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The first Virginia League lasted from 1894-1896. The second Virginia League lasted one year, 1900, before changing names to the Virginia-North Carolina League. The third Virginia League was a minor league in operation from 1906 through 1928. Originally a class C league, it was advanced to class B in 1920. Another league with the same name was established in 1939 at class D and upgraded to classs C two years later.

After an absence of a Virginia League from 1943 through 1947, another such circuit was begun in 1948. This class D loop lasted for four seasons before folding.

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[edit] Cities Represented Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1886

Cities Represented

TEAMS and STATISTICS

1886 Virginia League
Presidents: Henry C. Boschen

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynchburg 19 6 .760 - Edward Ford
Petersburg 13 8 .619 4 Frank Clements/Daniel Ereck
Norfolk $ 7 12 .368 9 William Young
Richmond Virginias $ 5 12 .294 10 Henry Boschen
Danville # 2 8 .200 9.5 Harry Smith

# Danville entered the league July 19
$ Norfolk and Richmond disbanded July 31

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Jake Drauby Lynchburg W 10

[edit] 1894-1896

CITIES REPRESENTED


TEAMS and STATISTICS

1894 Virginia League
Presidents: Camden Sommers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Petersburg Farmers 72 44 .621 - H.P. Harrison
Norfolk Clam Eaters/Norfolk Oystermen 66 45 .595 3.5 Camden Sommers
Richmond Crows/Richmond Colts 67 48 .583 4.5 Timothy West
Staunton Mountaineers / Newport News-Hampton Deck Hands # 50 64 .439 21 Pat Ziegler / William Donovan / C.A. Gaussen
Roanoke Magicians 45 71 .338 27 George Houston / Hal O'Hagan / Shadrack McHooveter / Will Stephenson
Lynchburg Hill Climbers 43 71 .377 28 E.J. Kerry / Samuel Shaw / J. Hofford / S. Moran

# Staunton (36-53) moved to Newport News-Hampton August 14.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Stuart Sanford Petersburg Hits 121


1895 Virginia League
President: Judge Samuel B. Witt,Jr.

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Bluebirds 78 45 .634 - Jake Wells
Lynchburg Tobacconists 67 52 .563 9 Bill Smith
Norfolk Clams/Norfolk Crows 56 61 .479 19 Camden Sommers / Bill Hoggins / Pop Tate
Portsmouth Truckers 57 68 .456 22 John Brady / Charles Bland / George Reed
Petersburg Farmers 55 69 .444 23.5 Bob Pender
Roanoke Magicians 52 70 .431 25.5 Jim Breen / Dick Padden

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Pop Tate Portsmouth/Norfolk BA .412 Carney Flynn Richmond W 25
Hal O'Hagan Norfolk Runs 125 Carney Flynn Richmond SO 203
Pop Tate Portsmouth/Norfolk Hits 194 Al Orth Lynchburg PCT .774 24-7
Bob Berryhill Lynchburg HR 19
Charles McIntyre Lynchburg HR 19
Louis Lippert Petersburg SB 77


1896 Virginia League
President: James McLaughlin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Bluebirds 71 55 .563 - Jake Wells
Norfolk Braves 70 60 .538 3 Claude McFarland
Portsmouth Browns 65 64 .504 7.5 Lefty Marr / Bill Hall
Petersburg Farmers / Hampton-Newport News Clamdiggers # 39 90 .302 33.5 James Breen / George Kelly / Charles Boyer
Lynchburg Tobacconists ### 68 37 .648 NA Bill Smith
Roanoke Magicians ## 49 56 .467 NA Charles Boyer / Pop Tate

# Petersburg (32-60) moved to Hampton August 13.
## Roanoke disbanded August 20.
### Lynchburg disbanded August 22.
The league played three halves.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Pop Tate Roanoke BA .384 Jesse Tannehill Richmond W 27
Claude McFarland Norfolk Runs 123 Cy Malarkey Richmond SO 208
Claude McFarland Norfolk Hits 194 W.F. McFarland Lynchburg PCT .741 20-7
Zeke Wrigley Roanoke HR 16
Joe Dolan Lynchburg HR 16
Dummy Stephenson Norfolk/Portsmouth/Petersburg HR 16
Barley Kain Richmond SB 94

[edit] 1900

CITIES REPRESENTED


TEAMS and STATISTICS

1900 Virginia League
President: E.Harvie Cunningham/Jake Wells/John Brady

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Norfolk Phenoms 43 14 .754 - Phenomenal Smith
Hampton Crabs 29 29 .500 14 Edward Ashenbach
Portsmouth Boers 29 30 .492 14.5 Pete Weckbecker / Win Clark
Newport News Shipbuilders 23 39 .371 22 Hunter Harvey / Michael Trost / Kid Weaver
Richmond Bluebirds ## 21 15 .583 NA Charles Boyer / Harry Berte
Petersburg Farmers # 8 26 .235 NA Fred Foster / George Kelly

