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The first Western Associations have their histories somewhat intertwined with the Western League's. From 1888-1891, and 1893, the Western League was known as the Western Association.

The next Western Association ran from 1894-1899 and was renamed the Central League in 1900. The league was centered around Illinois and Iowa, but reached to Nebraska and Denver, CO early on.

In 1901 another Western Association was started, this time centered around Ohio and Indiana. It only lasted one year.

In 1905, the Missouri Valley League was renamed the Western Association. The league was designated as class C until 1911, when it was given a D rating. It operated in this class from 1914-1917 and also in 1920-21 . In 1922 the league regained its class C status and oprated from 1922-1932 and 1934-1942 when it shut down during WW II. It returned as a class C in 1946 and continued until 1954. Joplin, Ft. Smith, Topeka, St. Joseph, Hutchinson and Muskogee were all long-time members.

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[edit] Cities Represented 1888-1891

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1888-1891

1888 Western Association
President: Samuel Morton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kansas City Blues 76 42 .644 - Jim Manning
Des Moines Prohibitionists 73 40 .646 .5 Charlie Morton
St. Paul Apostles 61 38 .616 5.5 Andrew Thompson
Omaha Omahogs 55 48 .534 13.5 Frank Selee
Milwaukee Brewers 53 54 .495 17.5 Jim Hart
Chicago Maroons 41 71 .366 32 Moxie Hengle
St. Louis Whites # 10 18 .357 NA Tom Loftus
Sioux City Cornhuskers # 21 38 .356 NA William Bryan / Jim Powell
Minneapolis Millers ## 28 52 .350 NA Al Gooding / Dave Rowe
Davenport Onion Weeders ## 4 21 .160 NA William Lucas

# St. Louis disbanded June 20 and was replaced by Sioux City, which began play July 4 and later disbanded.
## Minneapolis played its last game August 18, selling its franchise to Davenport, which also had a team in the Central Interstate League. Davenport played its first game August 25.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Spud Johnson Kansas City BA .342 Tom Lovett Omaha W 30
Jim Manning Kansas City Runs 123 Tom Lovett Omaha SO 273
Bug Holliday Des Moines Hits 147 Kid Nichols Kansas City ERA 1.14
Orator Shaffer Des Moines Hits 147 Kid Nichols Kansas City PCT .889 16-2
Scrappy Carroll St. Paul HR 16
Jim Manning Kansas City SB 101


1889 Western Association
President: J.S. McCormick

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Omaha Omahogs 83 38 .686 - Frank Selee
St. Paul Apostles 75 46 .620 8 Andrew Thompson / John Barnes
Minneapolis Millers 66 55 .545 17 Samuel Morton / Moxie Hengle
Sioux City Cornhuskers 64 60 .516 20.5 Jim Powell
Milwaukee Creams 58 63 .479 25 Ezra Sutton
Denver Grizzlies 51 70 .421 32 Dave Rowe
St. Joseph Clay Eaters 41 70 .369 37 Charles Lord / Truckenmiller / Chippy McGarr
Des Moines Prohibitionists 41 77 .347 40.5 Jimmy Macullar
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Monk Cline Sioux City BA .364 Kid Nichols Omaha W 39
Monk Cline Sioux City Runs 172 Kid Nichols Omaha SO 368
Abner Dalrymple Denver Hits 173 Martin Duke Minneapolis ERA 1.66
Charlie Reilly St. Paul HR 27 Kid Nichols Omaha PCT .830 39-8


1890 Western Association
President: J.S. McCormick / L.C. Krauthoff

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kansas City Blues 78 39 .667 - Charles Hackett / Jim Manning
Minneapolis Millers 80 43 .650 1 Samuel Morton / Tim Hurst
Milwaukee Brewers 76 47 .655 .5 Charlie Cushman
Denver Grizzlies 57 64 .471 23 Dave Rowe
Sioux City Cornhuskers 55 64 .462 24 Jim Powell
Omaha Omahogs 51 69 .425 28.5 Frank Selee
Des Moines / Lincoln # 48 73 .397 32 Jimmy Macullar
St. Paul Apostles 37 84 .306 43 Andrew Thompson / Bill Watkins

# Des Moines (31-52)moved to Lincoln August 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Buster Hoover Kansas City BA .336 John Thornton Milwaukee W 29
Elmer Smith Denver Runs 128 Martin Duke Minneapolis SO 308
Dan Minnehan Minneapolis Hits 178 Martin Duke Minneapolis ERA 0.81
Scrappy Carroll St. Paul HR 21 Nat Hudson Minneapolis PCT 765 13-4
Jim Manning Kansas City SB 96 Willard Mains St. Paul HB 40


1891 Western Association
President:L.C. Krauthoff

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Sioux City Cornhuskers 66 57 .537 - Al Buckenberger
Kansas City Blues 66 59 .528 1 Jim Manning
Omaha Lambs 51 59 .464 8.5 Dan Shannon / Bob Leadley
Denver Mountaineers 53 63 .457 9.5 George Tebeau / W.L.Van Horn / Sam Cantrell
Milwaukee Brewers ## 59 37 .615 NA Charlie Cushman
Minneapolis Millers ### 52 47 .525 NA Bill Harrington
Lincoln Rustlers ### 46 49 .484 NA Dave Rowe
St. Paul Apostles / Duluth # 39 61 .390 NA Bill Watkins / Jay Anderson

# St. Paul (17-34) moved to Duluth June 8; Duluth disbanded August 20.
## Milwaukee joined American Association August 18.
### Minneapolis and Lincoln disbanded August 20.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rasty Wright Duluth/Omaha BA .353 Billy Hart Sioux City W 25
Jim Manning Denver Runs 138 Tom Vickery Milwaukee SO 153
Ecky Stearns Kansas City Hits 156 George Davies Milwaukee Pct .767; 23-7
Dell Darling Minneapolis HR 18

[edit] Cities Represented 1893

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1893

1893 Western Association
President: L.C. Krauthoff / Robert Scott

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Kansas City Cowboys 12 8 .600 - William Lucas
St. Joseph Saints 11 8 .579 .5 Harrry Gatewood
Topeka Populists 8 12 .400 4 Duff Cooley
Lawrence Farmers 7 12 .368 4.5 John Rodemaker / John Hayden

The League disbanded June 20.
Playoff: Kansas City 4 games, St. Joseph 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ducky Holmes St. Joseph BA .481 Bert Cunningham Kansas City W 7
Cornelius Holohan St. Joseph Runs 28 Bert Cunningham Kansas City SO 35
Harry Howe St. Joseph Hits 37 Gus Mackey Lawrence SO 35
Andy Costello Lawrence HR 4 Harry Howe St. Joseph PCT 1.000 3-0
Cornelius Holohan St. Joseph SB 18

[edit] Cities Represented 1894-1899

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1894-1897, 1899

1894 Western Association
President: David Rowe / W.W. Kent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Rock Island-Moline Islanders 72 50 .590 - Harry Sage
Peoria Distillers 68 55 .553 4.5 George Brackett
Lincoln Treeplanters 67 56 .545 5.5 Hi Ebright
Jacksonville Jacks 67 57 .540 6 Con Strothers
Omaha Omahogs 66 59 .528 7.5 Pa Rourke
St. Joseph Saints 57 66 .463 15.5 Bill Kneisley / Hugh Nicol
Des Moines Prohibitionists 55 73 .430 20 Hugh Nicol / Bill Traffley
Quincy Ravens 42 78 .350 29 Burt Merrifield
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Katz Rock Island/Moline BA .404
George McVey Omaha Hits 215
Emmett Seery Omaha Runs 196
Joe Strauss Jacksonville HR 33
Walt Preston St. Joseph SB 55


