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There have been five different entries known as the Tri-State League and they have varied widely in composition.

The first Tri-State League (OH-WV-MI-PA) operated in 1887-1890. Ohio supplied most of the teams, West Virginia supplied one, while Michigan was the third state from 1887-1888, and Pennsylvania was the third state in 1890. The league Played as the Ohio State League in 1887. Sixteen cities represented the league during this run. Twelve were from Ohio, two from Michigan, one from Pennsylvania and the other from West Virginia.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1888

President: W.H. McDermith

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lima Lushers 74 35 .679 - William Harrington
Wheeling Nail Cities 71 43 .623 5.5 Bill Otterson/Al Buckenberger
Columbus Senators 64 50 .561 12.5 James Curry/Frank Arnold
Canton 50 64 .439 26.5 William Zecher/J.H. Harmon
Toledo Maumees 46 68 .403 30.5 Harry Smith/Frank Mountain/Robert Wood
Mansfield 43 74 .368 35 Frank Torreyson/Frank O'Brien/James Green/Ed Darrow
Jackson Jaxons 30 83 .264 46 Burbridge/Curry/Moore/Tray
Kalamazoo Kazoos # 62 37 .626 NA Norris O'Neil
Zanesville Kickapoos # 63 39 .618 NA Peter McShannic/Harry Baumgardner/Al Swift
Sandusky Fish Eaters # 44 54 .449 NA Horace Lockwood/James Hever/W.E. Rutter

# Kalamazoo, Zanesville and Sandusky disbanded prior to the end of the season.
No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
John Kirby Lima BA .369
Sam Nichol Wheeling Runs 112
Buck West Colum/Wheel Hits 150
Sam Nichol Wheeling Hits 150
George Rooks Lima HR 13
Henry Fuller Lima SB 103


[edit] 1889

President: W.H. McDermith

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Canton Nadjys 67 37 .644 - William Harrington
Springfield 61 48 .560 8.5 Walter Jennison / Lewis Hill / Harry Fisher
Mansfield Indians 59 50 .541 10.5 Christopher Meisel / Robert Carey / Jack Remsen
Dayton Reds 52 54 .491 16 Frank Jones / Timothy Donovan / Frank O'Brien
Hamilton 41 65 .387 27 D.C. Blandy / Edward Hengle
Wheeling Nailers 41 67 .380 28 Sullivan / Nichol / Howell / Dunn / Wright / Crogan

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Ryn Canton BA .358 Henry Morrison Mansfield W 23
Dusty Miller Canton Runs 129 R.J. Riley Canton PCT .813 13-3
John Ryn Canton Hits 150
Joseph Sharpe Canton SB 83

[edit] 1890

President: W.H. McDermith

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Mansfield Indians 49 25 .662 - George Greer
Wheeling Nailers 39 32 .549 8.5 Bob Glenalvin / Bill George
Youngstown Giants 38 33 .535 9.5 Harry Morton / Michael Cody
Akron Akrons 38 38 .500 12 Charles Pike
McKeesport 36 44 .450 16 Alexander Voss / Frank Torreyson
Canton Nadjys 26 48 .351 23 Heingartner / Peeples / Hiner /Grogan
Dayton Reds # 31 27 .534 NA Tim Donavan
Springfield ## 24 34 .414 NA Harry Fisher

# Dayton disbanded July 8.
## Springfield disbanded July 9.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Osborne Wheeling BA .397
Frank Goodryder Mansfield Runs 81
Fred Betts Spring/Wheel Hits 113
Frank Motz Akron HR 14

[edit] Hall of Fame Alumni

[edit] Source

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

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