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The New England League existed in at least five incarnations. The first league to use the name competed from 1886-1888, the second from 1891-1899. From 1901 till 1915 the New England League played, and was classified as a class B loop when the NA was formed in 1902. The next attempt was a short-lived league, also a class B one (as were the others to follow) - this one only existed in 1919.

A third New England League was started up in 1926 and lasted five seasons before folding. After two years of quiet, a fourth New England League started in 1933; after one season it changed its name to the Northeastern League. The final attempt came in the deluge of new minor leagues after World War II and ran from 1946 through 1949.

Lawrence, Lowell, and Portland competed at some point in all the incarnations of the league.


Contents

[edit] Cities Represented - Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1886-1888


1886 New England League
President: Jacob C. Morse

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portland 66 36 .647 - Harry Spence
Haverhill 59 38 .608 4.5 Frank Selee / Fred Doe / John Irwin
Newburyport / Lynn # 53 52 .505 14.5 Dan Shannon / Ed Flanagan / Fred Doe
Brockton 45 56 .455 20.5 Bill McGunnigle / Jim Cudworth
Lawrence 42 55 .433 21.5 Frank Cox
Boston Blues 35 63 .357 29 Tim Murnane / Walt Burnham

# Newburyport (35-34) moved to Lynn August 14.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom McCarthy Brockton BA .330 Tom Lovett Newburyport/Lynn W 32
Bobby Wheelock Portland Runs 93 Tom Lovett Newburyport/Lynn SO 300
Sam LaRoque Newburyport/Lynn Hits 134 Tom Lovett Newburyport/Lynn ERA 1.27
Guerdon Whiteley Newburyport/Lynn HR 11 Tom Lovett Newburyport/Lynn Pct .756; 31-10
Ted Scheffler Portland HR 11 Tug Wilson Newburyport/Lynn HR 11
Mike Slattery Haverhill SB 63


1887 New England League
President: Jacob C. Morse

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell Browns 71 33 .683 - Bill McGunnigle
Portland 68 36 .654 3 Harry Spence
Boston Blues / Haverhill Blues ### 47 36 .566 13.5 Walt Burnham
Manchester Farmers 55 46 .545 14.5 Frank Leonard
Lawrence / Salem #### 45 50 .473 21.5 Pat Pettee / Henry Putnam
Lynn Lyons 40 64 .384 31 George Brackett / Henry Murphy
Haverhill ## 15 41 .268 NA Arthur Williams / Fred Doe
Salem Fairies # 10 45 .181 NA Fessenden / Flanagan / Frank Murphy

# Salem disbanded July 9.
## Haverhill disbanded July 11.
### Boston (35-18) moved to Haverhill July 11.
#### Lawrence (29-34) moved to Salem July 26.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hugh Duffy Salem/Lowell BA .470 Henry Burns Lowell W 32
Wyman Andrus Portland Runs 165 Henry Burns Lowell SO 137
Wyman Andrus Portland Hits 233 Jim Devlin Lynn ERA 1.84
Ed Kennedy Lowell HR 15 Henry Burns Lowell Pct .780; 32-9
Gil Hatfield Portland SB 141


1888 New England League
President: Edward Chesney

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell Chippies 51 36 .573 - Jim Cudworth
Worcester Grays 48 40 .545 3.5 Walt Burnham
Manchester Maroons 47 50 .485 9 Jim Clinton / Herbert Clough
Lynn Lions ## 37 26 .587 NA George Brackett
Salem Witches ### 36 34 .514 NA Wallace Fessenden
Portsmouth Lillies # 12 20 .375 NA Frank Leonard
Portland # 2 18 .200 NA Henry Myers / David Mahoney

# Portland disbanded June 9 and was replaced by Portsmouth July 20.
## Lynn disbanded July 20.
### Salem disbanded August 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ted Scheffler Manchester BA .375 Alex Ferson Lynn/Manchester W 25
Ted Scheffler Manchester Runs 107 Alex Ferson Lynn/Manchester ERA 1.10
Ed Kennedy Lowell Hits 121 Alex Ferson Lynn/Manchester Pct .781; 25-7
Mark Polhemus Lowell HR 14 Henry Burns Lowell SO 224

[edit] 1891-1899, 1901-1915



1891 New England League
President: E. B. Fuller

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester 47 25 .653 - Charles Greenleaf
Portland 46 25 .648 .5 Frank Leonard
Manchester Amoskeags 42 30 .583 5 Louis Bacon
Lowell Lowells 37 29 .561 7 King Kerville
Salem 27 34 .443 14.5 Hopkins / Jack Burdock
Woonsocket (NEL)# 11 23 .324 NA Dave Rowe
Lynn ## 18 45 .286 NA Harry Putnam / Herbert Nichols / Charles Cook
Lewiston # 11 28 .282 NA Jeremiah Scannell

# Woonsocket and Lewiston joined the league June 10.
## Lynn disbanded July 20.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Kelley Lowell BA .323 Charles Willis Portland W 21
Jim Connor Manchester Runs 80 Charles Willis Portland Pct .724; 21-8
John O'Brien Portland Hits 91 John Feen Worcester SO 137
John Newell Portland HR 7


