnnies 49 80 .388 41.5 Cyril Pfeifer
Oil City Oilers 40 90 .308 51 Charlie Muse / Charles Harig

Playoff: Erie 3 games, Youngstown 1; Niagara Falls 3 games, Butler 1.
Finals: Erie 4 games, Niagara Falls 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cyril Pfeifer Johnstown BA .344 John Uber Erie W 18
Victor Fucci Butler Runs 101 Bill Webb Erie W 18
Harry R. Anderson Butler Hits 159 John Uber Erie SO 192
Bill Behie Butler RBI 87 George Bamberger Erie ERA 1.35
Maurice Cunningham Butler/Youngs HR 14 John Kucab Youngstown .923 12-1


1947 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Vandergrift Pioneers 76 46 .623 - 87,000 Floyd Patterson
Niagara Falls Frontiers 68 55 .553 8.5 48,000 Steve Mizerak
Erie Sailors 68 56 .548 9 107,000 Don Cross
Butler Yankees 62 62 .500 15 56,000 Jack Warner
Oil City Refiners 61 63 .492 16 57,000 Charlie Engle
Youngstown Colts 55 68 .447 21.5 52,000 Charles Harig
Uniontown Coal Barons 53 72 .424 24.5 75,000 Alexander Stutzke
Johnstown Johnnies 52 73 .416 25.5 101,000 Jay Kirke, Jr.

Playoff: Vandergrift 3 games, Erie 0; Butler 3 games, Niagara Falls 2.
Finals: Vandergrift 4 games, Butler 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Alex Garbowski Vandergrift BA .396 Egon Feuker Erie W 18
Bob Reash Oil City Runs 115 Stan Fain Uniontown SO 165
Keith Peloe Niagara Falls Runs 115 Egon Feuker Erie ERA 2.81
Bob Reash Oil City Hits 183 Whitey Ford Butler PCT .765 13-4
Jack Merson Uniontown RBI 107
Maurice Cunningham Youngstown HR 26


1948 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Vandergrift Pioneers 86 39 .688 - 51,367 Floyd Patterson / Lew Krausse
Erie Sailors 80 44 .645 5.5 105,562 Don Ramsey
Uniontown Coal Barons 77 49 .611 9.5 82,147 Bill Mongiello
Johnstown Johnnies 67 57 .540 18.5 102,365 Roy Nichols
Butler Yankees 61 64 .488 25 41,586 Jack Farmer
Oil City Refiners 50 76 .397 36.5 47,682 Ray Dahlstrom / Otto Denning
New Castle Chiefs 43 83 .341 43.5 42,297 Robert Crow / Frankie Pytlak / Carl Miller
Youngstown Colts 37 89 .294 49.5 41,123 Bud Ott / Lewis Richardson

Playoff: Vandergrift 3 games, Uniontown 1; Erie 3 games, Johnstown 1.
Finals: Erie 4 games, Vandergrift 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Art Seguso Butler BA .357 George Heller Vandergrift W 20
Robert Hill Vandergrift Runs 120 George Heller Vandergrift SO 161
Rocky Tedesco Vandergrift Hits 178 Walter Cox Erie ERA 2.71
Art Seguso Butler RBI 146 George Heller Vandergrift PCT .833 20-4
Earl Littenberger Vandergrift HR 26


1949 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Erie Sailors 85 53 .616 - 101,038 Pete Pavich
Johnstown Johnnies 84 55 .604 1.5 105,776 Roy Nichols
Youngstown Athletics 74 62 .544 10 62,667 Ed Morgan
Oil City Refiners 67 69 .493 17 55,316 Otto Denning
Butler Tigers 66 72 .478 19 40,221 Bob Engle / Boom-Boom Beck
Vandergrift Pioneers 63 72 .467 20.5 40,523 George Savino
Uniontown Coal Barons 55 83 .398 30 38,037 Wes Griffin
New Castle Nats 54 82 .397 30 28,233 Bill Mongiello

