Pioneer League (C) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
1962Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Yankees, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Chiefs
1961Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Bannocks
1960Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello Giants
1959Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello A's
1958Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello A's
1957Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello A's, Salt Lake City Bees
1956Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
1955Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
1954Billings Mustangs, Boise Pilots, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
1953Billings Mustangs, Boise Yankees, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
1952Billings Mustangs, Boise Yankees, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Bannocks, Salt Lake City Bees
1951Billings Mustangs, Boise Pilots, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1950Billings Mustangs, Boise Pilots, Great Falls Selectrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1949Billings Mustangs, Boise Pilots, Great Falls Selectrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1948Billings Mustangs, Boise Pilots, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1947Boise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1946Boise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1942Boise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1941Boise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1940Boise Pilots, Idaho Falls Russets, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys
1939Boise Pilots, Lewiston Indians, Ogden Reds, Pocatello Cardinals, Salt Lake City Bees, Twin Falls Cowboys

League History in Other Classifications

League History in Other Classifications
Year Classification Tm
2017RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2016RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2015RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2014RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2013RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2012RkBillings Mustangs, Grand Junction Rockies, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2011RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Ghosts, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2010RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Ghosts, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2009RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Ghosts, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2008RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Ghosts, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2007RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls White Sox, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2006RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls White Sox, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2005RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls White Sox, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz
2004RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls White Sox, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Chukars, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Provo Angels
2003RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls White Sox, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Padres, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Provo Angels
2002RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls Dodgers, Idaho Falls Padres, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Provo Angels
2001RkBillings Mustangs, Casper Rockies, Great Falls Dodgers, Idaho Falls Padres, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors, Provo Angels
2000RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Padres, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors
1999RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Missoula Osprey, Ogden Raptors
1998RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Black Diamonds, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
1997RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Black Diamonds, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
1996RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Black Diamonds, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
1995RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Mounties, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
1994RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Mounties, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
1993RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Mounties, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Posse
1992RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Gems, Lethbridge Mounties, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Salt Lake City Trappers
1991RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Pioneers, Salt Lake City Trappers
1990RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Gate City Pioneers, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Salt Lake City Trappers
1989RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Giants, Salt Lake City Trappers
1988RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Giants, Salt Lake City Trappers
1987RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Giants, Salt Lake City Trappers
1986RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Gold Sox, Idaho Falls Braves, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Salt Lake City Trappers
1985RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Gold Sox, Idaho Falls Nuggets, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Gems, Salt Lake City Trappers
1984RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Gold Sox, Idaho Falls A's, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Pocatello Gems
1983RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls A's, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1982RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls A's, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1981RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1980RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1979RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1978RkBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Cardinals, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
1977RkBillings Mustangs, Calgary Cardinals, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat A's
1976RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Expos
1975RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Expos
1974RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Ogden Spikers
1973RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Ogden Dodgers
1972RkBillings Mustangs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Ogden Dodgers
1971RkBillings Mustangs, Caldwell Cubs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Dodgers
1970RkBillings Mustangs, Caldwell Cubs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Dodgers
1969RkBillings Mustangs, Caldwell Cubs, Great Falls Giants, Idaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Dodgers, Salt Lake City Bees
1968RkCaldwell Cubs, Idaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Dodgers, Salt Lake City Giants
1967RkCaldwell Cubs, Idaho Falls Angels, Ogden Dodgers, Salt Lake City Giants
1966RkIdaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Ogden Dodgers, Treasure Valley Cubs
1965RkIdaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Chiefs, Treasure Valley Cubs
1964RkIdaho Falls Angels, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Chiefs, Treasure Valley Cubs
1963ABillings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Yankees, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Chiefs

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.

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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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