1892 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Woonsocket (NEL) 63 31 .670 0 George Hawes / Tom O'Brien
Portland 56 38 .596 7 Michael Garrity
Lewiston-Auburn Gazettes 53 45 .541 12 Forrest Keay / Frank Leonard
Brockton Shoemakers 46 45 .505 15.5 Bill McGunnigle
Salem 47 57 .452 21 Louis Bacon
Lowell ## 30 30 .500 NA Art Whitney / Jim Cudworth
Manchester / Lawrence # 26 45 .366 NA William Freeman / Charles Keefe
Pawtucket ## 17 47 .266 NA William Rowe

# Manchester moved to Lawrence July 2, and later disbanded.
## Lowell and Pawtucket disbanded July 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Rogers Portland BA .323 Tub Welch Lewiston/Auburn Wins 24
Hi Ladd Woonsocket Hits 140 Henry Killeen Salem S0 251
Tom O'Brien Woonsocket Runs 106 Fred Klobedanz Portland Pct .655,19-10
Abel Lizotte Lewiston HR 10
Jim Rogers Portland HR 10
Frank Connaughton Pawtucket/Lewiston SB 44
Bill Clymer Portland SB 44


1893 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fall River Indians 60 30 .667 - Mike McDermott
Lewiston 56 37 .602 5.5 John Leighton
Portland 44 43 .506 14.5 Michael Garrity
Dover 40 43 .482 16.5 Frank Leonard
Brockton Shoemakers 30 51 .370 25.5 Fred Doe
Lowell / Manchester / Boston Reds# 29 55 .345 28 Bill McGunnigle / Tom O'Brien

# Lowell (14-20) moved to Manchester June 26; Manchester (3-13) moved to Boston July 16.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Willard Mains Portland BA .377 Ezra Lincoln Fall River W 24
Biff Sheehan Lewiston Runs 118 Win Mercer Dover SO 136
Abel Lizotte Lewiston Hits 147 Ezra Lincoln Fall River Pct .774; 24-7
Abel Lizotte Lewiston HR 25
Mike McDermott Fall River SB 80


1894 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fall River Indians 62 35 .639 - Mike McDermott
Haverhill 53 41 .564 7.5 John Irwin
Portland 51 43 .543 9.5 Michael Garrity
Bangor Millionaires 48 48 .500 13.5 Louis Bacon / Jack Sharrott
Lewiston 46 50 .479 15.5 John Leighton / Sam LaRoque
Pawtucket Maroons 46 52 .469 16.5 Frank Leonard / Royal Perrin
Worcester # 27 32 .458 NA Johnny Murphy / Mike Slattery
Brockton Shoemakers ## 30 62 .326 NA William Allen / Charles Wilson

# Worcester disbanded July 13.
## Brocton disbanded August 25.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Buck Freeman Haverhill BA .386 Cozy Dolan Portland Wins 21
Tom Bannon Pawtuckett Runs 137 Henry Stevens Fall River Pct .696; 16-7
Buck Freeman Haverhill Hits 167 John Stafford Lewiston SO 133
Buck Freeman Haverhill HR 34
Tom Bannon Pawtucket SB 101


1895 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fall River Indians 67 39 .632 - Mike McDermott
New Bedford Whalers 60 45 .571 6.5 Fred Doe
Bangor Millionaires 55 49 .529 11 Jack Sharrott / William Long
Pawtucket Maroons 52 53 .495 14.5 Louis Bacon / Harry Davis
Lewiston 47 54 .465 17.5 Mike Slattery / Michael Garrity
Brockton Shoemakers 48 56 .463 18 Royal Perrin
Portland 47 60 .439 20.5 Michael Garrity / Frank Leonard /Charles Merrill
Augusta Kennebecs 44 64 .407 24 Walt Burnham
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Davis Pawtucket BA .391 Fred Klobedanz Fall River W 28
Hobe Whiting Pawtucket Runs 139 Tom Braham Bangor Pct .800; 16-4
Harry Davis Pawtucket Hits 189 Danny Friend New Bedford SO 184
Harry Davis Pawtucket HR 16
Irv Waldron Pawtucket SB 84


1896 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fall River Indians 68 39 .636 - Charles Marston
Bangor Millionaires 63 39 .618 2.5 William Long / Mike McDermott
Brockton Shoemakers 63 43 .594 4.5 Walt Burnham
New Bedford Browns 57 48 .543 10 Fred Doe
Pawtucket Maroons 55 54 .505 14 John F. "Phenomenal" Smith
Augusta Kennebecs 35 68 .340 31 Walter Harrington / Denny Clare
Portland ## 32 58 .356 NA Frank Leonard
Lewiston # 29 53 .354 NA Michael Garrity / Ed Flanagan / Henry Slater

# Lewiston disbanded August 14.
## Portland disbanded August 23.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Napoleon Lajoie Fall River BA .429 Fred Klobedanz Fall River W 26
Irv Waldron Pawtucket Runs 137 Jim Korwan Brockton SO 168
Irv Waldron Pawtucket Hits 182 Fred Klobedanz Fall River Pct .813; 26-6
Ed Breckinridge Brockton HR 25
George Yeager Pawtucket HR 25
Louis Lippert Lewiston/Fall River SB 77