1895 Western Association
President: W.W. Kent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lincoln Treeplanters 80 48 .624 - Hi Ebright
Peoria Distillers 74 55 .574 6.5 Dan Dugdale
Des Moines Prohibitionists 71 55 .563 8 Bill Traffley
Rockford Forest City 66 60 .524 13 Hugh Nicol
Quincy Ravens 63 63 .500 16 George Brackett
St. Joseph Saints 45 79 .363 33 Harry Gatewood
Omaha / Denver $ 52 47 .525 NA Dave Rowe / Tom Morrissey
Burlington Spiders @ 13 13 .500 NA Hines
Jacksonville Jacks / Springfield # 34 59 .366 NA William Punch / Deveney / Jacob Aydelotte / Bob Caruthers
Dubuque Colts @ 3 21 .125 NA Tom Morrissey

# Jacksonville moved to Springfield, then to Burlington.
$ Omaha transferred to Denver July 22; first home game August 9; last game August 22.
@ Burlington and Dubuque, from the Eastern Iowa League, entered August 30

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Krieg Rockford BA .452 Fred Barnes Lincoln W 34
George Flynn Peoria Runs 145 Fred Barnes Lincoln PCT .810 34-8
Bill Krieg Rockford Hits 237
Sam Mertes Quincy HR 13


1896 Western Association
President: Thomas Hickey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Des Moines Prohibitionists 56 22 .718 - Bill Traffley
Dubuque ### 47 34 .580 10.5 Sam LaRoque
Peoria Distillers ### 43 35 .551 13 Dan Dugdale
Rockford Forest City ### 44 37 .543 13.5 Hugh Nicol
Cedar Rapids Bunnies 29 49 .372 27 Hi Ebright / Belden Hill
Burlington Hawkeyes 28 51 .354 28.5 Paul Hines / Bob Caruthers
Quincy Bluebirds # 31 37 .456 NA George Brackett / Andy Sommers
St. Joseph Saints ## 31 44 .413 NA Frank Haller / H.N. Dye

# Quincy disbanded July 16.
## St. Joseph disbanded July 18.
### Dubuque, Peoria and Rockford disbanded July 25.
The league disbanded August 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Krieg Rockford BA .350 Frank Figgenmeier Des Moines W 17
Tom Letcher Des Moines Runs 88 John Dolan Dubuque ERA 1.31
Bill Krieg Rockford Hits 123 Frank Figgenmeier Des Moines PCT .850 17-3
Bill Krieg Rockford HR 15
Bill Baer Dubuque SB 48


1897 Western Association
President: Thomas Hickey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cedar Rapids Bunnies 84 41 .672 - Belden Hill
St. Joseph Saints 80 45 .640 4 Palmer
Rockford Forest City 70 55 .560 14 Varney Anderson
Des Moines Prohibitionists 67 57 .540 16.5 Pete Lohman
Peoria Blackbirds 56 68 .452 27.5 Dan Dugdale / Hi Ebright / Pat Wright
Quincy Little Giants 56 69 .448 28 Bill Traffley / Eugene McGreevy
Dubuque 47 79 .373 37.5 Joe Cantillon / Martin McQuaid
Burlington Colts 39 85 .315 44.5 Dal Williams / Bob Berryhill
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Irv Waldron St. Joseph BA .353 Lou Mahaffey Cedar Rapids W 30
Ron Viox St. Joseph Runs 130 George Carish St. Joseph ERA 1.19
Billy Klusman St. Joseph Hits 175 Lou Mahaffey Cedar Rapids PCT .750 30-10
Jimmy Williams St. Joseph HR 31 George Cooper Des Moines HB 42
Louis Lippert Burlington SB 76


1898 Western Association
President: Thomas Hickey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Peoria Blackbirds 28 14 .667 - Pat Wright
Quincy 23 16 .590 3.5 Pete Lohman
Dubuque 26 22 .542 4 Ted Sullivan / George Brown
Rock Island-Moline Islanders # 19 23 .452 8 Varney Anderson / Henry Sage
Ottumwa Giants 18 25 .419 9.5 Wiiliam A. Smith
St. Joseph Saints 12 28 .300 14 Hi Ebright
Cedar Rapids Bunnies % 21 9 .700 NA Belden Hill
Burlington Hawkeyes $ 7 17 .292 NA Bill Krieg

$ Burlington disbanded June 5
% Cedar Rapids disbanded June 9
# Rock Island-Moline disbanded June 26, causing the league to disband.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jay Andrews Cedar Rapids/Rock Island-Moline/St. Joseph BA .345 Dick Smith Cedar Rapids/Rock Island-Moline W 12
Bill Connors Peoria Runs 38 Joe McGinnity Peoria SO 74
Jack Thornton Dubuque Hits 59 Dick Smith Cedar Rapids/Rock Island-Moline PCT .857 12-2
Jay Andrews Cedar Rapids/Rock Island-Moline/St. Joseph HR 3
Louis Lippert Burlington SB 26


1899 Western Association
President: Thomas Hickey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Rock Island-Moline Islanders 28 8 .778 - Harry Sage
Rockford Rough Riders 20 16 .556 8 Hunkey Hines
Cedar Rapids Bunnies 22 14 .611 6 Belden Hill
Bloomington Blues 14 23 .378 14.5 Bill Krieg / Frank Blanford
Ottumwa Giants 13 24 .351 15.5 Pat Flaherty
Quincy / Dubuque # 11 23 .324 16 Ed Deady

# Quincy (3-10) moved to Dubuque May 19. Dubuque disbanded June 13.
The league disbanded June 16.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charlie Buelow Rockford BA .331 Elmer Stricklett Rock Island-Moline W 14
Byron McKibben Cedar Rapids Runs 47 Elmer Stricklett Rock Island-Moline PCT .933 14-1
Charlie Buelow Rockford Hits 48
Harry Bay Rock Island-Moline Hits 48
Luke Lutenberg Rockford HR 2
Elmer Stricklett Rock Island-Moline HR 2
Harry Bay Rock Island-Moline HR 2
Franklin Donnelly Cedar Rapids SB 19
Ollie Thiel Bloomington SB 19

[edit] Cities Represented 1901

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1901

1901 Western Association
President: William Myer

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Dayton Veterans 85 55 .607 - Bill Armour
Louisville Colonels / Grand Rapids ## 83 55 .601 1 Walt Wilmot
Toledo Mud Hens 78 60 .565 6 Charlie Stroebel
Fort Wayne Railroaders 73 67 .521 12 Doggie Miller
Grand Rapids / Wheeling Stogies # 69 64 .519 12.5 George Ellis / Bill White
Indianapolis Hoosiers 60 78 .435 24 Bill Watkins
Columbus Senators 54 86 .386 31 Frank Metz / Jim Gardner / Ed Zinram
Marion Stars/Marion Glassblowers 51 88 .367 33.5 Pat Wright

# Grand Rapids (22-13) moved to Wheeling June 3.
## Louisville (38-23) moved to Grand Rapids July 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tuck Turner Toledo BA .348 Harvey Bailey Louisviile/Grand Rapids W 35
Pat Meaney Mansfield Hits 181 Alfred Pardee Toledo SO 237
Natty Nattress Fort Wayne Runs 124 Archie Stimmell Indianapolis PCT .778 14-4
Tuck Turner Toledo HR 14
Dusty Miller Toledo SB 52
George Smith Dayton SB 52

[edit] Cities Represented 1905-1911

Class C 1905-1910, Class D 1911

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1905-1911

1905 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wichita Jobbers 79 56 .585 - William Kimmel
Oklahoma City Mets 77 58 .570 2 Gene Barnes / Dad Risley
Leavenworth Orioles 75 59 .560 3.5 Louis Armstrong
Sedalia Gold Bugs 70 64 .522 8.5 Dutch Henry / Richard Rohn
Guthrie Senators 66 70 .485 13.5 John Hamilton / Ben Bennett
Joplin Miners 65 73 .471 15.5 John Fillman / Robert Baerwald
Topeka White Sox 54 80 .403 24.5 Spencer Abbott / Frank Quigley / Blackburn
Springfield Highlanders 54 80 .403 24.5 Frank Hurlburt / Joseph Zoellers

