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1939 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1938 / 1940

League-by-League Batting

46Negro American LeagueNegro Majors70.0
47Negro National LeagueNegro Majors60.0
4American AssociationAA826.9
5International LeagueAA827.3
6Pacific Coast LeagueAA829.0
1Eastern LeagueA824.6
2Southern AssociationA-1827.2
3Texas LeagueA-1826.7
7Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.2
8Piedmont LeagueB824.7
9South Atlantic LeagueB824.7
10Southeastern LeagueB825.0
11Western International LeagueB623.9
12Canadian-American LeagueC823.1
13Cape Breton Colliery LeagueC423.7
14Cotton States LeagueC824.0
15East Texas LeagueC823.0
16Interstate LeagueC423.7
17Middle Atlantic LeagueC823.0
18Pioneer LeagueC621.6
19Western AssociationC822.7
20Alabama-Florida LeagueD623.5
21Appalachian LeagueD622.4
22Arizona-Texas LeagueD420.2
23Arkansas-Missouri LeagueD421.2
24Bi-State LeagueD823.8
25Coastal Plain LeagueD824.3
26Eastern Shore LeagueD821.3
27Evangeline LeagueD822.3
28Florida State LeagueD823.0
29Georgia-Florida LeagueD821.9
30Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD822.4
31Mountain State LeagueD622.4
32North Carolina State LeagueD824.7
33Northeast Arkansas LeagueD421.8
34Northern LeagueD822.8
35Ohio State LeagueD621.4
36Pennsylvania State AssociationD621.7
37Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD620.9
38Tar Heel LeagueD623.5
39Virginia LeagueD421.8
40West Texas-New Mexico LeagueD822.5
41Western LeagueD622.0
42Cuban LeagueForeign
43Japanese Baseball LeagueForeign923.13.53864327692830730516333824268156259499637333117.224.315.288.60381611224381690
44Mexican LeagueIndependent940.0
45Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
48Independent NegroNo Classification3

League-by-League Pitching

44American LeagueMajor League828.45.21611611.5004.62123012307185125512710877.011866640455837964660432014825244484581.5199.
45National LeagueMajor League829.64.44610610.5003.92123212327175157812810949.011503547247646493818419820624200474591.3999.
46Negro American LeagueNegro Majors7
47Negro National LeagueNegro Majors6
4American AssociationAA827.8
5International LeagueAA828.6
6Pacific Coast LeagueAA829.2
1Eastern LeagueA825.4
2Southern AssociationA-1827.7
3Texas LeagueA-1828.0
7Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.3
8Piedmont LeagueB824.2
9South Atlantic LeagueB825.4
10Southeastern LeagueB824.7
11Western International LeagueB623.8
12Canadian-American LeagueC822.2
13Cape Breton Colliery LeagueC425.2
14Cotton States LeagueC823.0
15East Texas LeagueC822.5
16Interstate LeagueC423.1
17Middle Atlantic LeagueC822.0
18Pioneer LeagueC622.0
19Western AssociationC822.9
20Alabama-Florida LeagueD622.8
21Appalachian LeagueD622.7
22Arizona-Texas LeagueD420.6
23Arkansas-Missouri LeagueD420.9
24Bi-State LeagueD822.9
25Coastal Plain LeagueD824.1
26Eastern Shore LeagueD822.0
27Evangeline LeagueD821.1
28Florida State LeagueD823.0
29Georgia-Florida LeagueD819.0
30Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueD822.5
31Mountain State LeagueD622.6
32North Carolina State LeagueD823.4
33Northeast Arkansas LeagueD421.3
34Northern LeagueD821.7
35Ohio State LeagueD621.0
36Pennsylvania State AssociationD620.9
37Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueD620.8
38Tar Heel LeagueD622.2
39Virginia LeagueD420.9
40West Texas-New Mexico LeagueD822.4
41Western LeagueD622.4
42Japanese Baseball LeagueForeign922.33.53412412.5002.508648643724921137717.26333305121481563733031171221596327761.3047.
43Mexican LeagueIndependent924.0
48Independent NegroNo Classification3