1897 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Brockton Shoemakers 70 37 .654 0 Walt Burnham
Newport Colts 70 37 .654 0 Michael Finn
Pawtucket Phenoms 54 51 .514 15 John F. "Phenomenal" Smith
Fall River Indians 47 59 .443 22.5 Mike McDermott / Charles Marston
Taunton Herrings 40 68 .370 30.5 John Irwin
New Bedford Whalers 38 67 .362 31 Con Murphy / Mike McDermott
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jimmy Sheckard Brockton BA .370 Marvin Hawley Newport W 24
Jimmy Sheckard Brockton Runs 122 Frank Todd Pawtucket SO 99
Jimmy Sheckard Brockton Hits 166 Togie Pittinger Brockton Pct .737; 14-5
Tom News Pawtucket HR 17
Jimmy Sheckard Brockton SB 53


1898 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Brockton Shoemakers 32 16 .667 - Walt Burnham
Pawtucket Tigers 26 23 .530 6.5 Hobe Whiting
Fall River Indians 28 25 .528 6.5 John F. "Phenomenal" Smith
Newport Colts 26 28 .481 9 Mike Finn / Mike Kelley
New Bedford / Worcester # 20 22 .476 9 Fred Doe / Charles Rice
Taunton Herrings 15 33 .312 17 Frank Leonard

# New Bedford (18-20) moved to Worcester June 14.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom News Pawtucket BA .401 Frank Todd Pawtucket W 13
Mike Kelley Newport Runs 56 Jack Cronin Fall River SO 67
Tom News Pawtucket Hits 85 Grant Thatcher Brockton Pct .833; 10-2
Tom News Pawtucket HR 9
John Gilbert Newport SB 36


1899 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portland Phenoms 61 39 .610 - John F. "Phenomenal" Smith
Manchester Manchesters 55 41 .573 4 John Irwin
Newport Colts 52 46 .531 8 Mike Finn
Taunton Herrings 34 67 .337 27.5 Bobby Moore / George Grant
Brockton Shoemakers ### 45 27 .625 NA Walt Burnham
Pawtucket Colts ### 37 40 .481 NA Hobe Whiting
Fitchburg / Lawrence # 3 14 .176 NA Ed Norton
Cambridge/Lowell Orphans ## 4 16 .200 NA George Spalding

# Fitchburg (3-7) moved to Lawrence May 24, then disbanded June 1.
. ## Cambridge (3-13) transferred to Lowell May 29, then disbanded June 1.
### Brockton and Pawtucket disbanded after the first half, August 8.
Manchester attempted to win the second half title on the last day of the season by playing six games with Portland. Manchester won all six, but the results were thrown out by the league directors.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
"Phenomenal" Smith Portland BA .386 Thomas Flanagan Portland W 20
George Noblitt Portland Runs 112 Gussie Gannon Newport Pct .739,17-6
George Noblitt Portland Hits 147 Sammy Curran Manches SO 104
George Noblitt Portland HR 12 Thomas Gallagher Newport SO 104
Ed Breckenbridge Brockton HR 12
John Gilbert Newport SB 53


1901 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portland 55 37 .598 - Oyster Burns
Manchester 48 39 .552 4.5 John A. Smith
Lowell Tigers 47 47 .500 9 Fred Lake
Haverhill Hustlers 45 48 .484 10.5 F.H. Burrill
Lewiston 42 50 .457 13 Fred Doe
Nashua 39 49 .443 14 Henry Burns
Bangor / Brockton Bees # 24 16 .600 NA Walt Burnham
Augusta / Lynn Live Oaks ## 11 25 .306 NA John Leighton

# Bangor (22-14) moved to Brockton June 30, then disbanded July 6.
Augusta (10-23) moved to Lynn June 30, then disbanded July 6.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John A. Smith Manchester BA .363 Frank Willis Bangor/Brockton/Lowell W 18
Jim Barry Portland Hits 141 Frank Willis Bangor/Brockton/Lowell SO 160
John Wiley Portland Runs 94 Jake Volz Manchester ERA 1.49
Nick Wise Lewis/Haver HR 12 Horace Newenham Portland Pct .667,10-5


1902 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Manchester 75 37 .670 - John A. Smith
Haverhill Hustlers 62 49 .559 12.5 C.A. Driscoll / Billy Hamilton
Lawrence Colts 60 51 .541 14.5 William Parsons
Concord Marines 58 53 .523 16.5 John Carney
Dover 55 56 .495 19.5 Fred Doe
Lowell Tigers 52 59 .468 22.5 Fred Lake
Nashua 46 66 .411 29 Henry Burns
Fall River Indians 37 74 .333 37.5 Sandy McDermott
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John A. Smith Manchester BA .369 Frank Morrissey Manchester W 27
Jim Murray Manchester Runs 91 Frank Morrissey Manchester Pct .884; 27-5
Pat Conroy Lawrence Hits 155 Jake Volz Manchester SO 220
Jim Murray Manchester HR 12 Fred Klobedanz Lawrence ERA 0.90


1903 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell Tigers 72 41 .637 - Fred Lake
Nashua 68 46 .596 4.5 Ed Ashenbach / Chub Collins
Manchester 66 45 .595 5 John A. Smith
Concord Marines 63 47 .573 7.5 John Carney / Frank Eustace
Fall River Indians 57 56 .504 15 Sandy McDermott
Lawrence Colts 48 62 .436 22.5 William Parsons / Stephen Flanagan
Brockton / New Bedford # 46 63 .422 24 Fred Doe
Haverhill Hustlers 26 86 .232 45.5 Billy Hamilton / Charles O'Reilly / Pep Deininger