The league started the season at Class D, then became a C league June 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
George Hurlburt Oklahoma City BA .349 Henry Gehring Wichita W 32
J.W. Seabaugh Springfield Hits 166 Henry Gehring Wichita PCT .865 32-5
Henry Gehring Wichita HR 9 Henry Gehring Wichita ShO 10


1906 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Topeka White Sox 82 56 .594 - Duff Cooley
Joplin Miners 75 62 .547 6.5 Robert Baerwald / Louis Armstrong
Wichita Jobbers 75 65 .536 8 Bill Kimmel / Jack Holland
Springfield Midgets 72 67 .518 10.5 G. Bennett / J.W. Seabaugh / John Shinn
Oklahoma City Mets 70 69 .504 12.5 J.H. Chinn
Leavenworth Old Soldiers 68 72 .486 15 Louis Armstrong / Pennington / Zink / Kahl
Webb City Goldbugs 57 79 .419 24 Tom Hayden / Richard Rohn
St. Joseph / Hutchinson # 55 84 .396 27.5 Frank Hurlburt / Spencer Abbott / Genins

# St. Joseph (16-24) moved to Hutchinson June 12.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Duff Cooley Topeka BA .305 Kid Durbin Joplin W 32
Dick Bayless Joplin Runs 104 Kid Durbin Joplin PCT .800 32-8
Dusty Miller Wichita Hits 173
Red Downs Topeka HR 9


1907 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wichita Jobbers 98 35 .737 - Jack Holland
Oklahoma City Mets 86 54 .614 15.5 Chappie McFarland
Hutchinson Salt Packers 77 59 .566 22.5 Jay Andrews
Topeka White Sox 75 65 .536 30.5 Lou Rankle / George Hulburt / Spencer Abbott
Joplin Miners 71 64 .526 31.5 Ted Price / Lou Armstrong
Webb City Goldbugs 65 70 .481 37.5 Richard Rohn / George Dalrymple
Springfield Midgets 46 92 .333 54.5 F.R. Pierce
Leavenworth Convicts 29 108 .212 71 John Ray / Ernest Quiqley / A. Schaumeyer
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Beals Becker Wichita BA .310 Harley Young Wichita W 29
Jack Pendry Oklahoma City Runs 91 Harley Young Wichita PCT .879 29-4
Gus Hetling Wichita Hits 149 John Halla Topeka ShO 16


1908 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Topeka Jayhawkers 89 50 .640 - Duff Cooley
Wichita Jobbers 87 53 .621 2.5 Jack Holland
Oklahoma City Mets 81 58 .583 8 Jack McConnell
Joplin Miners 71 65 .522 16.5 John Fillman
Hutchinson Salt Packers 69 70 .496 20 Jay Andrews / Frank Barber
Webb City Webbfeet 66 69 .489 21 Larry Milton
Springfield Midgets 48 85 .361 38 Dad Risley / Tony Vanderhill
Enid Railroaders 38 99 .277 50 William Kimmel / Hurlbert / Wright / Frantz
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gus Hetling Wichita BA .318 Jim Scott Wichita W 30
Red Davis Topeka Runs 85 Rip Hagerman Topeka W 30
Gus Hetling Wichita Hits 163 John Bolin Wichita PCT .846 11-2
Milt Porkorney Webb City HR 16
Paul Cobb Enid/Joplin 3B 10


1909 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Enid Railroaders 82 44 .651 - Tex Jones
Muskogee Navigators 74 51 .592 7.5 George Dalrymple
Guthrie Senators 70 55 .560 11.5 Howard Price
Bartlesville Boosters 66 59 .528 15.5 Frank Barber
Webb City / Sapulpa ## 64 59 .520 16.5 Perry Parker / Frank Everhart
Springfield Midgets 56 70 .444 24.5 Frank Hurlburt
Pittsburg Pirates 52 73 .416 28 Elmer Meredith
Joplin Miners / El Reno # 36 89 .288 44 Thomas Hayden / Vinson / McConnell / Burns

# Joplin (20-43) moved to El Reno July 4.
## Webb City moved to Sapulpa July 18.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Clare Patterson Guthrie BA .354 Floyd Willis Guthrie W 22
Frank Lofton Webb City/Sapulpa Runs 108 Clyde Geist Guthrie SO 247
Clare Patterson Guthrie Hits 180 Floyd Willis Guthrie PCT .815 22-5
Tex Jones Enid HR 11
Wilder Gray Springfield HR 11


1910 C Western Association
President: Dr. D.M. Shiveley / J.H. Shaw

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Joplin Miners 90 34 .726 - Elmer Meredith / Richard Rohn
Enid Railroaders 64 53 .547 22.5 Robert Kennedy
Sapulpa Oilers 65 61 .516 26 Larry Milton
Guthrie Senators 47 73 .392 41 Howard Price
El Reno Packers ## 65 43 .602 NA Art Riggs
Bartlesville Boosters ## 51 51 .500 NA Frank Barber / Jake Beckley
Muskogee Navigators/Okmulgee # 36 63 .364 NA Peck Harrington / Ed Nichols / Lee Garvin
Tulsa Oilers # 28 68 .292 NA Gus Weyhing / Con Harlow

# Muskogee and Tulsa disbanded July 22.
## El Reno and Bartlesville disbanded July 31.
Attendance: Tulsa 31,200
The season ended August 16.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Robert Kennedy Enid BA .326 Mark Hall Joplin W 21
Harry Ellis Joplin Runs 104 Ralph Bell Joplin W 21
Henry Goodrich Sapulpa Hits 139 Mark Hall Joplin SO 241
Henry Goodrich Sapulpa HR 11 Howie Gregory Joplin PCT .857 18-3


1911 D Western Association
President: Tom Hayden / Herbert Slater

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fort Smith Scouts ### 29 14 .674 - Art Riggs
Muskogee Redskins 23 21 .523 6.5 Lon Ury / Claud East
Sapulpa Oilers 23 21 .523 6.5 George McAvoy / Harry Bradbury
Tulsa Railroaders ### 20 25 .444 10 Bert Shaner
Independence Packers ## 15 22 .405 NA Howard Price / Affie Wilson
Coffeyville White Sox ## 15 24 .385 NA Harry Bradbury
Joplin Miners # 3 2 .600 NA Tony Anderson
Springfield Jobbers # 2 3 .400 NA Larry Milton / Tony Anderson

# Joplin and Springfield disbanded May 10.
## Coffeyville and Independence disbanded June 14.
### Ft. Smith and Tulsa withdrew on June 19, and the league disbanded.
Attendance: Tulsa 6,800
No individual statistics available.