# Petersburg disbanded June 11.
##Richmond disbanded June 13.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Murray Portsmouth BA .337 Christy Mathewson Norfolk W 18
Jim Murray Portsmouth Runs 66 Christy Mathewson Norfolk SO 121
Jim Murray Portsmouth Hits 126 Christy Mathewson Norfolk PCT .900 18-2
Jim Murray Portsmouth RBI 98
Jim Murray Portsmouth HR 11

[edit] 1906-1928

CITIES REPRESENTED

TEAMS and STATISTICS

1906 Virginia League
President: Jake Wells

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynchburg Shoemakers 72 36 .667 - John J. Grim
Norfolk Tars 62 44 .585 9 Win Clark
Richmond Colts 57 54 .514 16.5 Charles Shaffer
Danville Red Sox 50 58 .463 22 John Benny / Frank Doyle
Portsmouth Truckers 44 63 .411 27.5 Ernest Landgraf / Barley Kain
Roanoke Tigers 42 72 .368 33 C.R. Williams / George "King" Kelley / Strothers / McMahon

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Win Clark Norfolk BA .303 Walter Moser Lynchburg W 24
Fred Dingle Norfolk Runs 71 Charles Schuman Portsmouth SO 234
A.N. Bowen Lynchburg Runs 71 Walter Moser Lynchburg PCT .750 24-8
Win Clark Norfolk Hits 117
Willie Fetzer Danville Hits 117
Willie Fetzer Danville HR 5


1907 Virginia League
President: Jake Wells

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Norfolk Tars 67 48 .583 - Robert Pender
Danville Red Sox 67 58 .536 5 James McKevitt
Lynchburg Shoemakers 65 62 .512 8 John J. Grim
Richmond Colts 62 62 .500 9.5 Charles Shaffer / John Wells / Ralph Reeve
Roanoke Tigers 62 62 .500 9.5 Win Clark / Walter Brodie
Portsmouth Truckers 46 77 .374 25 Charles Moss (minors01) / Win Clark

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jacob Henn Danville BA .284 Bill Otey Norfolk W 22
Guy Titman Richmond Runs 67 Bill Otey Norfolk SO 197
Jacob Henn Danville Hits 131 Hal Bertrand Norfolk PCT .818 9-2
Jacob Henn Danville RBI 69
Jacob Henn Danville HR 8


1908 Virginia League
President: Jake Wells

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 87 41 .680 - Perry Lipe
Danville Red Sox 74 52 .587 12 Robert Stafford
Roanoke Tigers 63 67 .485 25 Charles Shaffer / Elmore Hines
Portsmouth Truckers 57 71 .445 30 Steve Griffin / Andy Lawrence
Lynchburg Shoemakers 52 76 .406 35 Al Orth / John J. Grim / Robert Westlake
Norfolk Tars 52 78 .400 36 Robert Pender

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jacob Henn Danville BA .290 Martin Walsh Danville W 30
Perry Lipe Richmond Runs 65 Dutch Revell Richmond SO 199
Bill Hessler Roanoke Hits 133 Jack Quinn Richmond PCT 1.000 14-0
Jacob Henn Danville RBI 72
Jacob Henn Danville HR 8


1909 Virginia League
President: Jake Wells

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Roanoke Tigers 73 49 .598 - Frank Shaughnessy
Norfolk Tars 72 49 .595 .5 Robert Pender / Win Clark
Richmond Colts 63 61 .508 11 Perry Lipe
Danville Red Sox 60 62 .496 13 Robert Stafford
Portsmouth Truckers 49 72 .406 23.5 Maurice White / Thomas Guiheen
Lynchburg Shoemakers 50 74 .403 24 Al Orth / Dickinson / Andy Lawrence

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charles Seitz Norfolk BA .328 Dutch Revell Richmond W 29
Charles Seitz Norfolk Runs 73 Walt Doane Roanoke SO 208
Charles Seitz Norfolk Hits 154 John Fox Norfolk PCT .769 20-6
Charles Seitz Norfolk RBI 78 Dutch Revell Richmond SHO 15
Frank Shaughnessy Roanoke HR 5


1910 Virginia League
President: C.R. Williams

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Danville Red Sox 69 45 .605 - Steve Griffin
Roanoke Tigers 68 52 .567 4 Frank Shaughnessy
Norfolk Tars 58 56 .513 11 Win Clark
Lynchburg Shoemakers 57 60 .487 13.5 Dick Smith
Richmond Colts 49 67 .422 21 John Lawler
Portsmouth Truckers / Petersburg Goobers# 47 68 .409 22.5 Robert Stafford / John Grim

# Portsmouth (23-31) moved to Petersburg July 5.
No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Holland Roanoke BA .291 Harvey Bussey Danville W 23
Watt Powell Roanoke Runs 69 Dutch Revell Richmond SO 198
Joe Holland Roanoke Hits 133 Walt Doane Roanoke PCT .923 12-1
Joe Holland Roanoke RBI 73
Watt Powell Roanoke HR 3
Joe Holland Roanoke HR 3
Red Munson Norfolk HR 3


