Virginia League (C) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
1942Lynchburg Senators, Newport News Builders, Petersburg Rebels, Pulaski Counts, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
1941Harrisonburg Turks, Lynchburg Senators, Newport News Pilots, Petersburg Rebels, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
1919Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Mary Janes, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Suffolk Nuts
1918Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Richmond Colts
1917Lynchburg Shoemakers, Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Rocky Mount Tar Heels
1916Hopewell Powder Puffs, Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Rocky Mount Tar Heels
1915Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Rocky Mount Carolinians, Suffolk Tigers
1914Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1913Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Pirates, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1912Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Pirates, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1911Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1910Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers/Petersburg Goobers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1909Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1908Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1907Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers
1906Danville Red Sox, Lynchburg Shoemakers, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Roanoke Tigers

League History in Other Classifications

League History in Other Classifications
Year Classification Tm
1951DColonial Heights-Petersburg Generals, Edenton Colonials, Elizabeth City Ablemarles, Emporia Rebels, Franklin Kildees, Suffolk Goobers
1950DElizabeth City Ablemarles, Emporia Nationals, Franklin Kildees, Hopewell Blue Sox, Petersburg Generals, Suffolk Goobers
1949DEmporia Nationals, Franklin Kildees, Hopewell Blue Sox, Lawrenceville Robins, Petersburg Generals, Suffolk Goobers
1948DBlackstone Barristers, Emporia Nationals, Franklin Cubs, Lawrenceville Cardinals, Petersburg Generals, Suffolk Goobers
1940DHarrisonburg Turks, Lynchburg Senators, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
1939DHarrisonburg Turks, Lynchburg Grays, Salem-Roanoke Friends, Staunton Presidents
1928BNorfolk Tars, Petersburg Broncos, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts
1927BKinston Eagles, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Broncos, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Wilson Bugs
1926BKinston Eagles, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Broncos, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Wilson Bugs
1925BKinston Eagles, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Broncos, Wilson Bugs
1924BNorfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Broncos, Wilson Bugs
1923BNorfolk Tars, Petersburg Trunkmakers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Tar Heels, Wilson Tobacconists
1922BNewport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Tar Heels, Wilson Bugs
1921BNewport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Tars, Petersburg Goobers/Tarboro Tarbabies, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Tar Heels, Suffolk Wildcats, Wilson Bugs
1920BNewport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Mary Janes, Petersburg Goobers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Colts, Rocky Mount Tar Heels, Suffolk Nuts, Wilson Bugs
1900DHampton Crabs, Newport News Shipbuilders, Norfolk Phenoms, Petersburg Farmers, Portsmouth Boers, Richmond Blue Birds
1897N/A
1896BLynchburg Hill Climbers, Norfolk Braves, Petersburg Farmers/Hampton Clamdiggers, Portsmouth Browns, Richmond Bluebirds, Roanoke Magicians
1895BLynchburg Hill Climbers, Norfolk Clams/Crows, Petersburg Farmers, Portsmouth Truckers, Richmond Blue Birds, Roanoke Magicians
1894N/ALynchburg Hill Climbers, Norfolk Clam Eaters, Petersburg Farmers, Richmond Crows, Roanoke Magicians, Staunton Hayseeds/Newport News-Hampton Deckhands
1886N/ADanville, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond
1885N/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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