[edit] Cities Represented 1914-1917

Class D


[edit] Teams and Statistics 1914-1917

1914 D Western Association
President: A.J. Baker / W.P. Hill

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tulsa Oilers 74 49 .602 - Howard Price
Oklahoma City Boosters 75 52 .591 1 W.C. Holliday / Henry Maag
Fort Smith Twins 73 52 .584 2 R.J. Mack
Muskogee Mets 74 54 .578 2.5 George McAvoy
McAlester Miners 47 79 .373 28.5 Jerry Kane / Leo Miller / John Henley
Joplin-Webb City / Guthrie / Henryetta # 35 92 .278 41 Claude Marcum

# Joplin-Webb City (22-46) moved to Guthrie July 10; Guthrie moved to Henryetta July 22.
Attendance: Tulsa 48,000.
Playoff: Oklahoma City 4 games, Muskogee 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Glenn Dameron Oklahoma City BA .357 Nelson Jones Tulsa W 29
Lee Morris Tulsa Runs 105 Nelson Jones Tulsa PCT .784 29-8
Harry Thompson Muskogee Hits 155
Eddie Palmer Muskogee HR 21


1915 D Western Association
President: William P. Hill

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Denison Railroaders 76 53 .589 - Babe Peebles
Oklahoma City Senators 76 62 .551 4.5 Henry Maag
Sherman Hitters 70 65 .519 9 Dad Ritter
Muskogee Mets 68 66 .507 10.5 Frank Coe / Dave Tacke
Paris Red Snappers 68 66 .500 11.5 Red Snapp / Doc Nance / Johnny Fillman
Tulsa Producers 63 71 .470 15.5 George Kelsey / Norman Price
Fort Smith Twins 61 75 .449 18.5 C.P. Mosley /Ted Schultz
McAlester Miners 57 59 .419 22.5 Rudy Kling / Phil Ketter / Jimmy Humphries

Attendance: Tulsa 40,200
Playoff: Oklahoma City 4 games, Muskogee 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Robinson Muskogee BA .323 Roy Clements Tulsa W 21
Clyde McCarty Ft. Smith Runs 104 Dick Robertson Ft. Smith W 21
John Robinson Muskogee Hits 160 L.G. Daniels Paris SO 222
Otto Beese McAlester HR 34 Ray Fagan Oklahoma City ERA 1.06
Ray Fagan Oklahoma City PCT 1.000 13-0


1916 D Western Association
President: William P. Hill / J.W. Bell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Denison Railroaders 86 49 .637 - Babe Peebles
Tulsa Producers 80 58 .580 7.5 Norman Price
McAlester Miners 79 58 .577 8 Jimmy Humphries
Oklahoma City Senators 64 73 .467 23 Red Snapp / Rudy Baerwald
Muskogee Mets 63 77 .450 25.5 Henry Maag
Fort Smith Twins 61 76 .445 26 Herschel Thompson / Hugh McMurray
Sherman Lions 61 76 .445 26 Walter Frantz /Jack Love
Paris Survivors 56 83 .403 32 Johnny Fillman / Red Snapp

Attendance: Tulsa 62,100
Playoff: Denison 4 games, Tulsa 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ross Youngs Sherman BA .362 Walt Kinney Denison W 22
Ross Youngs Sherman Runs 103 Rollie Naylor McAlester SO 228
Ross Youngs Sherman Hits 195 Rolla Mapel McAlester ERA 2.03
Pete Adams Ft. Smith HR 22 Watson Denison PCT .700 14-6
Henry Moore Tulsa HR 22
Ed Hopper Tulsa/Muskogee HR 22


1917 D Western Association
President: J.W. Bell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
McAlester Miners 95 57 .625 - Jimmy Humphries
Muskogee Reds 89 69 .563 9 Henry "Buzz" Wetzel / Ernie Calbert
Sherman Browns 80 72 .526 15 Leo Hellman
Denison Railroaders 79 75 .513 17 Babe Peebles
Fort Smith Twins 77 82 .484 21.5 Scotty Barr
Oklahoma City Boosters 72 80 .474 23 Jim Murray
Tulsa Producers 68 84 .447 27 Lige Wooley /Ray Cahill / Harley Young
Paris Athletics / Ardmore # 57 98 .368 39.5 Dick Speer / Red Snapp

Attendance: Tulsa 45,600
# Paris (16-12) moved to Ardmore May 20.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Emmett Mulvey McAlester BA .320 Charlie Robertson Sherman W 26
Ernie Calbert Muskogee Runs 101 Doc Watson Ft. Smith W 26
Ernie Calbert Muskogee Hits 177 Walt Kinney Denison SO 260
Ernie Calbert Muskogee RBI 109 Charlie Robertson Sherman PCT .813 26-6
Ernie Calbert Muskogee HR 43

[edit] Cities Represented 1920-1932

Class D 1920-1921, Class C 1922-1932

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1920-1932

1920 D Western Association
President: J.C. Letcher

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Okmulgee Drillers 83 46 .643 - Art Hemsley / Eddie Brennan
Fort Smith Twins 80 58 .580 7.5 Boss Schmidt
Enid Harvesters 71 53 .573 9.5 Ted Waring
Henryetta Hens 75 56 .573 9 Emmett Rogers
Drumright Drummers 66 62 .516 16.5 Dick Crittenden
Springfield Merchants/Springfield Orioles 58 76 .433 27.5 Doc Seabough / Steve O'Rourke
Chickasha Chicks 52 72 .419 28.5 Ned Pettigrew / Drap Hayes
Pawhuska Huskers 33 95 .258 50.5 Norm Price / Don Moseley

Playoff: Okmulgee 3 games, Enid 3; Enid won the seventh game but the league president invalidated the victory.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Clyde McCarthy Okmulgee BA .372 George Gray Henryetta W 26
Red Lowrance Enid Runs 100 George Gray Henryetta SO 195
Clyde McCarthy Okmulgee Hits 164 A.G. McGuire Enid ERA 1.60
Dave Williams Okmulgee RBI 94 Jim Park Drumright PCT .846 11-2


1921 D Western Association
President: George LaMotte

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Springfield Midgets 85 60 .586 - Charley Stis / Wilson White
Fort Smith Twins 83 61 .576 1.5 Boss Schmidt
Henryetta Hens 77 66 .538 7 Dick Crittenden / Steve O'Rourke
Pawhuska Huskers 76 71 .517 10 Rudy Hulswitt
Enid Harvesters 77 74 .510 11 Barney Cleveland
Chickasha Chicks 74 74 .500 12.5 Drap Hayes / Ray Winder
Okmulgee Drillers 71 76 .483 15 Harry Womack / Ed Klepfer / Red Herriott / John Wuffli
Drumright Oilers 44 105 .295 43 Dick Speer

Playoff: Chickasha 4 games, Ft. Smith 3;

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Oscar Felber Pawhuska BA .341 Grady Adkins Henryetta W 26
Clifford Johnston Chickasha Runs 129 Dixie Leverett Ft. Smith SO 199
Al Green Chickasha Hits 191 Lewis Jones Springfield PCT .759 22-7
Frank Reiger Enid HR 20


1922 C Western Association
President: E.A. Daniels

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Enid Harvesters 104 27 .794 - Tom Downey
Joplin Miners 93 42 .689 13 Gabby Street
Henryetta Hens 74 56 .569 29.5 Drap Hayes
Springfield Midgets 68 69 .496 39 Wilson White / George Foster
Okmulgee Drillers 56 79 .415 50 John Wuffli / Troy Agnew
Fort Smith Twins 54 79 .406 51 William "Ducky" Holmes / Louis Jones / Roy Thomas
McAlester Miners 49 82 .374 55 Cecil Griggs / Harry Coveleski
Pawhuska Osages # 29 93 .238 NA Clyde Wren / John Wuffli / Otis Stucker

# Pawhuska disbanded August 16; all games after that date were forfeited to scheduled oppenents.
Playoff: Joplin 4 games, Enid 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Leo Cotter Springfield BA .396 Don Songer Enid W 31
Glen McNally Joplin Runs 129 Don Songer Enid SO 176
Glen McNally Joplin Hits 201 Shovel Hodge Joplin PCT .897 26-3
Frank Reiger Enid HR 31


1923 C Western Association
President: E.A. Daniels

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Joplin Miners 83 60 .580 - Gabby Street
Ardmore Snappers 82 60 .577 .5 Red Snapp
Okmulgee Drillers 81 63 .563 2.5 Troy Agnew
Enid Harvesters 80 65 .552 4 Tom Downey
Springfield Midgets 70 74 .486 13.5 Runt Marr
Fort Smith Twins 53 92 .366 31 Fred Hunter / Mickey Doolan
Henryetta Hens ## 43 48 .473 NA Drap Hayes / Lou Jones
McAlester Diggers # 27 57 .321 NA Les Tullos