# Brockton (18-23) moved to New Bedford June 27.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Happy Iott Fall River BA .317 George "Lem" Cross Lowell Wins 27
Pinky Swander Manchester Hits 140 George "Lem" Cross Lowell Pct .750,27-9
Clark Rapp Manchester Runs 86 Harry Morgan Fall River SO 197
Lou Knau Manchester HR 7 Cy Voorhees Nashua ERA 0.91


1904 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Haverhill Hustlers 82 41 .667 - Billy Hamilton
New Bedford Whalers 64 58 .525 17.5 Fred Doe
Fall River Indians 65 60 .520 18 Sandy McDermott
Manchester 61 60 .504 20 John A. Smith
Concord Marines 62 62 .500 20.5 Nathan Pulsifer
Nashua 62 62 .500 20.5 John Carney / Sid Rollins
Lowell Tigers 59 62 .488 22 Fred Lake
Lawrence Colts 36 86 .295 45.5 Stephen Flanagan
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Hamilton Haverhill BA .412 Jim McGinley Haverhill Wins 33
Billy Hamilton Haverhill Hits 168 Jim McGinley Haverhill Pct .825,33-7
Billy Hamilton Haverhill Runs 113 Jake Volz Manchester SO 224
Dick Van Zant Nashua HR 7 Joe Yeager Fall River ERA 0.98


1905 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Concord Marines 69 39 .639 - Frank Eustace
Fall River Indians 66 40 .623 2 Sandy McDermott
Lynn Shoemakers 60 48 .556 9 Fred Lake / Frank Leonard
New Bedford Whalers 60 50 .545 10 Fred Doe
Haverhill Hustlers 53 51 .510 14 Connie Murphy
Manchester / Lawrence Colts # 52 54 .491 16 Win Clark
Nashua 41 66 .383 27.5 Stephen Flanagan
Lowell / Taunton Tigers ## 28 81 .257 41.5 William Connor / George Grant

# Manchester (33-28) moved to Lawrence July 20.
## Lowell (24-45) moved to Taunton August 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Armbruster Manchester/Lawrence BA .339 Joe Harris Fall River W 25
Harry Armbruster Manchester/Lawrence Runs 99 Joe Harris Fall River Pct .735; 25-9
Harry Armbruster Manchester/Lawrence Hits 134
Clarence Lovell Lynn HR 6


1906 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester Busters 74 42 .638 - Jesse Burkett
Lynn Shoemakers 66 49 .574 7.5 Frank Leonard
Lawrence Colts 65 52 .556 9.5 John A. Smith / Al Weddige / Jim Rolley
New Bedford Whalers 63 54 .538 11.5 Jim Canavan
Manchester Textiles 57 56 .504 15.5 Stephen Flanagan
Fall River Indians 55 59 .482 18 Sandy McDermott
Haverhill Hustlers 53 63 .457 21 J.H. Sayer
Lowell Tigers 28 86 .246 45 Fred Lake
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jesse Burkett Worcester BA .344 Henry Labelle Lynn W 23
Tommy Madden Haverhill Runs 80 Sam Frock Worcester Pct .741; 20-7
Elmer Zacher Worcester Hits 143 Mike O'Toole Manchester CG 36
Clarence Lovell Lynn HR 4 William Sline Worcester SO 165
Simmy Murch Manchester HR 4
Fred Klobedanz New Bedford HR 4


1907 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester Busters 76 36 .679 - Jesse Burkett
Lynn Shoemakers 61 49 .555 14 Frank Leonard
Brockton Tigers 59 51 .536 16 Stephen Flanagan
Haverhill Hustlers 55 55 .500 20 Billy Hamilton
Fall River Indians 56 56 .500 20 John O'Brien
Lowell Tigers 48 60 .444 26 Alexander Winn
New Bedford Whalers 48 62 .436 27 John Coveny
Lawrence Colts 40 74 .351 37 James Rolley
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Hamilton Haverhill BA .333 Elmer Steele Lynn W 24
Tommy Madden Haverhill Runs 76 Harry Wormwood Worcester Pct .769; 10-3
Fred Reynolds Worcester Hits 116
Dave Pickett Lowell Hits 116
Simmy Murch Brockton HR 4
Harry Billet Lawerence/Haver HR 4


1908 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester Busters 80 44 .645 - Jesse Burkett
Lawrence Colts 75 49 .605 5 Mal Eason
Haverhill Hustlers 71 52 .577 8.5 Billy Hamilton
Brockton Tigers 66 56 .541 13 Stephen Flanagan
Lynn Shoemakers 54 70 .435 26 Frank Leonard
Fall River Indians 53 70 .431 26.5 John O'Brien
Lowell Tigers 49 75 .395 31 Arthur Daly / Alex Winn
New Bedford Whalers 46 78 .371 34 Jim Canavan / Tommy Corcoran
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom Catterson Brockton BA .327 Marty O'Toole Brockton W 31
John Flynn Lawrence Runs 92 Buck Friel Haverhill Pct .857; 12-2
Tom Catterson Brockton Hits 140 Marty O'Toole Brockton SO 266
Joe Harter Lawrence SB 53
Simmy Murch Lawrence HR 5
Gary Wilson Lawrence HR 5