Pro Baseball Map for 1939

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

Negro American LeagueNegro MajorsChicago American Giants, Cleveland Bears, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars, Toledo Crawfords
Negro National LeagueNegro MajorsBaltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
American AssociationAAColumbus Red Birds, Indianapolis Indians, Kansas City Blues, Louisville Colonels, Milwaukee Brewers, Minneapolis Millers, St. Paul Saints, Toledo Mud Hens
International LeagueAABaltimore Orioles, Buffalo Bisons, Jersey City Giants, Montreal Royals, Newark Bears, Rochester Red Wings, Syracuse Chiefs, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pacific Coast LeagueAAHollywood Stars, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Oaks, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Seals, Seattle Rainiers
Eastern LeagueAAlbany Senators, Binghamton Triplets, Elmira Pioneers, Hartford Bees, Scranton Red Sox, Springfield Nationals, Wilkes-Barre Barons, Williamsport Grays
Southern AssociationA-1Atlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Knoxville Smokies, Little Rock Travelers, Memphis Chickasaws, Nashville Volunteers, New Orleans Pelicans
Texas LeagueA-1Beaumont Exporters, Dallas Rebels, Fort Worth Cats, Houston Buffaloes, Oklahoma City Indians, San Antonio Missions, Shreveport Sports, Tulsa Oilers
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueBBloomington Bloomers, Cedar Rapids Raiders, Clinton Giants, Decatur Commodores, Evansville Bees, Moline Plow Boys, Springfield Browns, Waterloo Red Hawks
Piedmont LeagueBAsheville Tourists, Charlotte Hornets, Durham Bulls, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Cubs, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Red Sox, Winston-Salem Twins
South Atlantic LeagueBAugusta Tigers, Columbia Reds, Columbus Red Birds, Greenville Spinners, Jacksonville Tars, Macon Peaches, Savannah Indians, Spartanburg Spartans
Southeastern LeagueBAnniston Rams, Gadsden Pilots, Jackson Senators, Meridian Scrappers, Mobile Shippers, Montgomery Rebels, Pensacola Pilots, Selma Cloverleafs
Western International LeagueBBellingham Chinooks, Spokane Hawks, Tacoma Tigers, Vancouver Capilanos, Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Pippins
Canadian-American LeagueCAmsterdam Rugmakers, Cornwall Maple Leafs, Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers, Ogdensburg Colts, Oswego Netherlands, Ottawa Senators, Rome Colonels, Utica Braves
Cape Breton Colliery LeagueCGlace Bay Miners, New Waterford Dodgers, Sydney Mines Ramblers, Sydney Steel Citians
Cotton States LeagueCClarksdale Red Sox, El Dorado Lions, Greenville Buckshots, Greenwood Crackers, Helena Seaporters, Hot Springs Bathers, Monroe White Sox, Pine Bluff Judges
East Texas LeagueCHenderson Oilers, Jacksonville Jax, Kilgore Boomers, Longview Cannibals/White Sox, Marshall Tigers, Palestine Pals, Texarkana Liners, Tyler Trojans
Interstate LeagueCAllentown Dukes, Hazleton Mountaineers, Sunbury Senators, Trenton Senators
Middle Atlantic LeagueCAkron Yankees, Canton Terriers, Charleston Senators, Dayton Wings, Erie Sailors, Portsmouth Red Birds, Springfield Indians, Youngstown Browns
Pioneer LeagueCBoise Pilots, Lewiston Indians, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
Western AssociationCFort Smith Giants, Hutchinson Pirates, Joplin Miners, Muskogee Reds, Salina Millers, Springfield Cardinals, St. Joseph Angels, Topeka Owls
Alabama-Florida LeagueDAndalusia Rams, Dothan Browns, Greenville Lions, Panama City Pelicans, Tallassee Indians, Troy Trojans
Appalachian LeagueDElizabethton Betsy Red Sox, Greeneville Burley Cubs, Johnson City Cardinals, Kingsport Cherokees, Newport Canners, Pennington Gap Miners