# McAlester disbanded July 19.
## Henryetta disbanded July 21.
Playoff: Ardmore 4 games, Okmulgee 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Jones Joplin BA .398 Jim Walkup Okmulgee W 25
Frank Reiger Enid Runs 123 Jack Killeen Enid SO 231
John Jones Joplin Hits 214 Jack Williams Enid PCT .800 12-3
Osborne McDaniel Enid HR 36


1924 C Western Association
President: J.W. Seabaugh

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Okmulgee Drillers 110 48 .696 - Troy Agnew
Fort Smith Twins 97 63 .606 14 Runt Marr
Muskogee Athletics 97 65 .599 15 Gabby Street
Hutchinson Wheat Shockers 81 80 .503 30.5 Marty Purtell
Bartlesville / Ardmore Bearcats # 75 82 .478 34.5 Frank Matthews / Ted Waring
Joplin / Bartlesville Boosters ## 69 87 .442 40 Tom Toland / Al Green
Topeka Senators 59 98 .376 50.5 Barney Cleveland / Bob Browne
Springfield Midgets 47 112 .296 63.5 Boss Schmidt / Alvin Malone / Pete Adams

# Bartlesville (19-23) moved to Ardmore June 8, first home game June 18.
## Joplin (25-24) moved to Bartlesville June 16.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wilbur Davis Okmulgee BA .400 Pea Ridge Day Muskogee W 28
Cecil "Stormy" Davis Okmulgee Runs 187 Flint Rhem Ft. Smith SO 282
Wilbur Davis Okmulgee Hits 260 Jim Walkup Okmulgee ERA 2.59
Wilbur Davis Okmulgee RBI 190 Jim Walkup Okmulgee PCT .885 23-3
Wilbur Davis Okmulgee HR 51
Cecil "Stormy" Davis Okmulgee HR 51
Wilbur Davis Okmulgee TB 485


1925 C Western Association
President: J.W. Seabaugh

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fort Smith Twins 94 56 .627 - Carl Mitze
Ardmore Boomers 86 64 .573 8 George Whiteman
Okmulgee Drillers 80 71 .530 14.5 Roy Corgan / Red Snapp
Muskogee Athletics 79 72 .523 15.5 Gabby Street
Springfield Midgets 67 82 .450 26.5 Marty Purtell
Independence Producers 44 105 .295 49.5 Nick Reidy / Pat O'Byrne

Playoff: Ardmore 4 games, Muskogee 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jimmy Hudgens Ft. Smith BA .389 Ed Clough Ft. Smith W 28
Leo Najo Okmulgee Runs 195 J.E. Carroll Muskogee SO 239
Jimmy Hudgens Ft. Smith Hits 230 Lloyd Brown Ardmore ERA 2.45
Jimmy Hudgens Ft. Smith RBI 168 Lloyd Brown Ardmore PCT .944 17-1
Leo Najo Okmulgee HR 34


1926 C Western Association
President: J.W. Seabaugh

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Springfield Midgets 92 66 .582 - Marty Purtell
Fort Smith Twins 92 68 .575 1 Everett Booe
Ardmore / Joplin Ozarks ## 77 81 .487 15 George Whiteman
Okmulgee Drillers 73 85 .462 19 Chick Mattick
Muskogee Athletics # 51 45 .531 NA Walt Kreuger / Fields / George Armstrong
McAlester Miners # 28 68 .292 NA Clyde Wren / Bischoff / Fields / Thompson / Poolaw

# Muskogee and McAlester withdrew July 20.
## Ardmore (8-12 in the second half) moved to Joplin July 14, first home game July 22.
Playoff: Springfield 3 games, Joplin 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Louis Benson Ft. Smith BA .391 Norman Sitts Springfield W 24
Carey Selph Ft. Smith Runs 169 Allyn Stout Ft. Smith SO 155
Louis Benson Ft. Smith Hits 231 Bill Clowers Ardmore/Joplin ERA 2.98
John Reider Springfield HR 36 Frank Cash Muskogee PCT .800 12-3


1927 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fort Smith Twins 81 51 .614 - Runt Marr
Topeka Jayhawks 74 58 .560 7 Joe Schultz
St. Joseph Saints / Joplin Miners # 73 60 .549 8.5 Marty Purtell
Springfield Midgets 63 69 .477 18 Hal Funk
Okmulgee Drillers 57 75 .432 24 Troy Agnew
Muskogee Chiefs 48 83 .366 32.5 Roy Corgan / Otto Williams

# St. Joseph (38-32) moved to Joplin July 7.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
David Miner Okmulgee BA .410 Charles Johnson Ft. Smith W 23
William Brengle St. Jo/Joplin Runs 113 Laurence Irvine Topeka SO 120
Fred Honea Muskogee Hits 180 James Moore Ft. Smith ERA 2.07
John King St. Jo/Joplin RBI 114 James Moore Ft. Smith PCT .769 10-3
John King St. Jo/Joplin HR 26


1928 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fort Smith Twins 74 63 .540 - Runt Marr
Topeka Jayhawks 70 61 .534 1 Eddie Dyer
Joplin Miners 70 65 .519 3 Marty Purtell
Independence Producers 66 67 .496 6 Jimmy Payton
Springfield Midgets 61 66 .480 8 Bob Wells
Muskogee Chiefs 58 77 .430 15 Otto Williams

Playoff: Joplin 4 games, Independence 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jack Crouch Joplin BA .358 Dick Gifford Ft. Smith W 19
Paul Richards Muskogee Runs 119 Floyd Rose Topeka W 19
Bill Diester Independ/Joplin Hits 188 Steve Ellis Independence SO 155
Paul Richards Muskogee RBI 109 Dick Gifford Ft. Smith ERA 2.75
Paul Richards Muskogee HR 36 Lefty Connelly Joplin PCT .737 14-5


1929 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fort Smith Twins 88 59 .599 - John Cimpi
Shawnee Robins 87 61 .588 1.5 Ray Powell
Springfield Midgets 71 77 .480 17.5 Joe Mathes
Independence Producers 71 78 .477 18 Marty Purtell
Joplin Miners 68 82 .453 21.5 George Cochran / Roy Corgan
Muskogee / Maud Chiefs # 61 89 .407 28.5 John Smithson

# Muskogee moved to Maud August 22. One game was played, which drew poorly. It was decided to play the remaining home games at Independence or Joplin when those teams were on the road.
Attendence: Joplin, 40,000.
Playoff: Ft. Smith 5 games, Shawnee 2, one tie.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Elmer Gray Shawnee BA .360 Ray Starr Shawnee W 24
Chet Titus Shawnee Runs 129 Fritz Ostermueller Shawnee SO 195
Elmer Gray Shawnee Hits 219 John F. Smith Ft. Smith ERA 1.73
Elmer Gray Shawnee RBI 128 Ab Wright Joplin PCT .778 14-4
Bill Hooten Springfield HR 25


1930 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Independence Producers 76 56 .576 - Marty Purtell
Joplin Miners 76 59 .563 1.5 Cotton Tierney
Shawnee Robins 65 71 .478 13 Ray Powell
Fort Smith Twins 64 72 .471 14 Runt Marr
Springfield Midgets 64 73 .467 14.5 Kid Elberfeld
Muskogee Chiefs 60 74 .448 17 Herb Smith

Attendance: Joplin, 65,000
Playoff: Independence 5 games, Joplin 4.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Monk Edwards Independence BA .384 Lynn Griffith Joplin W 21
Joyner White Ft. Smith Runs 123 Lynn Griffith Joplin SO 245
Bill Norman Shawnee/Muskogee Runs 123 Ron Vance Independence PCT .667 16-8
Bob Boken Joplin Hits 189
Bob Boken Joplin RBI 124
Gordon Nell Joplin/Muskogee HR 27


