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The six-team Utah-Idaho League was founded in 1926 as a class C league. The Pacific Coast League used the Utah-Idaho for player development, but travel costs in the mountainous territory plagued the league and it shut down after the 1928 season.

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[edit] Cities Represented


[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1926

Utah-Idaho League
President: Fred M. Nye

Team W L Pct. GB Manager
Idaho Falls Spuds 75 39 .658 - Bill Leard / Danny Collins
Twin Falls Bruins 63 50 .558 11.5 Carl Zamlock
Pocatello Bannocks 58 53 .523 15.5 Al Bonner / Bert McIvor / Doug Taitt
Logan Collegians 48 65 .425 26.5 Harry Wolter / Nick Williams / Nate Shandling
Salt Lake City Bees 52 70 .426 27 Billy Orr / Bert Whaling / Chet Chadbourne
Ogden Gunners 46 65 .414 27.5 Ray Bates / Dad Gimlin / Guy Cooper

No Playoff Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charles King Logan BA .402 Robert Hurst Idaho Falls W 22
Roy Johnson Idaho Falls Runs 133 Bruce Cunningham Pocatello SO 140
Eddie Rose Idaho Falls Hits 177 Guy Morrison Idaho Falls ERA 2.83
Larman Cox Ogden HR 20 Guy Morrison Idaho Falls PCT .810 17-4

[edit] 1927

Utah-Idaho League
President: Fred M. Nye

Team W L Pct. GB Manager
Ogden Gunners 58 45 .563 - Art Murphy / Del Baker
Salt Lake City Bees 59 50 .541 2 Harry O'Neill
Idaho Falls Spuds 52 47 .525 4 Dan O'Leary
Logan Collegians 49 51 .490 7.5 Harry Wolter
Pocatello Bannocks 48 50 .490 7.5 Ivy Olson
Twin Falls Bruins 40 63 .388 18 Curly Gardiner / Phil Apperson / Bill Leard

Playoff: Idaho Falls 4 games, Pocatello 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wally Berger Pocatello BA .385 George Hollerson Salt Lake City W 18
John Schinski Logan Runs 93 Dave Salazar Pocatello SO 129
R. Dennis Gearron Logan Runs 93 George Hollerson Salt Lake City ERA 2.52
Ira Caffey Salt Lake City Hits 152 George Hollerson Salt Lake City PCT .720 18-7
Wally Berger Pocatello HR 24

[edit] 1928

Utah-Idaho League
President: Fred M. Nye

Team W L Pct. GB Manager
Salt Lake City Bees 68 49 .581 - Bobby Coltrin
Boise Senators 60 55 .522 7 Harry O'Neill
Pocatello Bannocks 57 58 .496 10 Jack Roche
Ogden Gunners 57 59 .491 10.5 Del Baker
# Twin Falls Bruins 29 29 .500 NA Bill Leard
# Idaho Falls Spuds 17 38 .309 NA Pete Maloney

# Twin Falls & Idaho Falls disbanded July 5, at the end of the first half.
Playoff: Salt Lake City 4 games, Boise 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Coleman Boise/Twin BA .385 Val Glynn Salt Lake City W 16
Arthur Parker Pocatello Runs 111 Curt Davis Salt Lake City W 16
Ed Coleman Boise/Twin Hits 167 George Hollerson Boise W 16
Ed Coleman Boise/Twin HR 26 Lefty Gomez Salt Lake City SO 172
George Hollerson Boise ERA 3.34
John Walters Salt Lake City/Twin Falls PCT .833 15-3

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[edit] Source

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

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