1909 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester Busters 77 47 .621 - Jesse Burkett
Brockton Tigers 75 48 .610 1.5 Stephen Flanagan
Lynn Shoemakers 74 49 .602 2.5 Billy Hamilton
Fall River Indians 71 53 .573 6 John O'Brien
Haverhill Hustlers 62 62 .500 15 Frank Connaughton
New Bedford Whalers 51 72 .416 25.5 Tommy Dowd
Lowell Tigers 43 81 .348 34 Tom Fleming / Tom Bannon / Roy Smith
Lawrence Colts 41 82 .333 35.5 Mal Eason
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Hamilton Lynn BA .332 Marty O'Toole Brockton W 26
Cuke Barrows New Bedford Runs 88 Marty O'Toole Brockton Pct .684; 26-12
Olaf Henriksen Brockton Runs 88 Marty O'Toole Brockton SO 265
Hugh Bradley Worcester Hits 144
Simmy Murch Brockton H 144
Bobby Messenger Fall River HR 8


1910 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
New Bedford Whalers 77 46 .634 - Tommy Dowd
Lynn Shoemakers 68 52 .567 7.5 Billy Hamilton
Worcester Busters 67 54 .554 9 Jesse Burkett
Lowell Tigers 65 56 .535 11 Fred Tenney
Fall River Indians 61 60 .504 15 John O'Brien
Lawrence Colts 53 70 .431 24 Jimmy Bannon
Haverhill Hustlers 47 73 .392 28.5 Tom Fleming
Brockton Shoemakers 45 72 .385 29 Stephen Flanagan
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Wallace Lynn BA .312 Pembroke Finlayson Lawrence W 21
Bill Page Worcester Runs 102 Ben Van Dyke Worcester Pct .833;20-4
Bill Page Worcester Hits 139
Pop Rising New Bedford Hits 139
Barry McCormick New Bedford HR 7


1911 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell Tigers 77 46 .626 - James Gray
Worcester Busters 73 47 .603 2.5 Jesse Burkett
Lawrence Barristers 65 55 .542 10.5 Louis Piper
Fall River Brinies 59 57 .509 14.5 John O'Brien
Lynn Leonardites 60 60 .500 15.5 Frank Leonard
Brockton Shoemakers 59 60 .496 16 Stephen Flanagan
New Bedford Whalers 45 75 .375 30.5 Jim Sullivan
Haverhill Hustlers 38 76 .333 34.5 James Bannon / Tommy Dowd
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cuke Barrows Lowell BA .370 Mellie Wolfgang Lowell W 27
Allie Moulton Lowell Runs 116 Mellie Wolfgang Lowell Pct .844;27-5
Cuke Barrows Lowell Hits 163
George Walsh Fall River HR 12


1912 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lawrence Barristers 76 47 .618 - Louis Piper
Lowell Grays 75 50 .600 2 James Gray
Worcester Busters 67 56 .545 9 Jesse Burkett / John O'Donnell
Lynn Leonardites 63 62 .504 14 Terry McGovern / Frank Leonard
Brockton Shoemakers 62 62 .500 14.5 Ed McLane
New Bedford Whalers 57 67 .460 19.5 Frank Connaughton / Jim Sullivan
Haverhill Hustlers 48 76 .387 28.5 Lave Cross
Fall River Brinies 46 74 .383 28.5 John O'Brien
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rube DeGroff Lowell BA .348 Ray Keating Lawrence W 26
Clem Clemens Haverhill/Lowell Runs 104 Jeff Pfeffer Lowell Pct .733; 11-4
Rube DeGroff Lowell Hits 170
Rube DeGroff Lowell HR 13


1913 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell Grays 81 45 .643 - James Gray
Portland Duffs 71 49 .592 7 Hugh Duffy
Worcester Busters 71 54 .568 9.5 Jesse Burkett
Lawrence Barristers 67 53 .558 11 Louis Piper
Lynn Shoemakers 61 60 .504 17.5 Patsy Flaherty
New Bedford Whalers 47 75 .385 32 Frank Connaughton / John O'Brien
Fall River Adopted Sons 45 76 .372 33.5 Dan Clohecy
Brockton Shoemakers 44 75 .370 33.5 Nick Rufiange
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
George Wilson Lynn BA .365 Jack Bushelman Worcester W 26
Clem Clemens Lowell Runs 104 Happy Finneran Lowell Pct .875; 14-2
Jim Magee Lowell Hits 174
Rube DeGroff Lowell HR 10
Swede Carlstrom Lawrence HR 10


1914 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lawrence Barristers 84 39 .683 - Louis Piper
Worcester Busters 73 44 .624 8 Jesse Burkett
Portland Duffs 70 48 .593 11.5 Hugh Duffy
Lynn Fighters 60 62 .492 23.5 Patsy Flaherty / Ralph Reeve
Lewiston Cupids 57 66 .463 27 John McMahon / Joe Judge / Terry McGovern
Lowell Grays 57 66 .463 27 James Gray
Haverhill Hustlers 47 72 .395 35 Christy Wilson /Clohecy /Noonan / Cuddy
Fitchburg / Manchester # 36 87 .293 48 Fred Lake

