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The Southern Michigan League began play in 1906 as a class D operation. In 1911 they were promoted to being a C league, dropped down to D level in '12. The league closed shop after the 1912 season. The league was known as the Southern Michigan Association 1913-1915.

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[edit] Cities Represented (1906-1915)

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1906, '07, '08, '09, '10 D

1906 Southern Michigan League D
President: Joseph S. Jackson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mount Clemens Bathers 69 34 .670 - Walter Trombley
Kalamazoo White Sox 63 41 .612 6.5 Clarence Pickell/Maurice Myers
Tecumseh Indians 57 47 .548 12.5 Horace Brewer
Jackson Convicts 52 52 .500 17.5 Maurice Myers/Rube Deneau
Battle Creek Blackbirds/Crickets # 39 56 .411 26 George Black/Maurice Myers/Joe Ganzel
Saginaw # 34 60 .362 30.5 Clarence Jessup/Kimmerley

# Saginaw began play July 18. It was awarded a record of 15-20 when added. The Battle Creek record of 4-38 was expunged on July 21 and the reorganized team was awarded a record of 15-20 on July 22. The official standings were unequal due to the adjusted won-lost records.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Roth Mt. Clemens BA .302
Bill Roth Mt. Clemens Hits 115


1907 Southern Michigan League D
President: Joseph S. Jackson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tecumseh Indians 69 42 .622 - Bo Slear
Kalamazoo White Sox 62 47 .569 6 Maurice Myers
Battle Creek Crickets 63 49 .563 6.5 James Henderson
Mount Clemens Bathers 51 51 .500 13.5 Joe Ganzel/George Thomas
Bay City 46 57 .447 19 M.E. Taylor
Lansing Senators 46 57 .447 19 John Morrisey
Flint Vehics 42 64 .396 24.5 Fred Mason/Pete Tibald
Jackson Convicts # 18 30 .375 NA Bruce Hayes

# Jackson withdrew July 15.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Landry Mt. Clemens BA .297 Harvey Teal Tecumseh W 21
John Landry Mt. Clemens Runs 60 Tom Railing Tecumseh W 21
John Landry Mt. Clemens Hits 120 Irwin Gough Mt. Clemens SO 253
John Cocash Flint HR 6 Harry Steiger Battle Creek Pct .810; 17-4
Fred Merkle Tecumseh HR 6


1908 Southern Michigan League D
President: Joseph S. Jackson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Saginaw Wa-was 72 52 .581 - Bruce Hayes/E. Dillon/Blair
Kalamazoo White Sox 70 56 .556 3 Maurice Myers
Jackson Convicts 68 57 .544 4.5 Bo Slear
Tecumseh Indians 64 62 .508 9 Smith
Battle Creek Crickets 62 63 .496 10.5 NA
Lansing Senators 60 65 .480 12.5 John Morrissey
Flint Vehicles 57 68 .448 15.5 Rube Deneau/Charles Cassell
Bay City Reds 48 78 .381 25 M. Taylor/Clyde McNutt
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Leonard Cote Kalamazoo BA .327 Belmont Method Kalamazoo W 24
Bob Parker Jackson Runs 79 George Pearce Lansing SO 298
Chick Evans Jackson Hits 141 Edwin Taylor (minors01) Kalamazoo Pct .800; 12-3
John Morrissey Lansing Hits 141
Red Bowser Flint HR 11


1909 Southern Michigan League D
President: Joseph S. Jackson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Saginaw Wa-was 73 52 .584 - Billy Smith
Flint Vehicles 72 52 .581 .5 Red Wright
Jackson Convicts 71 52 .577 1 Bo Slear
Kalamazoo Kazoos 64 60 .516 8.5 Harry Martin
Bay City Cardinals 59 66 .478 14 Ed Herr/Fritz Buelow
Lansing Senators 55 69 .443 17.5 John Morrissey
Adrian Yeggs 52 73 .416 21 Charles Cassell
Battle Creek Crickets 52 74 .413 21.5 Rube Deneau
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Martin Kalamazoo BA .330 Gene Krapp Flint W 23
Harry Ball Adrian Runs 94 Elmer Criger Jackson Pct .759; 22-7
Harry Ball Adrian Hits 141 Ed Kusel Saginaw Pct .759; 22-7

1910 Southern Michigan League D
President: James P. Bowen

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kalamazoo Kazoos 87 52 .626 - Butts Wagner
Lansing Senators 87 52 .626 - John Morrissey
Adrian Yeggs 83 56 .597 4 Carl Vandergrift
Battle Creek Crickets 72 64 .529 13.5 Billy Earle
Flint Vehics 69 71 .493 18.5 Ed Herr
Bay City 59 81 .421 28.5 Elbert Nugent/Leon Foy
Jackson Convicts 51 85 .375 34.5 Bo Slear
Saginaw Wa-was 46 93 .331 41 Bill Smith/Frank Wessell

Playoff: Kalamazoo 4 games, Lansing 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Red Bowser Flint BA .342 Bradley Valliere Kalamazoo W 23
Harry Ball Adrian Runs 117 Homer Warner Lansing W 23
Vic Saier Lansing Hits 175 Berne Hughey Kalamazoo SO 193
Red Bowser Flint HR 14 Bradley Valliere Kalamazoo Pct .793; 23-6

[edit] 1911 C

1911 Southern Michigan League C
President: James P. Bowen

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kalamazoo Celery Pickers 88 51 .633 - Charles Wagner
Lansing Senators 79 55 .590 6.5 John Morrissey
Flint Vehicles 77 59 .566 9.5 Dan Collins
Bay City Billikens 73 64 .533 14 Maurice Myers/Bo Slear
Saginaw Krazy Kats 72 67 .518 16 Mal Kittridge
Adrian Yeggs 65 76 .461 24 Bill Smith
Battle Creek Crickets 57 80 .416 30 John Burke
Jackson Convicts 39 98 .285 48 Charles Fox
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Connors Jackson BA .377 Beany Jacobson Kalamazoo W 26
Buck Hopkins Saginaw Runs 120 Ed Warner Lansing W 26
Joe Kutina Saginaw Hits 193 Ed Warner Lansing SO 231
Clarence Kraft Flint HR 19 Beany Jacobson Kalamazoo Pct .743; 26-9
John Compton Battle Creek 3B 25

[edit] 1912 D

1912 Southern Michigan League C
President: James P. Bowen

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Adrian Lions 78 47 .624 - Dan Jenkins
Jackson Convicts 71 55 .563 7.5 Maurice Myers
Flint Vehicles 69 56 .552 9 John Burke/Dan Collins
Lansing Senators 63 62 .504 15 John Morrissey
Kalamazoo Celery Eaters 60 63 .488 17 Charlie Wagner
Battle Creek Crickets 59 68 .465 20 Eddie McKernan
Bay City Billikens # 19 43 .306 NA James Slevins
Saginaw Trailers # 19 44 .302 NA Walter Hartwell

# Bay City and Saginaw were disbanded by league directors July 13.
The league was lowered from class C to class D for reserve purposes August 25.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jack Onslow Lansing BA .385 Robert Troy Adrian W 25
Fred Ochs Flint Runs 89 Robert Troy Adrian SO 268
John Connors Jackson Hits 156 Walt Scott Adrian Pct .826; 19-4
Albert "Bull" Durham Bay City/Lansing HR 25

[edit] Source

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

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