1911 Virginia League
President: C.R. Williams

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Petersburg Hustlers 68 51 .572 - Henry Busch
Norfolk Tars 67 54 .554 2 Charlie Babb
Roanoke Tigers 63 56 .529 5 Frank Shaughnessy
Richmond Colts 55 63 .466 12.5 J.W. Sullivan / Bradley / George Coman
Lynchburg Shoemakers 56 65 .463 13 Otis Stocksdale
Danville Bugs 50 70 .417 18.5 Joseph Laughlin / G. Schrader

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bruno Block Norfolk BA .330 Earl Hamilton Petersburg W 21
Frank Shaughnessy Roanoke Runs 93 Andy Bruckmiller Petersburg W 21
Frank Shaughnessy Roanoke Hits 160 Joe Finneran Norfolk W 21
Mickey Keliher Petersburg RBI 84 James Pool Norfolk W 21
Ralph Mattis Richmond HR 9 James Pool Norfolk SO 207
Joe Vance Petersburg PCT 1.000 11-0


1912 Virginia League
President: Jacob O. Boatwright

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Roanoke Tigers 81 55 .596 - Buck Pressley
Petersburg Goobers 79 54 .594 .5 Henry Busch
Richmond Colts 77 55 .579 2 Steve Griffin
Portsmouth Pirates 65 63 .508 12 Lou Castro
Norfolk Tars 67 65 .508 12 Charles Shaffer
Newport News Shipbuilders 46 84 .354 32 John J. Grim / Buck Hooker
Danville Red Sox # 16 32 .333 NA William "Dave" Gaston
Lynchburg Shoemakers # 11 34 .244 NA Otis Stocksdale / James Kelly / Hugh MacKinnon

# Danville and Lynchburg disbanded June 15.
No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Steve Griffin Richmond BA .356 Erskine Mayer Portsmouth W 26
Steve Griffin Richmond Runs 97 Erskine Mayer Portsmouth SO 273
Steve Griffin Richmond Hits 167 Erskine Mayer Portsmouth PCT .743 26-9
Steve Griffin Richmond RBI 97
Frank Burke Richmond HR 12


1913 Virginia League
President: Jacob O. Boatwright

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Petersburg Goobers 89 46 .659 - Henry Busch
Roanoke Tigers 82 57 .590 9 Buck Pressley
Richmond Colts 74 60 .552 14.5 Steve Griffin
Portsmouth Pirates 57 77 .425 31.5 Lee Garvin
Newport News Shipbuilders 53 83 .390 36.5 Paul Davis / Harry Matthews
Norfolk Tars 51 83 .381 37.5 Charles Shaffer / George Kirscher / Ray Ryan

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ralph Mattis Roanoke BA .300 Doc Ayers Richmond W 29
Tinsley Ginn Roanoke Runs 94 Doc Ayers Richmond SO 390
Ralph Mattis Roanoke Hits 157 Doc Ayers Richmond PCT .784 29-8
Ralph Mattis Roanoke RBI 78
Tom Tennant Portsmouth HR 7
Jim Barnett Petersburg HR 7
Ducky Eberts Richmond HR 7


1914 Virginia League
President: Jacob O. Boatwright

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Norfolk Tars 93 48 .660 - Buck Pressley
Richmond Colts 78 56 .582 11.5 Ray Ryan
Newport News Shipbuilders 70 69 .504 22 Matt Broderick / Harry Matthews / Jack Spratt
Roanoke Tigers 65 72 .474 26 Otto Mills / Harry Welcher
Petersburg Goobers 63 74 .460 28 Henry Busch
Portsmouth Truckers 46 96 .324 47.5 Jesse Tannehill / Joe Holland / Pryor McElveen

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Buck Thrasher Norfolk BA .325 Cliff Markle Norfolk W 31
Art Smith Norfolk Runs 96 Cliff Markle Norfolk SO 265
Cecil Gray Richmond Hits 169 Cliff Markle Norfolk ERA 2.53
Cecil Gray Richmond RBI 94 Sam Rice Petersburg PCT .818 9-2
Pryor McElveen Portsmouth HR 8


1915 Virginia League
President: Jacob O. Boatwright

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Rocky Mount Carolinians 74 48 .607 - Ray Ryan
Portsmouth Truckers 68 58 .540 8 Win Clark
Norfolk Tars 66 56 .541 8 Red McMahon
Newport News Shipbuilders 63 62 .504 12.5 Carl Carnes / Brooke Crist
Suffolk Tigers 59 62 .488 14.5 Harry Welcher / George "King" Kelley
Petersburg Goobers 40 84 .323 35 Harry Busch

Playoff: Rocky Mount 4 games, Portsmouth 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Buck Thrasher Norfolk BA .348 Roy Gardinier Newport News W 20
Charles Bittle Rocky Mount Runs 117 Roy Gardiner Newport News SO 216
Buck Thrasher Norfolk Hits 150 Al Leake Rocky Mount ERA 2.42
Buck Thrasher Norfolk RBI 100 Al Leake Rocky Mount PCT .737 14-5
Carl Gray Rocky Mount HR 15