Playoff: Erie 4 games, Johnstown 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Robert Betz Youngstown BA .345 Johnny Kucab Youngstown W 21
Spider Wilhelm Youngstown Runs 145 Charlie Wagner New Castle SO 206
Spider Wilhelm Youngstown Hits 181 Charlie Wagner New Castle ERA 3.20
Robert Betz Youngstown Hits 181 Harry Hintz Johnstown PCT .778 14-4
Robert Betz Youngstown RBI 135
Joseph Beran Johnstown HR 36
Bill Palumbo Johnstown BB 152


1950 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Oil City Refiners 70 44 .617 - 39,267 Jim Davis
Butler Tigers 67 49 .578 4 31,816 Marv Olson
Erie Sailors 63 52 .548 7.5 54,850 Pete Pavich
New Castle Nats 64 54 .542 8 31,082 Charles Cronin
Youngstown Athletics 51 61 .455 18 14,003 Buck Etchison
Niagara Falls Citizens 48 69 .410 23.5 50,224 Mike Ulisney / Walt Chipple
Johnstown Johnnies 45 69 .395 25 43,387 Roy Nichols
Vandergrift Pioneers# 31 41 .431 NA 13,493 Don Hasenmayer
  1. Vandergrift disbanded July 20.

Playoffs: Oil City 3 games, Erie 0; Butler 3 games, New Castle 2;
Finals: Butler 4 games, Oil City, 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Robert Huddleton Oil City BA .364 Paul Foytack Butler W 18
Milton Kress Erie Runs 116 Paul Foytack Butler SO 219
Tom Falk Butler Hits 148 Paul Foytack Butler ERA 2.78
Buck Etchison Youngstown RBI 115 Harvey Roop Vandergrift HR 21


1951 Middle Atlantic League
President: Elmer M. Daily

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Erie Sailors 85 40 .680 - 45,892 Pete Appleton
Niagara Falls Citizens 74 47 .612 9 44,000 Jim Davis
New Castle Indians 61 58 .513 21 42,000 Al Milnar
Lockport Locks 65 63 .508 21.5 24,375 Bill Mongiello / Glenn Gardner
Butler Tigers 48 74 .352 35.5 31,000 Norm Gerdeman / Bill Allen / Red Barrett
Youngstown / Oil City A's# 24 75 .242 NA 14,988 Mike Garbark / Rudy York
  1. Youngstown moved to Oil City June 2; Oil City disbanded August 6.

Playoff: Niagara Falls 4 games, Erie 2;

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Walter Kowalski New Castle BA .375 Kenneth Yount Niagara Falls W 20
Walter Kowalski New Castle Runs 134 Frank Zeisz Niagara Falls SO 153
Jack Byers Erie Runs 134 Kenneth Yount Niagara Falls ERA 2.84
Walter Kowalski New Castle Hits 169 Keith Nicolls PCT .867 13-2
Walter Kowalski New Castle RBI 134
Rudy York New Castle/Oil City HR 34

[edit] League Records 1925-1951

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Joe Beran Johnstown GA 140 49 Joe Medwick Scottdale BA .419 30
Charles Segale Butler AB 581 49 Oscar Grimes Zanesville Runs 150 36
Whitey Kurowski Portsmouth Hits 209 38 Jeff Heath Zanesville RBI 187 36
Jimmy Wasdell Zanesville 2B 54 35 Jimmy Ripple Jeanette 3B 24 39
Frank Welch Beckley HR 38 31 Jeff Heath Zanesville TB 367 36
Anthony Cyran Fairmont SAC 36 30 Eugene Bilo New Castle SB 72 50
Bill Palumbo Johnstown BB 152 49 Joe Beran Johnstown SO 153 49


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Howard Kiser Niagara Falls GA 55 46 Johnny Kucab Youngstown CG 25 49
Red Proctor Clarksburg W 24 30 Charles Trader Beaver Falls L 22 31
Ralph Waite Canton WP 23 39 Johnny Kucab Youngstown Pct .923,12-1 41
Chief Bender Johnstown ERA 1.33 28 Jope Drugmond Charleroi IP 307 28
Mike Martynik Huntington SO 299 35 Hooks Iott Youngstown BB 195 40
Melvin Miller Charleston HB 21 31 Paul Secrist Cumberland Pct .909,10-1 25


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