# Fitchburg (24-52) moved to Manchester July 30.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Chick Shorten Worcester BA .345 Ben Van Dyke Worcester W 22
Joe Burns
William Luyster
Portland
Lawrence
Runs 99 Alex Pearson Lawrence Pct .818; 18-4
Chick Shorten Worcester Hits 157
Robert Conley Lawrence HR 9


1915 New England League
President: Tim Murnane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portland Duffs 77 42 .647 - Hugh Duffy
Lawrence Barristers 62 54 .531 13.5 Alex Pearson
Lynn Pirates 62 57 .521 15 Louis Piper
Worcester Busters 58 56 .509 16.5 Jesse Burkett
Lowell Grays 54 55 .495 18 Cuke Barrows / Pop Kelchner
Lewiston Cupids 50 59 .459 22 Arthur Irwin
Manchester Textiles 48 67 .417 27 John Kiernan
Fitchburg Burghers 48 69 .410 28 Hugh McCune
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cuke Barrows Lowell BA .332 Forrest More Portland W 18
Clem Clemens Portland Runs 88 George Martin Portland Pct 1.000; 10-0
Taylor Farrell Portland Hits 135
Cuke Barrows Lowell HR 11

[edit] 1919

1919 New England League
President: John Donnelly

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lowell / Lewiston-Auburn ## 38 25 .603 - Mike Hayden
Portland Blue Sox 38 27 .585 1 Heinie Wagner
Fitchburg Foxes 31 36 .463 9 John F. Quinn / Phoenix / Page
Haverhill Orphans 27 40 .403 13 Jesse Burkett
Lewiston Red Sox # 21 23 .477 NA Freddy Parent
Lawrence Barristers # 20 24 .455 NA Bill Page

# Lewiston and Lawrence disbanded July 20.
## Lowell (24-18) moved to Lewiston-Auburn July 14.
The league disbanded August 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dick Loftus Fitchburg BA .350 Bob Clark Lowell/Lawr W 14
Joe Duffee Lawr/Port/Hav Runs 56 Cy Morgan Portland SO 97
Bill Bailey Portland Hits 81 Tom Gallagher Portland Pct .818; 9-2
Henry Bosse Lowell/Lewis HR 5
Bill Page Lawr/Fitch SB 21

[edit] 1926-1930, 1933


1926 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Manchester Blue Sox 57 35 .620 - Jean Dubuc
Lynn Papooses 53 42 .558 5.5 King Bader
Lewiston Twins 50 43 .538 7.5 Joe Murphy (minors)
Haverhill Hillies 49 46 .516 9.5 John Kiernan / Mike Flaherty
Lawrence Merry Macks 46 49 .484 12.5 Lefty Tyler
Lowell / Salem # 44 47 .484 12.5 Chick Keating / Tom DeNoville
Portland Eskimos 38 56 .404 20 George Faulkner / Squats Wilson
Nashua Millionaires 37 56 .398 20.5 Fred Lake / Chick Keating / McGregor / Mitchell

# Lowell (6-8) moved to Salem June 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jay O'Connor Haverhill BA .394 Donald McPhee Haverhill W 16
Willard Millsap Lynn Runs 87 Augie Prudhomme Lawrence SO 122
Henry LaVallie Manchester Hits 138 Lore Bader Lynn ERA 2.64
Shanty Hogan Lynn RBI 89 Don Brennan Lewiston PCT .688 11-5
Shanty Hogan Lynn HR 19


1927 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynn Papooses 59 30 .663 - Tom Whelan
Portland Eskimos 54 40 .574 7.5 Duffy Lewis
Nashua Millionaires 47 43 .522 12.5 Bill Stewart
Lewiston Twins 46 45 .505 14 Joe Murphy (minors)
Manchester Blue Sox 46 47 .495 15 Jean Dubuc/Henry LaVallee
Salem Witches 42 50 .457 18.5 Tom DeNoville
Lawrence Merry Macks 36 53 .404 23 William McDonough/Freddy Parent
Haverhill Hillies 35 57 .380 25.5 John Kiernan

Playoff: Lynn 4 games, Portland 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Len Dugan Manchester BA .364 Bill Dunlap Lynn W 15
Ed Bogart Portland Runs 81 Vic Fraser Portland W 15
Bob Unglaub Salem Hits 125 Frank Shuman Lynn W 15
Bill Scholz Nashua RBI 73 Chuck Wolfe Manchester W 15
Tony Cuccinello Lawrence HR 8 Harry Slate Nashua SO 119
Bill Dunlap Lynn ERA 1.23
Bill Dunlap Lynn Pct .789,15-4


1928 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynn Papooses 56 44 .560 - Tom Whelan
Manchester Blue Sox 51 43 .543 2 Henry LaVallie
Lewiston Twins 51 46 .526 3.5 Jesse Burkett
Brockton Shoemakers 51 48 .515 4.5 Lew Courtney
Salem Witches 51 50 .505 5.5 Stuffy McInnis
Attleboro Burros 47 49 .490 7 Patsy Donovan
Haverhill Hillies 46 48 .489 7 John Kiernan / Jack Ryan (ryanja01)
Portland Mariners 39 64 .379 18.5 Duffy Lewis

Playoff: Lynn 4 games, Attleboro 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bob Gill Attleboro/Portland/Lewiston BA .344 William Diehl Lewiston W 21
Roy Hutson Attleboro Runs 85 John Pomorski Attleboro W 21
Billy Jurges Manchester Hits 127 William Diehl Lewiston ERA 1.19
August Snyder Manchester RBI 75 Leon Chagnon Lynn SO 124
Henry Bosse Brockton HR 12 Phil Dolan Haverhill PCT .778 14-4