1916 Virginia League
President: Burrus Corprew

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Newport News Shipbuilders 79 39 .669 - Brooke Crist / Fred Payne
Portsmouth Truckers 76 42 .644 3 James Fox
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 61 60 .504 19.5 Ray Ryan
Petersburg Goobers 54 68 .443 27 George Kelly (minors) / William Helfrich
Norfolk Tars 38 77 .330 39.5 Red McMahon / Buck Pressley
Hopewell Powder Puffs # 30 52 .366 NA Win Clark / R. Barrett

# Hopewell disbanded July 22 and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was added as a replacement August 14. The league directors would not allow the move and Roanoke Rapids was dropped August 16, after winning its only game.

Playoff: Newport News 4 games, Portsmouth 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Manuel Cueto Portsmouth BA .321 William Wood Portsmouth W 22
Al Moore Portsmouth Runs 71 Clarence Teague Rocky Mount SO 205
Manuel Cueto Portsmouth Hits 126 John Voss Newport News ERA 1.89
Rasty Walters Newport News RBI 100 John Voss Newport News PCT .792 19-5
Rasty Walters Newport News HR 15


1917 Virginia League
President: William B. Bradley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Newport News Shipbuilders 10 5 .667 - Fred Payne
Portsmouth Truckers 9 7 .563 1.5 James Fox
Lynchburg Shoemakers 7 7 .500 2.5 Joe Stanley
Norfolk Tars 7 9 .438 3.5 Art Devlin
Petersburg Goobers 6 8 .429 3.5 Hamilton Reynolds
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 6 9 .400 4 Ray Ryan

The league disbanded May 15.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Hartsell Norfolk BA .378 Frank Jarman Rocky Mount W 4
Brooke Crist Portsmouth Runs 29 Louis Magalis Norfolk W 4
Harry Hartsell Norfolk Hits 48 Carl Ray Newport News W 4
Brooke Crist Newport News RBI 14 Carl Ray Newport News SO 57
Brooke Crist Newport News HR 3 Carl Ray Newport News PCT 1.000 4-0
Bob Wood Portsmouth ERA 1.27


1918 Virginia League
President: William B. Bradley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 29 21 .580 - George Stinson
Newport News Shipbuilders 28 21 .571 .5 Roy Whitcraft
Petersburg Goobers 27 22 .551 1.5 Burleigh Emery
Norfolk Tars 13 33 .239 14 Art Devlin

The league suspended operations in late June.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Curt Daughton Newport News BA .328 Edwin Tomlin Newport News W 10
Curt Daughton Newport News Runs 38 George Jackson Richmond SO 83
Curt Daughton Newport News Hits 62 Chet Llewellyn Newport News ERA 2.48
Curt Daughton Newport News RBI 46 Joe Trivett Newport News PCT .800 4-1
Curt Daughton Newport News HR 3


1919 Virginia League
President: William B. Bradley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Petersburg Goobers 62 47 .569 - Amby McConnell
Richmond Colts 60 50 .545 2.5 Frank Dobson / Chief Bender
Portsmouth Truckers 57 51 .528 4.5 Eddie Hooper
Norfolk Tars 58 53 .523 5 William Schwartz
Suffolk Nuts 49 58 .458 12 Rube Oldring
Newport News Shipbuilders 42 69 .378 21 Roy Whitcraft

Playoffs: None, due to disagreement between teams over sites and distribution of gate receipts.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Amby McConnell Petersburg BA .338 Chief Bender Richmond W 29
Hal Leathers Norfolk Runs 71 Chief Bender Richmond SO 295
Jim Poole Richmond Hits 127 Orion Mitchell Norfolk ERA 1.09
Jack Ballinger Norfolk HR 5 Chief Bender Richmond PCT .935 29-2
Jack Ballinger Norfolk RBI 90

[edit] 1920-1928 B

1920 Virginia League
President: William B. Bradley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 76 38 .667 - Lee Gooch
Portsmouth Truckers 73 45 .619 5 James Barton / Jim Viox
Petersburg Goobers 68 50 .576 10 Tommy Clarke
Norfolk Mary Janes 54 59 .478 21.5 William Schwartz / Heinie Wagner
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 53 66 .445 25.5 Al Bridwell / Phifer Fullenwider
Newport News Shipbuilders 51 68 .429 27.5 Joe Wall / Brannigan / William Schwartz / Lake
Suffolk Nuts 47 69 .405 30 Gabby Street
Wilson Bugs 44 71 .383 32.5 John Castle

Playoff: Portsmouth 4 games, Richmond 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rasty Walters Wilson BA .435 Paul Bennett Petersburg W 25
Irving Smith Richmond Runs 90 William McGloughlin Portsmouth SO 155
Henry Roth Wilson Hits 154 Lee Stone Richmond ERA 1.47
Lee Gooch Richmond HR 8 Mike Kircher Richmond PCT .895 17-2
Pie Traynor Portsmouth HR 8
Luke Stewart Richmond HR 8