1931 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Springfield Cardinals 87 57 .604 - Eddie Dyer
Joplin Miners 80 62 .563 6 Lyman Lamb
Independence Producers 77 69 .527 11 Marty Purtell
Fort Smith Twins 74 76 .493 16 Runt Marr
Muskogee Chiefs 64 86 .427 26 Roy Corgan
Bartlesville Bronchos 59 91 .393 31 Art Ewoldt / W.W. Ward

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ab Wright Muskogee BA .376 Bill Beckman Springfield W 24
Grover Seitz Springfield Runs 143 William Alexander Independence SO 217
Ab Wright Muskogee Hits 216 Marvin Carlson Joplin ERA 2.01
David Cheeves Joplin RBI 122 Paul Dean Springfield PCT .786 11-3
Gordon Nell Muskogee HR 44


1932 C Western Association
President: Dale Gear

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Springfield Cardinals 79 51 .608 - Eddie Dyer
Bartlesville Bronchos 77 53 .592 2 Art Schmidt / Art Ewoldt
Independence / Joplin / Hutchinson ## 58 68 .424 19 Marty Purtell
Fort Smith Twins / Muskogee Chiefs #### 48 80 .375 30 Runt Marr / Jerry Mallett
Joplin Miners / Topeka Jayhawks # 38 38 .500 NA Grover Wilson
Muskogee Chiefs / Hutchinson ### 37 48 .435 NA Lynn Boggess

# Joplin (2-1) moved to Topeka May 6, first home game May 10; Topeka disbanded July 18
## Independence (12-10) moved to Joplin May 23; first home game May 26. Joplin (7-10) moved back to Independence June 10. Independence (4-12) moved to Hutchinson July 20.
### Muskogee (18-16) moved to Hutchinson June 8, then disbanded July 18.
#### Ft. Smith (23-29) moved to Muskogee July 1; first home game July 7.
Attendance Springfield, 60,000.
Playoff: Springfield 5 games, Bartlesville 4.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dallas Patton Hutchinson BA .345 Keith Frazier Bartlesville W 20
Eldon Breese Bartlesville Runs 119 Keith Frazier Bartlesville SO 172
Johnny Rizzo Musk/Hutch/Bart Hits 172 Art Evans Independence ERA 1.98
Ival Goodman Bartlesville RBI 120 Dykes Potter Springfield PCT .722 13-5
Ival Goodman Bartlesville HR 22

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[edit] Teams and Statistics 1934-1954

1934 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Springfield Red Wings 76 58 .567 - Mike Ryba
Ponca City Angels 73 61 .545 3 Roy Johnson
Joplin Miners 66 68 .493 10 Wally Schang
Hutchinson Larks 66 68 .493 10 Boyce Morrow
Bartlesville Reds 63 69 .477 12 Marty Purtell
Muskogee Tigers 56 76 .424 19 Conrad Fisher

Total Attendance: 251,000.
Playoffs: Ponca City defeated Springfield in a one game playoff for the first half title.
Finals: Springfield 4 games, Ponca City 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
David Cheeves Springfield/Hutchinson BA .361 Bill McGee Springfield W 23
Sebastian Wagner Hutchinson Runs 113 Joe Berry Joplin SO 233
Steve Mesner Ponca City Hits 197 Mike Ryba Springfield ERA 2.96
Arthur Shoap Ponca City RBI 139 Mike Ryba Springfield PCT .800 12-3
Ed Gray Muskogee HR 16


1935 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Springfield Cardinals 87 48 .644 - 52,497 George Payne
Ponca City Angels 76 55 .580 9 30,000 Mike Gazella
Hutchinson Larks 68 61 .527 16 37,218 Boyce Morrow
Muskogee Tigers 60 71 .458 25 29,612 Wally Schang
Bartlesville Reds 56 79 .415 31 33,436 Marty Purtell
Joplin Miners 48 81 .372 36 20,000 Runt Marr / Stanley Hino

Playoff: Ponca City 5 games, Springfield 4.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ben Catchings Muskogee BA .350 Tom Seats Springfield W 25
Harry Hughes Bartlesville Runs 135 Tom Seats Springfield SO 279
Joe Mene Ponca City Hits 183 Morris Young Bartlesville/Hutchinson ERA 2.31
Doc Graves Muskogee RBI 122 Franklyn Ross Springfield PCT .818 18-4
Tony Masucci Muskogee HR 19
Buster Adams Springfield HR 19
Lyle Judy Springfield SB 107


1936 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Ponca City Angels 87 57 .604 - 26,866 Mike Gazella
Joplin Miners 83 58 .589 2.5 40,000 Benny Bengough
Hutchinson Larks 79 65 .549 8 55,644 Dick Goldberg
Springfield (MO) Cardinals 64 78 .451 22 45,501 Joseph Brown
Muskogee Tigers 61 80 .433 24.5 32,000 David Miner / Carl Kentling
Bartlesville Bucs 53 89 .373 33 31,674 Boyce Morrow

Playoff: Ponca City 5 games, Joplin 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lynn South Springfield BA .380 Stroud Fields Joplin W 20
Proctor Richmond Hutchinson Runs 156 Joe Yerosky Hutchinson W 20
Lynn South Springfield Hits 215 Cliff Haendiges Hutchinson W 20
Proctor Richmond Hutchinson RBI 154 Lou Tost Muskogee SO 217
Ted Jennings Muskogee HR 31 Morris Young Ponca City ERA 3.00
Myron Myer PCT .826 19-4


1937 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Muskogee Reds 79 61 .564 - 45,000 Bill Hughes
Hutchinson Larks 78 64 .549 2 67,000 Dick Goldberg / Dick Klinger / Hugh McMullen
Joplin Miners 76 66 .535 4 59,745 Benny Bengough
Springfield Cardinals 76 67 .531 4.5 54,982 Clay Hopper
Ponca City Angels 71 69 .507 8 21,961 Pat Veltman
Bartlesville Blues 45 98 .315 35.5 30,509 Wes Kingdon / Dick Goldberg

Playoffs: Joplin 4 games, Muskogee 3; Springfield 3 games, Hutchinson 1.
Finals: Springfield 4 games, Joplin 1..

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dutch Mele Muskogee BA .354 Red Barrett Muskogee W 24
Frank Mabrey Springfield Runs 139 Cotton Hill Muskogee SO 220
Gene Coletti Hutchinson Hits 189 Al Lien Joplin ERA 2.53
Fred Vaughn Hutchinson RBI 123 John Munchel Hutchinson PCT .727 16-6
Dutch Mele Muskogee HR 30
Elmer Miller Springfield SB 87


1938 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Ponca City Angels 84 54 .609 - NA Goldie Holt
Springfield Cardinals 79 56 .585 3.5 62,647 Clay Hopper
Fort Smith Giants 74 65 .532 10.5 83,578 Frank Brazill
Hutchinson Larks 70 67 .511 13.5 NA Hugh McMullen
Muskogee Reds 71 68 .511 13.5 NA Ben Tincup
Joplin Miners 63 74 .460 20.5 NA Ted Meyer
Bartlesville Chiefs 61 78 .439 23.5 NA Cobe Jones / Mickey Duggan
Salina Millers 47 87 .351 35 41,000 Harry Sutter / Jack Calvey

Total Attendance: 350,104
Playoffs: Ponca City 3 games, Ft. Smith 1; Hutchinson 3 games, Springfield 2.
Finals: Ponca City 4 games, Hutchinson 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Schmiel Springfield BA .353 Jake Drake Springfield W 21
Fuzz White Bartlesville Runs 126 Roland Van Slate Springfield SO 220
Lou Stringer Ponca City Runs 126 Joe Luber Ft. Smith ERA 2.06
Glen Stewart Ft. Smith Hits 182 Joe Luber Ft. Smith PCT .733 10-3
Clarence Springer Bartlesville RBI 121
Russ Derry Joplin HR 24


