Central League (B) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
1934Fort Wayne Chiefs, Grand Rapids Tigers, Lima Buckeyes, Muskegon Reds, Peoria Tractors, Springfield Red Birds
1932Akron Tyrites/Canton Terriers, Dayton Ducks, Erie Sailors, Fort Wayne Chiefs, South Bend Twins, Youngstown Buckeyes
1930Canton Terriers, Dayton Aviators, Erie Sailors, Fort Wayne Chiefs, Richmond Roses, Springfield Blue Sox
1929Akron Tyrites, Canton Terriers, Dayton Aviators, Erie Sailors, Fort Wayne Chiefs, Springfield Dunnmen
1928Akron Tyrites, Canton Terriers, Dayton Aviators, Erie Sailors, Fort Wayne Chiefs, Springfield Buckeyes
1926
1922Grand Rapids Billbobs, Ionia Mayors, Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, Lansing Senators, Ludington Mariners, Muskegon Daniels/Muskies
1921Grand Rapids Joshers, Jackson/Ionia Mayors, Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, Lansing Senators, Ludington Mariners, Muskegon Muskies
1920Grand Rapids Joshers, Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, Ludington Mariners, Muskegon Muskies
1917Dayton Veterans, Evansville Evas, Fort Wayne Chiefs, Grand Rapids Black Sox, Muskegon Muskies, Richmond Quakers, South Bend/Peoria Benders/Distillers, Springfield Reapers
1916Dayton Veterans, Evansville Evas, Grand Rapids Black Sox, Muskegon Reds, South Bend Benders, Springfield Reapers, Terre Haute Highlanders, Wheeling Stogies
1915Dayton Veterans, Erie Sailors, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Cubs, Grand Rapids Black Sox, Terre Haute Highlanders, Wheeling Stogies, Youngstown Steelmen
1914Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Railroaders, Grand Rapids Champs, Springfield Reapers, Terre Haute Terre-iers
1913Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Champs, Grand Rapids Bill-eds, Springfield Reapers, Terre Haute Terre-iers
1912Akron Rubbermen, Canton Statesmen, Dayton Veterans, Erie Sailors, Fort Wayne Railroaders, Grand Rapids Black Sox, South Bend Benders, Springfield Reapers, Terre Haute Terre-iers, Wheeling Stogies, Youngstown Steelmen, Zanesville Potters
1911Dayton Veterans, Evansville Strikers/South Bend Bux, Fort Wayne Brakies, Grand Rapids Furniture Makers/Newark Skeeters, South Bend Benders/Grand Rapids Grads, Terre Haute Miners, Wheeling Stogies, Zanesville Potters
1910Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Billikens, Grand Rapids Raiders, South Bend Bronchos, Terre Haute Stags, Wheeling Stogies, Zanesville Potters
1909Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Billikens, Grand Rapids Wolverines, South Bend Greens, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies, Zanesville Infants
1908Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Billikens, Grand Rapids Wolverines, South Bend Greens, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies, Zanesville Infants
1907Canton Chinamen, Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Grand Rapids Wolverines, South Bend Greens, Springfield Babes, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies
1906Canton Chinamen, Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Grand Rapids Wolverines, South Bend Greens, Springfield Babes, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies
1905Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Railroaders/Canton Red Stockings, Grand Rapids Orphans, South Bend Greens, Springfield Babes, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies
1904Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Railroaders, Grand Rapids Orphans, Marion Oilworkers/Peoria Distillers, South Bend Greens, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies
1903Anderson/Grand Rapids Orphans, Dayton Veterans, Evansville River Rats, Fort Wayne Railroaders, Marion Oilworkers, South Bend Greens, Terre Haute Hottentots, Wheeling Stogies

League History in Other Classifications

League History in Other Classifications
Year Classification Tm
2005IndCoastal Bend Aviators, Edinburg Roadrunners, El Paso Diablos, Fort Worth Cats, Jackson Senators, Pensacola Pelicans, San Angelo Colts, Shreveport Sports
2004IndAmarillo Dillas, Coastal Bend Aviators, Edinburg Roadrunners, Fort Worth Cats, Jackson Senators, Pensacola Pelicans, San Angelo Colts, Shreveport Sports
2003IndAlexandria Aces, Amarillo Dillas, Coastal Bend Aviators, Edinburg Roadrunners, Fort Worth Cats, Jackson Senators, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, San Angelo Colts, Shreveport Sports, Springfield/Ozark Mountain Ducks
2002IndAlexandria Aces, Amarillo Dillas, Edinburg Roadrunners, Fort Worth Cats, Jackson Senators, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, San Angelo Colts, Springfield/Ozark Mountain Ducks
1951ACharleston Senators, Dayton Indians, Flint Arrows, Grand Rapids Jets, Muskegon Reds, Saginaw Jacks
1950ACharleston Senators, Dayton Indians, Flint Arrows, Grand Rapids Jets, Muskegon Clippers, Saginaw Bears
1949ACharleston Senators, Dayton Indians, Flint Arrows, Grand Rapids Jets, Muskegon Clippers, Saginaw Bears
1948ADayton Indians, Flint Arrows, Fort Wayne Generals, Grand Rapids Jets, Muskegon Clippers, Saginaw Bears
1900N/ABloomington Blues, Danville Champions, Decatur Commodores, Peoria Distillers, Springfield/Jacksonville, Terre Haute Hottentots
1897CCairo Egyptians, Evansville Brewers, Nashville/Henderson Centennials, Paducah Little Colonels, Terre Haute Hottentots, Washington Browns
1896N/A
1888N/AAllentown Peanuts, Binghamton Crickets, Easton, Elmira, Hazleton Pugilists, Jersey City Skeeters, Newark Trunkmakers, Scranton Miners, Wilkes-Barre Barons
1887N/A

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

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