1921 Virginia League
President: William B. Bradley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wilson Bugs 74 52 .587 - Tommy Clarke
Portsmouth Truckers 78 56 .582 - Jim Viox
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 77 57 .575 1 Phifer Fullenwider/Frank Walker
Richmond Colts 74 58 .561 3 Ray Ryan
Norfolk Tars 74 64 .536 6 Jack Warhop
Suffolk Wildcats 59 78 .431 20.5 Gabby Street/William Cunningham
Newport News Shipbuilders 52 81 .391 25.5 Harry Lake
Petersburg Goobers / Tarboro Tarbabies # 46 88 .343 32 Bill Martin / Amby McConnell

# Petersburg moved to Tarboro August 2, first home game August 4. Commissioner K.M. Landis intervened because of salary limitation violations; he threw out Rocky Mount and Wilson as first half winners and gave the title to Portsmouth.
Playoff: Portsmouth 4 games, Norfolk 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Viox Portsmouth BA .370 Bill McGloughlin Portsmouth W 25
Ben Spencer Rocky Mount Runs 153 Al Benton Portsmouth SO 196
Ben Spencer Rocky Mount Hits 194 Leroy Finnegan Richmond PCT .857 18-3
Joe Kelly Norfolk HR 17


1922 Virginia League
President: W. S. Moye

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wilson Bugs 68 52 .567 - Tom Clark/Bunny Hearn
Newport News Shipbuilders 63 56 .529 4.5 Roy Whitcraft
Norfolk Tars 58 57 .504 7.5 Win Clark
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 60 61 .496 8.5 Frank Walker
Portsmouth Truckers 57 61 .483 10 Jim Viox
Richmond Colts 49 68 .419 17.5 Ray Ryan/John Keller/Rube Oldring
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rasty Walters Wilson BA .374 Bill Manning Portsmouth W 20
Elmer Yoter Portsmouth Runs 98 Roy Stickradt Newport News SO 158
Rasty Walters Wilson Hits 173 Chester Lucas Newport News PCT .704 19-8
Harry Swacina Rocky Mount RBI 88
Bill Narlesky Rocky Mount HR 15


1923 Virginia League
President: W. S. Moye

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wilson Tobacconists 70 52 .774 - Rube Oldring
Richmond Colts 71 53 .773 - Dave Robertson
Rocky Mount Tar Heels 63 59 .516 7 Frank Walker
Norfolk Tars 62 60 .508 8 Win Clark
Portsmouth Truckers 58 62 .483 11 Ed Goosetree
Petersburg Trunkmakers 43 81 .347 28 George Block / Baldy Altermatt

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hack Wilson Portsmouth BA .388 Alex Peterson Norfolk W 22
Frank Walker Rocky Mount Runs 126 Alex Peterson Norfolk SO 129
Frank Walker Rocky Mount Hits 177 Bill Manning Richmond PCT .727 16-6
Hack Wilson Portsmouth RBI 101
Hack Wilson Portsmouth HR 19


1924 Virginia League
President: W. S. Moye

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 76 59 .563 - Jack Onslow
Portsmouth Truckers 75 60 .555 1 Ed Goosetree
Rocky Mount Broncos 74 62 .544 2.5 Frank Walker
Norfolk Tars 69 66 .511 7 Win Clark
Wilson Bugs 66 70 .485 10.5 Moose Marshall / Les Nunamaker
Petersburg Goobers 46 89 .340 30 Ed Konetchy

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frank Walker Rocky Mount BA .370 Cecil Duff Rocky Mount W 23
Frank Walker Rocky Mount Runs 117 Frank Dodson Richmond SO 153
Ben Mallonee Richmond Hits 201 Ken Ash Rocky Mount ERA 2.39
Ed Konetchy Petersburg RBI 98 Cy Fried Norfolk PCT .692 18-8
Ed Konetchy Petersburg HR 33


1925 Virginia League
President: William G. Bramham

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 78 54 .591 - Percy Dawson/Guy Lacy
Portsmouth Truckers 73 59 .553 5 Lester Bangs
Norfolk Tars 72 60 .545 6 Dave Robertson
Wilson Bugs 68 64 .515 10 H.E. "Winnie" Winston
Rocky Mount Broncos 53 79 .402 25 Jim Viox / Bill Pike
Kinston Eagles 52 80 .394 26 Johnny Nee

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hal Weafer Richmond BA .391 Ben Shields Richmond W 21
Guy Lacy Richmond Runs 120 Ben Shields Richmond SO 187
Arthur Hauger Kinston Hits 183 Cy Fried Norfolk ERA 2.87
Dave Robertson Norfolk RBI 118 Alex Peterson Norfolk PCT 1.000 11-0
Blackie Carter Richmond HR 38