1929 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Manchester Blue Sox 82 47 .636 - Win Clark
Lynn Papooses 81 47 .633 .5 Tom Whelan
New Bedford Millmen 62 51 .549 12 Jack Ryan (ryanja01)
Lewiston Twins 61 56 .521 15 Jesse Burkett
Portland Mariners 61 64 .488 19 Henry Baldwin / Duffy Lewis
Brockton Shoemakers 55 69 .444 24.5 Art Ryan
Lowell Millers / Nashua # 41 69 .373 31.5 Bill Merritt / Tom DeNoville
Haverhill / Fitchburg / Gloucester ## 39 79 .331 37.5 Jack Driscoll/William McDonough

# Lowell (13-22) moved to Nashua June 19.
## Haverhill (11-10) moved to Fitchburg July 28; Fitchburg (5-20) moved to Gloucester August 25.
Reported total league attendance 283,000.
Playoff: Manchester 4 games Lynn 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rusty Saunders Portland BA .399 Johnny Miller Manchester W 23
August Snyder Portland Runs 115 William Diehl Lewiston SO 137
Double Joe Dwyer Lynn Hits 192 Walter Hayes Manchester ERA 2.30
Rusty Saunders Portland RBI 145 Leslie Shatzer Manchester Pct .846; 11-2
Bernie McHugh Port/Lynn HR 19


1930 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Salem Witches 21 9 .700 - Sam Post
Lynn Papooses 19 12 .613 2.5 Tom Whelan
Portland Mariners 13 14 .481 6.5 Dick Rudolph
Manchester Blue Sox 9 19 .321 11 Leo Hartline
Lewiston Twins # 12 12 .500 NA Bill Slattery
Nashua Millionaires # 5 13 .278 NA Shano Collins

# Lewiston and Nashua disbanded June 16.
The league disbanded June 22.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Scholz Salem BA .433 Chili Hardin Salem W 7
Tom Adams Lynn Runs 31 William Diehl Lewiston SO 40
Bill Scholz Salem Hits 45 Mike Balaski Lynn Pct 1.000; 4-0
John Henry Lehman Salem RBI 31
John Henry Lehman Salem HR 5



1933 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
New Bedford Whalers 58 33 .637 - Freddie Maguire
Worcester Chiefs 54 33 .621 2 Chief Werre
Lowell Lauriers 49 40 .551 8 Rusty Yarnall / Burkett / Cote
Taunton Blues 43 48 .473 15 Kenneth Black / Bill Dugan
Quincy / Nashua / Brockton ## 28 47 .373 22 Hal Weafer / Billy Flynn / Wolff
Attleboro / Lawrence / Woonsocket (NEL) # 27 58 .318 28 Bill Hunnefield / Mark Devlin

# Attleboro (2-6) moved to Lawrence May 26; Lawrence moved to Woonsocket July 18.
## Quincy (12-6) moved to Nashua June 6: Nashua moved to Brockton August 8.
Elimination Playoffs: Lowell 3-1; Worcester 2-2; Taunton 1-3.
Finals: Lowell 1 game, Worcester 1, 1 tie. Lowell and Worcester were declared co-champions as the final round was abandoned due to prolonged weather delays. New Bedford players refused to take any part in the playoffs.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edward Baker New Bedford BA .413 Frank Milliken Lowell W 20
Leon Ballard Lowell Runs 99 Frank Milliken Lowell SO 118
George Thomas Worcester Hits 141 William Graham Lowell/Worcester Pct .800; 16-4
Albert Touchette Worcester 3B 19
Amit Savard Lowell HR 24

[edit] 1946-1949


1946 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynn Red Sox 82 40 .672 - Thomas Kennedy
Nashua Dodgers 80 41 .661 1.5 Walter Alston
Manchester Giants 75 45 .625 6 Hal Gruber
Pawtucket Slaters 70 54 .565 13 Hughie Wise
Lawrence Millionaires 65 53 .551 15 George Kissell
Providence Chiefs 64 60 .516 19 Art Mahan
Fall River Indians 30 94 .242 53 Jack Burns
Portland Gulls 20 99 .168 60.5 Rip Jordan

Playoffs: Lynn 3 games, Manchester 0. Nashua 3 games, Pawtucket 0.
Finals: Nashua 4 games, Lynn 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mo Mozzali Manchester BA .356 Walker Cress Lynn W 19
Robert Sperry Lynn Runs 109 Walker Cress Lynn SO 174
Robert Sperry Lynn Hits 175 Walker Cress Lynn ERA 1.98
Mo Mozzali Manchester RBI 118 Walker Cress Lynn Pct .864,19-3
Lucien Belanger Lawrence HR 22


1947 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lynn Red Sox 86 38 .694 - 60,458 Mike Ryba
Nashua Dodgers 82 44 .651 5 70,813 Fats Dantonio
Manchester Giants 74 50 .597 12 48,877 Hal Gruber
Pawtucket Slaters 65 60 .597 21.5 92,787 Pete Fox
Providence Chiefs 57 66 .403 28.5 32.203 Buzz Boyle
Fall River Indians 49 76 .392 37.5 57,468 Joe Holden
Portland Pilots 45 80 .360 41.5 75,083 Del Bissonette
Lawrence / Lowell # 40 84 .323 46 32,582 George Kissell

