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There were two leagues called the Missouri Valley League in the first decade of the 20th century. The first one played as a class D league in 1902 & 1903 and Class C in 1904, after which it became the Western Association. The second was a class C league that only played in 1905. Travel costs led to a dispute between the Kansas and Indian Territory factions and the latter split off to form the South Central League in 1906.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1902-1904


[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1902-1904

1902 Missouri Valley League Class D
President: Dr. D. M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Nevada Lunatics 86 38 .694 - James Driscoll
Springfield Reds 83 40 .678 2.5 Frank Hurlburt
Fort Scott Giants 80 44 .645 6 Fred Hornaday
Sedalia Gold Bugs 72 48 .600 12 Joseph Roe / Fultz
Joplin Miners 56 66 .459 29 Claude Marcum / Wickhizer
Coffeyville #Chanute 41 81 .336 44 Porter / Powers/ Galbreath / Jamieson
Jefferson City Convicts 40 85 .320 46.5 A.B. Carey / E.J. Miller
Iola Gasbags 34 90 .274 52 Dan Jenkins
  1. Coffeyville (9-30) moved to Chanute June 23.

No Individual Statistics Available



1903 Missouri Valley League Class D
President: Dr. D. M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Sedalia Gold Bugs 86 47 .647 - W.J. Ferguson / R.N. Harrison
Springfield Midgets 82 48 .631 2.5 Frank Hurlburt
Iola Gaslighters 79 52 .603 6 A.H.Harris
Joplin Miners 69 62 .527 16 Dave Joseph
Fort Scott Giants 71 64 .526 16 Fred Hornaday
Pittsburg Coal Diggers 39 95 .291 47.5 Claude East
Nevada Lunatics # Webb City Goldbugs 21 43 .328 NA A.B. Cockerell
Leavenworth White Sox ## 15 50 .231 NA Clyde Hughes

# Nevada (21-39) moved to Webb City July 13, then disbanded July 16.
## Leavenworth disbanded July 16.
No Individual Statistics Available


1904 Missouri Valley League Class C
President: Dr. D. M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Iola Gasbags 83 41 .669 - Dad Risley
Springfield Midgets 77 46 .626 5.5 F. Smith / John Perrine/Frank Hulburt
Joplin Miners 77 49 .611 7 John Fillman
Sedalia Gold Bugs 71 53 .573 12 E.E. Codding
Pittsburg Coal Diggers 57 64 .471 24.5 O.H. Baldwin / John Kane
Leavenworth Orioles 48 74 .393 34 Eli Cates / Elmer Smith
Topeka Saints 45 78 .366 37.5 Gus Alberts / C. Cole / Shrant / Abbott
Fort Scott Giants 36 89 .288 47.5 Jack Bene / Louis Armstrong
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jacob Bauer Sedalia BA .346 Amos Morgan Iola W 32
Jacob Bauer Sedalia Hits 178 Ed Craig Springfield Pct .826; 19-4
John Root Iola SO 224

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1905

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1905

1905 Missouri Valley League Class C
President: Richard Robertson, Jr.

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Pittsburg Miners 75 26 .743 - H.O. Baldwin
Parsons Preachers 61 40 .604 14 John Hamilton
Muskogee Reds # 52 46 .531 21.5 Sabin / Cooley / Dillard / Sandheimer
Ft. Scott Hay Diggers 49 52 .485 26 Harry Chapman
Webb City Gold Bugs 47 54 .465 28 Elmer Meredith
Tulsa Oilers 44 58 .431 31.5 Charlie Schafft
Vinita Cherokees 41 63 .394 35.5 Ed Finney
South McAlester ##/ Ft. Smith 33 63 .344 39.5 Joe B. Roe
  1. Muskogee disbanded September 1, causing the season to be shortened to September 5.
    1. South McAlester moved to Ft. Smith.

Attendance: Tulsa 25,500

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cy Stinson Pittsburg W 22 Cy Stinson Pittsburg CG 30
Cy Stinson Pittsburg IP 279 William Burns Pittsburg Pct .875; 21-3
All Statistics Available

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.

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