1939 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Fort Smith Giants 83 50 .624 - 88,000 Herschel Bobo
Joplin Miners 81 56 .591 4 49,869 Claude Jonnard
Springfield Cardinals 78 60 .565 7.5 64,380 George Silvey
Topeka Owls 72 65 .526 13 85,500 Bill Wilson
St. Joseph Angels 66 72 .478 19.5 30,716 Goldie Holt
Muskogee Reds 60 76 .441 24.5 36,226 Pat Patterson
Salina Millers 55 79 .410 28.5 41,725 Riley Parker
Hutchinson Pirates 49 86 .363 35 34,672 Jimmy Jordan

Playoffs: Springfield 3 games, Ft. Smith 1; Topeka 3 games, Joplin 2.
Finals: Springfield 3 games, Topeka 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jimmy Jordan Hutchinson BA .348 Butch Wensloff Joplin W 26
Fuzz White Topeka Runs 139 Maury Newlin Topeka W 26
Clarence Springer Topeka Hits 187 Paul Erickson St. Joseph SO 198
Butch Moran Muskogee RBI 146 Butch Wensloff Joplin PCT .867 26-4
Harry Goorabian Topeka HR 38


1940 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Muskogee Reds 90 49 .647 - 44,095 Jack Mealey
Topeka Owls 73 60 .578 14 95,000 Bill Wilson / Pete Monahan
Ft. Smith Giants 70 63 .526 17 NA Herschel Bobo
St. Joseph Saints 69 63 .522 17.5 NA Keith Frazier
Joplin Miners 68 64 .515 18.5 NA Paul O'Malley
Salina Millers 60 75 .441 28 NA Jack Calvey
Springfield Cardinals 56 76 .424 30.5 35,800 George Silvey / Ollie Vanek
Hutchinson Pirates 50 86 .372 38.5 NA Jimmy Jordan / Buzz Arlitt

Playoffs: St. Joseph 3 games, Topeka 1; Ft. Smith 3 games, Muskogee 0.
Finals: St. Joseph 3 games, Ft. Smith 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frank Houska St. Joseph BA .379 Henry Mestnik Muskogee W 24
Erwin Paul Muskogee Runs 152 Stan Zetusky Hutchinson SO 209
Erwin Paul Muskogee Hits 200 Joe Malman Topeka ERA 2.69
Glenn Peters Muskogee RBI 135 Henry Mestnik Muskogee PCT .828 24-5
Glenn Peters Muskogee HR 24


1941 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Joplin Miners 93 41 .694 - Doc Bennett
Springfield Cardinals 92 43 .682 1.5 Ollie Vanek
Topeka Owls 75 58 .564 17.5 Bill Wilson
Fort Smith Giants 73 60 .549 19.5 Herschel Bobo
Muskogee Reds 64 69 .481 28.5 Jack Mealey
Hutchinson Pirates 53 81 .396 40 Johnny Gooch
Salina Millers 46 88 .343 47 Red Rollings / Jimmy Payton / Fitzpatrick
St. Joseph / Carthage Browns # 40 96 .294 54 Walter Holke / Gus Albright / Dennis Burns

# St. Joseph (10-22) moved to Cartharge June 3, first home game June 10.
Playoffs: Ft. Smith 3 games, Springfield 1; Joplin 3 games, Topeka 1.
Finals: Joplin 3 games, Ft. Smith 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Yarmul Hutchinson BA .356 Blix Donnelly Springfield W 28
Mike Schemer Ft. Smith Runs 125 Blix Donnelly Springfield SO 304
Harold Olt Springfield Hits 177 Blix Donnelly Springfield ERA 2.26
Clarence Springer Topeka RBI 127 Blix Donnelly Springfield PCT .824 28-6
Stan Musial Springfield HR 26


1942 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Topeka Owls 80 53 .602 - Bill Wilson
Muskogee Reds 76 58 .567 4.5 Jack Mealey
Fort Smith Giants 68 63 .519 11 Fred Lindstrom
Springfield Cardinals 62 70 .470 17.5 Runt Marr
Joplin Miners 59 75 .440 21.5 Doc Bennett
Hutchinson Pirates 50 76 .397 26.5 Walter Holke

Playoff: Ft. Smith 4 games, Topeka 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Harry Clements Muskogee BA .341 Tex Sanner Topeka W 20
Harry Clements Muskogee Runs 104 Tex Sanner Topeka SO 204
Harry Clements Muskogee Hits 188 Frank Tincup Topeka PCT .783 18-5
Mal Stevens Muskogee RBI 93
Mal Stevens Muskogee HR 20


The league did not operate in 1943, '44 and '45 due to WW II


1946 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Leavenworth Braves 76 57 .571 - 56,176 Charles Carmen
Hutchinson Cubs 73 56 .566 1 55,868 Dickie Kerr
St. Joseph Cardinals 75 62 .547 3 74,018 Robert Stanton
Muskogee Reds 75 64 .540 4 79,494 Ray Baker
Fort Smith Giants 67 63 .515 7.5 70,414 Hugh Willingham
Joplin Miners 61 73 .455 15.5 90,363 Jim Acton
Topeka Owls 53 79 .402 22.5 123,119 Raymond "Fido" Murphy
Salina Blue Jays 51 77 .398 22.5 44,050 Edwin Walls

Playoff: Hutchinson 4 games, Ft. Smith 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Dyck Joplin BA .364 Ralph Rosengarten Leavenworth W 22
Frank Celona St. Joseph Runs 101 William Washburn Salina SO 242
Byron Watkins Topeka Hits 176 Winlow Johnson Topeka ERA 2.22
Jim Dyck Joplin RBI 104 Ralph Rosengarten Leavenworth PCT .815 22-5
Peter Deem Muskogee HR 18
Rocky Nelson St. Joseph 3B 23


1947 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Salina Blue Jays 85 53 .616 - 60,369 Edwin Walls
Topeka Owls 83 55 .601 2 113,529 Winlow Johnson
Muskogee Reds 75 64 .540 10.5 78,511 Ray Baker
St. Joseph Cardinals 72 67 .518 13.5 88,000 Robert Stanton
Joplin Miners 67 73 .479 19 70,535 Jim McLeod
Hutchinson Cubs 63 76 .453 22.5 51,813 Morrie Arnovich / Dickie Kerr
Fort Smith Giants 59 78 .431 25.5 52,215 Earl Wolgamot
Leavenworth Braves 50 88 .362 35 28,459 Joe Bowman

Playoff: Hutchinson 4 games, Ft. Smith 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jay Sousley Joplin BA .351 Arthur Hartley Salina W 22
Butch Nieman Topeka Runs 135 Ross Grimsley Topeka SO 262
Kelly Wingo Muskogee Hits 187 Lee Dodson Topeka ERA 2.37
Butch Nieman Topeka RBI 114 Lee Dodson Topeka PCT .818 18-4
Butch Nieman Topeka HR 29


1948 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
St. Joseph Cardinals 90 48 .652 - 129,230 Harold Olt
Ft. Smith Giants 82 58 .586 9 66,720 Jack Aragon
Joplin Miners 75 57 .568 12 72,006 Johnny Sturm
Topeka Owls 70 66 .515 19 95,722 Winlow Johnson / Butch Nieman
Muskogee Reds 61 70 .466 25.5 62,472 Ray Baker
Leavenworth Braves 62 75 .453 27.5 40,639 Dutch Hoffman
Salina Blue Jays 58 80 .420 32 41,850 Vance Dinges
Hutchinson / Springfield Cubs # 43 87 .331 43 39,251 Frank Piet

