Frontier League (Independent) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
2016Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2015Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Frontier Greys, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford Aviators, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2014Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Frontier Greys, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford Aviators, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2013Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Frontier Greys, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford Aviators, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2012Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, London Rippers/Road Warriors, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford RiverHawks, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2011Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, River City Rascals, Rockford RiverHawks, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2010Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Lake Erie Crushers, Normal CornBelters, Oakland County Cruisers, River City Rascals, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2009Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Lake Erie Crushers, Midwest Sliders, River City Rascals, Rockford RiverHawks, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2008Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Midwest Sliders, River City Rascals, Rockford RiverHawks, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington WildThings, Windy City ThunderBolts
2007Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Slippery Rock Sliders, Southern Illinois Miners, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington Wildthings, Windy City Thunderbolts
2006Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Traverse City Beach Bums, Washington Wildthings, Windy City Thunderbolts
2005Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Mid-Missouri Mavericks, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Washington Wildthings, Windy City Thunderbolts
2004Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Mid-Missouri Mavericks, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Springfield/Ozark Ducks, Washington Wildthings, Windy City Thunderbolts
2003Chillicothe Paints, Cook County Cheetahs, Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Kalamazoo Kings, Kenosha Mamoths, Mid-Missouri Mavericks, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Washington Wildthings
2002Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Cook County Cheetahs, Dubois County Dragons, Evansville Otters, Gateway Grizzlies, Johnstown Johnnies, Kalamazoo Kings, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Rockford Riverhawks, Washington Wildthings
2001Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Cook County Cheetahs, Dubois County Dragons, Evansville Otters, Gateway Grizzlies, Johnstown Johnnies, Kalamazoo Kings, London Werewolves, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Springfield Capitals
2000Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Cook County Cheetahs, Dubois County Dragons, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Johnnies, London Werewolves, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Springfield Capitals
1999Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Cook County Cheetahs, Dubois County Dragons, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Johnnies, London Werewolves, Richmond Roosters, River City Rascals, Springfield Capitals
1998Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Steal, Kalamazoo Kodiaks, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Richmond Roosters, Springfield Capitals
1997Canton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Steal, Kalamazoo Kodiaks, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Richmond Roosters, Springfield Capitals
1996Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Steal, Kalamazoo Kodiaks, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Richmond Roosters, Springfield Capitals, Zanesville Greys
1995Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Steal, Newark Bison, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Portsmouth Explorers, Richmond Roosters, Zanesville Greys
1994Chillicothe Paints, Erie Sailors, Kentucky Rifles, Lancaster Scouts, Newark Buffalos, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Portsmouth Explorers, Zanesville Greys
1993Chillicothe Paints, Kentucky Rifles, Lancaster Scouts, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Portsmouth Explorers, Tri-State Tomahawks, West Virginia Coal Sox, Zanesville Greys

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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