# Lawrence (29-38) moved to Lowell July 15, first home game July 18.
Playoffs: Manchester 3 games, Lynn 2. Nashua 3 games, Pawtucket 1.
Finals: Nashua 4 games, Manchester 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Clifford Blake Portland BA .343 Don Newcombe Nashua W 19
James Shirley Lynn Runs 109 Don Newcombe Nashua SO 186
Ralph Atkins Lynn Runs 109 Salvatore Frederico Manchester ERA 2.37
Clifford Blake Portland Hits 171 Neilan Smith Lynn Pct .867,13-2
Bill Reardon Pawtucket SO 121
Ralph Atkins Lynn HR 25
Clifford Blake Portland RBI 109


1948 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lynn Red Sox 85 40 .680 - 49,088 Eddie Popowski
Nashua Dodgers 84 41 .672 1 63,382 Al Campanis
Portland Pilots 78 47 .624 7 117,606 Del Bissonette
Pawtucket Slaters 61 64 .488 24 60,432 Hughie Wise
Manchester Yankees 58 68 .460 27.5 50,664 Tom Padden
Springfield Cubs 52 74 .413 33.5 95,406 Robert Peterson
Providence Grays 45 80 .360 40 28,170 Frank Archer / Donald Burke
Fall River Indians 38 87 .304 47 22,589 Frank Zubik / Luke Urban

Playoffs: Lynn 3 games, Portland 2. Nashua 3 games, Pawtucket 0.
Finals: Nashua 4 games, Lynn 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ted Bartz Nashua BA .334 Dan Bankhead Nashua W 20
Ted Bartz Nashua Runs 115 Dan Bankhead Nashua SO 243
Ted Bartz Nashua Hits 167 Harry Schaeffer Manchester ERA 2.33
Dale Long Lynn RBI 119 Rollin Schuster Lynn Pct .818,18-4
Jim Pokel Portland HR 30 Joe Tully Lynn Pct .818,18-4


1949 New England League
President: Claude Davidson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Pawtucket Slaters 83 43 .659 - 68,767 Rip Collins / Dutch Dorman / Earl Browne
Nashua Dodgers 71 52 .577 10.5 38,979 Greg Mulleavy
Portland Pilots 66 57 .537 15.5 83,100 Skeeter Newsome
Springfield Cubs 57 64 .471 23.5 102,387 Robert Peterson
Fall River Indians ## 27 42 .391 NA 18,191 Dick Porter
Manchester Yankees ## 28 44 .389 NA 30,391 Wally Berger
Lynn Tigers ## 29 47 .382 NA 12,882 Thomas Kennedy / Charles Webb
Providence Grays # 18 30 .375 NA 7,305 Frankie Pytlak / Joseph Pullano

# Providence disbanded June 20.
## Manchester, Lynn, and Fall River disbanded July 19.
Playoffs: Springfield 2 games, Pawtucket 0.
Finals: Portland 4 games, Springfield 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bob Montag Pawtucket BA .423 Ralph Albers Pawtucket W 14
Bob Montag Pawtucket Runs 139 Wesley Carr Springfield SO 130
Bob Montag Pawtucket Hits 192 Marion Fricano Nashua ERA 1.48
George Crowe Pawtucket RBI 106 Don Liddle Pawtucket]] Pct .846,11-2
Bob Montag Pawtucket HR 21

[edit] League Records 1886-1949

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Scottie Slayback Manchester GA 132 29 Hugh Duffy Salem/Lowell BA .470 87
Double Joe Dwyer Lynn AB 536 29 Bob Montag Pawtucket Runs 139 49
Double Joe Dwyer Lynn Hits 192 29 Bob Montag Pawtucket Hits 192 49
Rusty Saunders Portland RBI 145 29 Ted Bartz Nashua 2B 42 48
Sol Mishkin Manchester 3B 19 29 Albert Touchette Worcester 3B 19 33
Buck Freeman Haverhill HR 34 94 Bob Montag Pawtucket EBH 75 49
Bob Montag Pawtucket TB 327 49 Ed McLane Brockton Sac 57 09
John Flynn Lawrence SB 76 08 Bob Montag Pawtucket BB 116 49
Paddy Driscoll New Bedford HBP 20 29 Bill Reardon Pawtucket SO 121 47


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Fred Abbott Lowell GA 45 06 John Pomorski Attleboro CG 28 28
Tom Lovett Newbur/Lynn W 32 86 A.E. Sweeney Brockton L 24 10
Happy Finneran Lowell Pct .875,14-2 13 Fred Klobedanz Lawrence Era 0.90 02
Fred Klobedanz New Bedford IP 375 04 George Martin Portland WS 10 15
John Miller Manchester ShO 6 28 Dan Bankhead Nashua SO 243 48
Augie Prudhomme Lawrence BB 158 26

[edit] Hall of Fame Alumni

[edit] Source

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

[edit] Further Reading

  • Charlie Bevis: "Last Days of the New England League", The National Pastime, SABR, Number 20 (2000), pp. 61-65.
  • Charlie Bevis: The New England League, A Baseball History 1885-1949, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
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