Arizona-Texas LeagueDAlbuquerque Cardinals, Bisbee Bees, El Paso Texans, Tucson Cowboys
Arkansas-Missouri LeagueDCarthage Pirates, Fayetteville Angels, Monett Red Birds, Neosho Yankees
Bi-State LeagueDBassett Furnituremakers, Danville-Schoolfield Leafs, Leaksville-Draper-Spray Triplets, Martinsville Manufacturers, Mayodan Millers, Mount Airy Graniteers, Reidsville Luckies, South Boston Wrappers
Coastal Plain LeagueDGoldsboro Goldbugs, Greenville Greenies, Kinston Eagles, New Bern Bears, Snow Hill Billies, Tarboro Serpents/Goobers, Williamston Martins, Wilson Tobs
Eastern Shore LeagueDCambridge Cardinals, Centreville Colts, Dover Orioles, Easton Yankees, Federalsburg A's, Milford Giants, Pocomoke City Red Sox, Salisbury Senators
Evangeline LeagueDAbbeville A's, Alexandria Aces, Jeanerette Blues, Lafayette White Sox, Lake Charles Skippers, New Iberia Cardinals, Opelousas Indians, Rayne Rice Birds
Florida State LeagueDDaytona Beach Islanders, DeLand Red Hats, Gainesville G-Men, Leesburg Anglers, Orlando Senators, Palatka Azaleas, Sanford Lookouts, St. Augustine Saints
Georgia-Florida LeagueDAlbany Cardinals, Americus Pioneers, Cordele Bees, Moultrie Packers, Tallahassee Capitals, Thomasville Orioles, Valdosta Trojans, Waycross Bears
Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee LeagueDBowling Green Barons, Fulton Tigers, Hopkinsville Hoppers, Jackson Generals, Mayfield Browns, Owensboro Oilers, Paducah Indians, Union City Greyhounds
Mountain State LeagueDAshland Colonels, Bluefield Blue-Grays, Huntington Boosters, Logan Indians, Welch Miners, Williamson Red Birds
North Carolina State LeagueDConcord Weavers, Cooleemee Cools, Kannapolis Towelers, Landis Senators, Lexington Indians, Mooresville Moors, Salisbury Giants, Thomasville Tommies
Northeast Arkansas LeagueDCaruthersville Pilots, Jonesboro White Sox, Newport Tigers, Paragould Browns
Northern LeagueDCrookston Pirates, Duluth Dukes, Eau Claire Bears, Fargo-Moorhead Twins, Grand Forks Chiefs, Superior Blues, Wausau Timberjacks, Winnipeg Maroons
Ohio State LeagueDFindlay Oilers, Fostoria Red Birds, Fremont Green Sox, Lima Pandas, Mansfield Braves, Tiffin Mud Hens
Pennsylvania State AssociationDBeaver Falls Bees, Butler Yankees, Greensburg Senators, Johnstown Johnnies, McKeesport Little Pirates, Washington Red Birds
Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York LeagueDBatavia Clippers, Bradford Bees, Hamilton Red Wings, Jamestown Jaguars, Niagara Falls Rainbows, Olean Oilers
Tar Heel LeagueDGastonia Cardinals, Hickory Rebels, Lenoir Indians, Newton-Conover Twins, Shelby Nationals, Statesville Owls
Virginia LeagueDHarrisonburg Turks, Lynchburg Grays, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
West Texas-New Mexico LeagueDAbilene Apaches/Borger Gassers, Amarillo Gold Sox, Big Spring Barons, Clovis Pioneers, Lamesa Lobos, Lubbock Hubbers, Midland Cowboys, Pampa Oilers
Western LeagueDLincoln Links, Mitchell Kernels, Norfolk Elks, Sioux City Cowboys, Sioux Falls Canaries, Worthington Cardinals
Cuban LeagueForeign
Japanese Baseball LeagueForeignEagles, Hankyu, Lion, Nagoya, Nagoya Kinko, Nankai, Osaka Tigers, Tokyo Kyojin,
Tokyo Senators
Cuban Winter LeagueWinter
Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter
California Winter LeagueWinter
Mexican LeagueIndependentAnahuac Indios, Cordoba Cafeteros, Mexico City Comintra, Monterrey Industriales, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Santa Rosa Gallos, Tampico Alijadores, Torreon Algodoneros,
Veracruz Aguila
Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
Independent NegroNo ClassificationAtlantic City Bacharach Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants, Jacksonville Red Caps