1926 Virginia League
President: William G. Bramham

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Richmond Colts 85 68 .556 - Troy Agnew / Guy Lacy / Rube Oldring
Wilson Bugs 85 69 .552 .5 Bunny Hearn
Norfolk Tars 79 73 .520 5.5 Dave Robertson
Portsmouth Truckers 74 78 .487 10.5 Lester Bangs
Kinston Eagles 69 83 .454 15.5 Johnny Nee
Petersburg Broncos 66 87 .431 19 Charles Connolly / Tom Abbott

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dave Robertson Norfolk BA .382 Alex Peterson Norfolk W 22
Dick Attreau Norfolk Runs 154 Herm Kemner Richmond SO 152
Dick Attreau Norfolk Hits 225 Bunny Hearn Wilson ERA 2.68
Dave Robertson Norfolk RBI 127 Herm Kemner Richmond PCT .724 21-8
Pete Stack Richmond HR 44


1927 Virginia League
President: William G. Bramham

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portsmouth Truckers 76 52 .594 - Zinn Beck
Petersburg Broncos 72 61 .541 6.5 Olin Perritt
Richmond Colts 65 65 .500 12 Ed Mooers / Lew McCarty
Wilson Bugs 65 67 .492 13 Bunny Hearn
Norfolk Tars 58 72 .446 19 Dave Robertson
Kinston Eagles 56 75 .427 21.5 Mike Konnick / Arthur Hauger

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Earl Clark Richmond BA .386 Frank Riel Wilson W 20
Jack Bandrimer Portsmouth Runs 123 Ken Ash Petersburg SO 109
Jack Bandrimer Portsmouth Hits 179 Ken Ash Petersburg ERA 2.78
George Thrasher Petersburg RBI 114 June Green Portsmouth PCT .731 19-7
Pete Stack Richmond HR 24
George Thomas (minors) Portsmouth HR 24


1928 Virginia League
President: William G. Bramham

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Norfolk Tars 26 13 .667 - Zinn Beck
Portsmouth Truckers 25 14 .641 1 Stump Edington
Petersburg Broncos 15 27 .357 12.5 Earl Hanson
Richmond Colts 15 27 .357 12.5 Olin Perritt / Chief Bender

The league disbanded June 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Arthur Crump Norfolk BA .381 Joe Heving Portsmouth W 8
Carr Smith Norfolk Runs 41 Jim Turner Norfolk W 8
Hank Collenberger Norfolk Hits 74 Pat Townsend Norfolk SO 51
Hank Collenberger Norfolk RBI 40 John Heving Portsmouth ERA 1.61
Bill Hohman Richmond HR 7

[edit] 1939-'40 D -- 1941-'42 C


1939 Virginia League D
President: Ray Ryan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Harrisonburg Turks 61 47 .565 - Hank Hulvey
Lynchburg Grays 55 51 .519 5 Al Weisman
Staunton Presidents 51 56 .477 9.5 Jimmy Bair
Salem-Roanoke Friends 47 60 .439 13.5 Bob Schleicher

Playoff: Lynchburg 1 game, Staunton 0.
Finals:Harrisonburg 3 games, Lynchburg 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Warren Huffman Staunton BA .415 Vincent Polumbo Salem-Roanoke W 18
Russ Mincy Salem-Roanoke Runs 92 Ernie Utz Harrisonburg SO 183
Nicholas Rhabe Lynch/Harrison Hits 156 Michael Marko Staunton ERA 2.52
Kenneth Moore Salem-Roanoke RBI 95 Ernie Utz Harrisonburg PCT .714 15-6
Louis Cipalla Harrison/Lynch HR 10 Walter Poland Staunton PCT .714 15-6


1940 Virginia League D
President: Ray Ryan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lynchburg Senators 70 45 .609 - Guy Lacy
Harrisonburg Turks 61 56 .521 10 Hank Hulvey
Salem-Roanoke Friends 55 62 .470 16 Eli Harris / Arnold Anderson
Staunton Presidents 46 69 .400 24 Vernon Brandes / John Brennan

Playoff: Harrisonburg 2 games, Salem-Roanoke 1.
Finals: Lynchburg 3 games, Harrisonburg 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Henry Loman Harrisonburg BA .322 Dick Tate Lynchburg W 17
Glen Adkins Harrisonburg Runs 119 Ed Haswell Lynchburg SO 162
Glen Adkins Harrisonburg Hits 149 Lewis Utz Harrisonburg ERA 2.87
Joe Kruppa Salem-Roanoke RBI 91 Dick Tate Lynchburg PCT .739 17-6
Crawford Howard Lynchburg HR 16


1941 Virginia League C
President: Ray Ryan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Petersburg Rebels 66 53 .555 - Clarence Pickrel / Possum Whitted
Salem-Roanoke Friends 64 55 .538 2 Vernon Mackie
Lynchburg Senators 62 56 .525 3.5 Guy Lacy
Harrisonburg Turks 62 56 .525 3.5 Vernon Brandes / Vance Dinges
Newport News Builders 58 58 .500 6.5 Chief Bender
Staunton Presidents 42 76 .356 23.5 Hank Hulvey / Gus Tebell