# Hutchinson (25-52) moved to Springfield July 21, first home game July 27.
Playoffs: Topeka 3 games, Ft. Smith 1; St. Joseph 3 games, Joplin 2.
Finals: St. Joseph 4 games, Topeka 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Johnny Sturm Joplin BA .360 Jackie Collum St. Joseph W 24
Butch Nieman Topeka Runs 135 Winlow Johnson Topeka SO 187
Harold Olt St. Joseph Hits 171 Jackie Collum St. Joseph ERA 2.47
Butch Nieman Topeka RBI 146 Jackie Collum St. Joseph PCT .932 24-2
Butch Nieman Topeka HR 34


1949 C Western Association
President: Tom Fairweather

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
St. Joseph Cardinals 96 42 .696 - 126,301 Harold Olt
Fort Smith Giants 86 54 .614 11 62,534 Harold Kollar
Joplin Miners 80 58 .580 16 67,434 Johnny Sturm
Topeka Owls 77 61 .558 19 116,136 Butch Nieman
Muskogee Reds 77 62 .554 19.5 84,903 Heinie Mueller
Salina Blue Jays 69 69 .500 27 50,145 Joe Gantenbein
Hutchinson Elks 41 93 .306 53 65,755 Russ Sehon / Howard McCormick / Storie
Leavenworth Braves 25 112 .182 70.5 33,132 Bill Cronin / Fido Murphy / Luther Harvel

Playoffs: Topeka 3 games, St. Joseph 2. Joplin 3 games, Ft. Smith 0.
Finals: Joplin 4 games, Topeka 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Olin Martin Joplin BA .355 Bill Bagwell Jr. Joplin W 20
Harvey Gentry Ft. Smith Runs 125 Dennis Jent Joplin SO 214
Jim Finigan Joplin Hits 180 Nick Huck St. Joseph ERA 2.25
Butch Nieman Topeka RBI 110 Bob Gregory St. Joseph PCT .800 12-3
Butch Nieman Topeka HR 26


1950 C Western Association
President: Howard Goetz

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Joplin Miners 90 46 .663 - 58,644 Harry Craft
Hutchinson Elks 77 60 .562 13.5 91,500 Wes Griffin
Springfield Cubs 74 61 .548 15.5 34,680 Robert Peterson
Enid Giants 71 63 .530 18 40,713 Harold Kollar
St. Joseph Cardinals 67 69 .493 23 71,312 Harold Olt
Topeka Owls 58 81 .427 33.5 106,250 Butch Nieman
Muskogee Reds 52 79 .397 35.5 52,126 Heinie Mueller
Salina Blue Jays 53 83 .390 37 44,773 John Davenport

Playoffs: Springfield 3 games, Joplin 1. Hutchinson 3 games, Enid 1.
Finals: Hutchinson 4 games, Springfield 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mickey Mantle Joplin BA .383 Frank Simanovsky Joplin W 21
Mickey Mantle Joplin Runs 141 Bob Wiesler Joplin SO 277
Mickey Mantle Joplin Hits 199 Bob Wiesler Joplin ERA 2.35
Butch Nieman Topeka RBI 149 Frank Simanovsky Joplin PCT .875 21-3
Butch Nieman Topeka HR 28


1951 C Western Association
President: Howard Goetz

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Topeka Owls 74 44 .627 - 89,474 Butch Nieman
Joplin Miners 77 48 .616 .5 46,921 Billy Holm
St. Joseph Cardinals 69 51 .575 6 47,133 Gene Corbett
Salina Blue Jays 63 58 .521 12.5 47,550 Pat Patterson
Muskogee Giants 61 63 .492 16 56,032 Hal Bamberger
Hutchinson Elks 57 66 .463 19.5 73,720 Wes Griffin
Enid Buffalos 45 79 .363 32 39,584 Ray Honeycutt
Ft. Smith Indians 43 80 .350 33.5 48,545 Paul O'Dea

Playoffs: None scheduled due to floods.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John P. Cooney Muskogee BA .344 Merlin Nehring Joplin W 20
Dick Tettelbach Joplin Runs 128 Walter Montgomery St. Joseph SO 230
John P. Cooney Muskogee Hits 175 Harry Wise Topeka ERA 2.61
Eugene Barth St. Joseph RBI 103 Merlin Nehring Joplin PCT .833 20-4
Robert Williams Hutchinson RBI 103
Butch Nieman Topeka HR 28


1952 C Western Association
President: Howard Goetz

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Joplin Miners 87 52 .626 - 49,511 Vern Hoscheit
Muskogee Giants 73 66 .525 14 61,391 Andy Gilbert
Hutchinson Elks 70 66 .515 15.5 78,713 Wes Griffin
Topeka Owls 63 76 .453 24 64,967 Adolph Matulis / Jack Dean
Salina Blue Jays 61 77 .442 25.5 35,984 Pat Patterson
Ft. Smith Indians 60 77 .438 26 46,520 Harry Griswold

Playoff: Joplin 4 games, Muskogee 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Andy Gilbert Muskogee BA .357 Frank Lucas Joplin W 24
Norm Siebern Joplin Runs 115 Jack M. Brown Hutchinson SO 209
Mel Collins Muskogee Hits 115 Willard Ford Joplin ERA 2.12
Jack F. Lewis Muskogee RBI 156 Frank Lucas Joplin PCT .889 24-3
Johnny Blanchard Joplin RBI 112
Johnny Blanchard Joplin HR 30


1953 C Western Association
President: George Barr

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
St. Joseph Cardinals 83 57 .593 - 58,647 Harold Olt
Hutchinson Elks 80 60 .571 3 87,718 Wes Griffin
Topeka Owls 78 62 .557 5 81,450 Ira Hutchinson
Joplin Miners 71 68 .511 11.5 41,006 Bunny Mick
Muskogee Giants 57 81 .413 25 41,749 Harold Kollar
Ft. Smith-Van Buren Twins 49 90 .353 33.5 30,901 Edwin Walls / Edwin Dickson

Playoffs: St. Joseph 3 games, Joplin 0; Hutchinson 3 games, Topeka 0.
Finals: Hutchinson 4 games, St. Joseph 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Daniel Toma Muskogee BA .313 Roger Sawyer Hutchinson W 22
Lamar Moore Hutchinson Runs 115 Rogers Fister St. Joseph SO 239
Daniel Toma Muskogee Hits 152 Roger Sawyer Hutchinson ERA 1.99
Joseph Beran Hutchinson RBI 118 Roger Sawyer Hutchinson PCT .815 22-5
Joseph Beran Hutchinson HR 37


1954 C Western Association
President: George Barr

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Topeka Owls 87 51 .630 - 58,671 Ira Hutchinson
Muskogee Giants 85 54 .612 2.5 44,193 John Davenport
St. Joseph Saints 82 57 .590 5.5 41,035 William Cope
Blackwell Broncos 79 61 .564 9 39,637 Joe Consoli / Al Kubski
Hutchinson Elks 72 67 .518 15.5 70,196 George Genovese / Larry Dorton
Ponca City Jets 62 76 .449 25 33,902 Eddie Carnett
Joplin Cardinals 50 89 .360 37.5 32,890 William Kelly
Iola Indians 39 101 .279 49 25,791 Willie Ramsdell / Ralph Kennedy

Playoffs: Blackwell 3 games, Topeka 0; St. Joseph 3 games, Muskogee 2.
Finals: Blackwell 4 games, St. Joseph 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ray Posipanka Topeka BA .338 Robert Lowe Topeka W 21
David Wondra Blackwell Runs 138 Harold Woods Hutchinson SO 207
Tom Watson Hutchinson Hits 182 Robert Lowe Topeka ERA 2.84
Al Kubski Blackwell RBI 144
Al Kubski Blackwell HR 37


[edit] MVPs

1940 Henry Mestnik, Muskogee

[edit] Hall of Fame Alumni

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions

  • Brian A. Podoll: The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers 1859-1952 © 2003 McFarland & Co., Inc.
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