Playoffs: Lynchburg 3 games, Petersburg 0; Salem-Roanoke 3 games, Harrisburg 2.
Finals: Salem-Roanoke 3 games, Lynchburg 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Vernon Mackie Salem-Roanoke BA .355 Toy Bowen Salem-Roanoke W 17
Royce Watson Lynchburg Runs 125 Ed Haswell Lynchburg SO 226
Nicholas Rhabe Peters/Harrison Hits 164 Don Black Petersburg ERA 2.34
Ben Drake Newport News RBI 117 Don Black Petersburg PCT .688 11-5
Noel Casbier Salem-Roanoke HR 21


1942 Virginia League C
President: C.R. Williams

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Pulaski Counts 79 47 .627 - Jack Crosswhite
Lynchburg Senators 74 51 .592 4.5 Wes Ferrell
Petersburg Rebels 74 52 .587 5 Steve Mizerak
Newport News Builders 62 67 .483 18.5 Harry Chozen
Salem-Roanoke Friends 59 69 .461 21 Vernon Mackie
Staunton Presidents 32 94 .254 47 Taylor Sanford

Playoffs: Lynchburg 4 games, Newport News 2; Pulaski 4 games, Petersburg 2.
Finals: Pulaski 4 games, Lynchburg 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wes Ferrell Lynchburg BA .361 Everett Fagan Pulaski W 20
Ray Rudisill Pulaski Runs 108 Ed Haswell Lynchburg SO 212
James Blair Petersburg Hits 167 Ted Garbee Lynchburg ERA 1.97
James Blair Petersburg RBI 103 Ted Garbee Lynchburg PCT .850 17-3
Wes Ferrell Lynchburg HR 31

[edit] 1948-1951 D


1948 Virginia League
President: Robert S. Brenaman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Suffolk Goobers 83 52 .615 - 60,873 Bill Steinecke
Blackstone Barristers 78 62 .557 7.5 37,632 Paul Badgett
Franklin Cubs 76 64 .543 9.5 54,867 John Zontini
Petersburg Generals 73 62 .541 10 116,062 Paul Varner
Emporia Nationals 63 74 .460 21 33,415 Morrie Aderholt
Lawrenceville Cardinals 39 98 .285 45 21,104 Robert Comiskey / George Shearin / John Pruett

Playoffs: Petersburg 4 games, Suffolk 2; Blackstone 4 games, Franklin 0.
Finals: Blackstone 4 games, Petersburg 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Morrie Aderholt Emporia BA .394 Cecil Hutson Suffolk W 23
Art Jacobs Franklin Runs 147 George Blair Petersburg W 23
Morrie Aderholt Emporia Hits 185 George Blair Petersburg SO 212
Vernon Shetler Franklin RBI 150 Al Tefft Blackstone ERA 1.57
Morrie Aderholt Emporia HR 31 Al Tefft Blackstone PCT .955 21-1


1949 Virginia League
President: Robert S. Brenaman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Franklin Kildees 80 48 .625 - 54,282 George Lacy
Petersburg Generals 72 54 .571 7 76,000 Paul Varner
Emporia Nationals 67 55 .549 10 29,050 Morrie Aderholt
Suffolk Goobers 57 65 .467 20 41,381 Bill Steinecke / Paul Badgett
Hopewell Blue Sox 52 75 .409 27.5 39,600 Joe Mills
Lawrenceville Robins 45 76 .372 31.5 29,000 Braxton / Myers / Titus / Weaver / Wholey

Playoffs: Franklin 4 games, Suffolk 1; Petersburg 4 games, Emporia 3.
Finals: Petersburg 4 games, Franklin 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Paul Varner Petersburg BA .355 Arnold Atkins Franklin W 21
John Cornwell Franklin Runs 129 Arnold Atkins Franklin SO 204
James Gillette Franklin Hits 181 Arnold Atkins Franklin ERA 2.70
James Gillette Franklin RBI 118 Jim Cornett Petersburg PCT .706 12-5
John Garrison Emporia HR 25


1950 Virginia League
President: Robert S. Brenaman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Emporia Nationals 71 57 .555 - 26,380 Morrie Aderholt
Petersburg Generals 69 61 .531 3 43,508 Paul Varner
Elizabeth City Albemarles 68 61 .527 3.5 35,000 Paul Crawford
Hopewell Blue Sox 65 65 .500 7 29,320 Herbert Moore
Franklin Kildees 65 65 .500 7 30,249 Paul Badgett
Suffolk Goobers 50 79 .388 21.5 28,638 Buster Kinard

Playoffs:Hopewell defeated Franklin by forfeit for fourth place. Emporia 4 games, Hopewell 1; Petersburg 4 games, Elizabeth City 2.
Finals: Emporia 4 games, Petersburg 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Paul Varner Petersburg BA .335 Vernon Holland Franklin W 20
LeRoy Dietzel Emporia Runs 121 Melvin Doxtator Emporia W 20
John Garrison Emporia Hits 170 Herman Dowdy Elizabeth City SO 176
Kenneth Hatcher Petersburg RBI 120 Eugene Hoberg Franklin ERA 2.50
Kenneth Hatcher Petersburg HR 32 Edmond McClosky Petersburg PCT .765 13-4


1951 Virginia League
President: Benjamin L. Campbell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Colonial Heights-Petersburg Generals 80 39 .672 - 35,146 Turkey Tyson
Elizabeth City Albemarles 67 50 .573 12 34,301 Paul Crawford
Edenton Colonials 63 55 .534 16.5 28,528 Gashouse Parker
Suffolk Goobers 56 62 .475 23.5 26,000 Red Treadway
Franklin Kildees 49 70 .412 31 18,299 Carl McQuillen / Holland
Emporia Rebels 39 78 .333 40 12,000 Joe Mills / Harold Martin

Playoffs: Colonial Heights-Petersburg 4 games, Suffolk 1; Elizabeth City 4 games, Edenton 3.
Finals: Elizabeth City 4 games, Colonial Heights-Petersburg 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Buster Kinard Suffolk BA .378 John Brockwell Colonial Heights/Petersburgh W 25
Kenneth Hatcher Colonial/Peters Runs 109 John Brockwell Colonial Heights/Petersburgh SO 164
Buster Kinard Suffolk Hits 156 John Brockwell Colonial Height/Petersburgh ERA 2.05
Kenneth Hatcher Colonial/Peters RBI 121 John Brockwell Colonial Height/Petersburgh PCT .781 25-7
Kenneth Hatcher Colonial/Peters HR 34


[edit] League Records 1906-1928

Batting
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Eddie Mooers
Ben Mallonee
Richmond Colts
Richmond Colts
156
156
1926
1926
BA Rasty Walters Wilson Bugs .422 1922
AB Eddie Mooers Richmond Colts 638 1926
Runs Dick Attreau Norfolk Tars 154 1926
Hits Dick Attreau Norfolk Tars 225 1926
RBI Davis Robertson Norfolk Tars 127 1926
2B Ben Spencer Rocky Mount Tar Heels 50 1921
3B Angel Aragon Richmond Colts 18 1921
HR Stanley Stack Richmond Colts 44 1926
TB Stanley Stack Richmond Colts 369 1926
SB George Kircher Norfolk Tars 74 1913
Sac Ralph Reeves Richmond Colts 54 1907
BB Harry Snyder Rocky Mount Bronchos 93 1924
SO Fred Henry Suffolk Tigers 102 1915
Pitching
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Jimmy Lavender Danville Red Sox 59 1907
CG Clifford Markle
Frank Dodson
Norfolk Tars
Richmond Colts
32
32
1914
1924
W Clifford Markle Norfolk Tars 31 1914
L R.W. McCleary Portsmouth Truckers 23 1914
PCT Jack Quinn
J.G. Vance
Alex Peterson
Chief Bender
Richmond Colts
Petersburg Truckers
Norfolk Tars
Richmond Colts
1.000 14-0
1.000 11-0
1.000 11-0
.935 29-2
1908
1911
1925
1919
ERA Rion Mitchell Norfolk Tars 1.01 1919
IP Walt Doane
J.J. Efird
Roanoke Tigers
Roanoke Tigers
380
380
1909
1913
Win Streak Jack Quinn Richmond Colts 14 1908
SO Yancey Ayers Richmond Colts 390 1913
BB Claral Gillenwater Petersburg Truckers 144 1924


[edit] League Records 1939-1951

Batting
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Arthur Jacobs Emporia Nationals 142 1948
BA Smut Aderholt Emporia Nationals .394 1948
AB Gordon Bragg Blackstone Barristers 547 1948
Runs Arthur Jacobs Emporia Nationals 147 1948
Hits Smut Aderholt Emporia Nationals 185 1948
RBI Vernon Shetler Franklin Cubs 150 1948
2B Paul Varner Petersburg Generals 46 1948
3B Gordon Bragg Blackstone Barristers 18 1948
HR Kenneth Hatcher Petersburg Generals 34 1951
EBH Smut Aderholt Emporia Nationals 80 1948
TB Smut Aderholt Emporia Nationals 334 1948
SB Smut Aderholt Emporia Nationals 70 1948
Sac Bill Sheridan Staunton Presidents 22 1939
BB John Zontini Franklin Cubs 127 1948
SO Bruno Cassanova Lawrenceville Cardinals 110 1948
HBP William Burgos Newport News Builders 14 1942
Pitching
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Cecil Hutson Suffolk Goobers 70 1948
CG John Brockwell Petersburg Generals 29 1951
W John Brockwell Petersburg Generals 25 1951
L George Sumey Staunton Presidents 23 1942
PCT Al Tefft Blackstone Barristers .952 21-1 1942
ERA Al Tefft Blackstone Barristers 1.57 1948
IP Joe Kania Newport News Builders 296 1942
Win Streak Al Tefft Blackstone Barristers 20 1948
SHO Al Tefft Blackstone Barristers 6 1948
SO George Blair Petersburg Generals 212 1948
BB Dick Brockwell Petersburg Generals 198 1948


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

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