Carolina Association

From BR Bullpen

The Carolina Association was a class D league from 1908 through 1912. In 1913 the loop dropped the 3 teams from South Carolina in favor of 3 more North Carolina teams and renamed itself the North Carolina State League. Interestingly, the league consisted of the same 6 cities for the entire 5 year run, which is unusual for a class D league, especially that early in the century.

1908 Through 1912[edit]

Cities Represented[edit]


1908[edit]

President: George L. Hammond

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Greensboro Champs 51 38 .573 0 James McKevitt
Greenville Spinners 48 36 .571 .5 Tom Stouch
Spartanburg Spartans 49 39 .557 1.5 Carlton Buesse
Winston-Salem Twins 41 48 .461 10 Robert Carter
Charlotte Hornets 40 47 .460 10 Jess Reynolds / Philip Hinton / Danny Collins
Anderson Electricians 32 53 .376 17 Elmer Hines / Sam Woodward

No Playoffs:

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Jackson Greenville BA .346 Walt Hammersley Greensboro W 22
Joe Jackson Greenville Hits 120 Phifer Fullenwider Charlotte Pct .765; 13-4
Joe Jackson Greenville RBI 72 Alvin Barre Greenville Runs 62

1909[edit]

President: Joseph H. Wearn

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Greensboro Patriots 65 44 .596 - James McKevitt
Anderson Electricians 63 48 .568 3 James "King" Kelly
Greenville Spinners 61 51 .545 5.5 Tom Stouch
Winston-Salem Twins 54 52 .509 9.5 Robert Carter
Charlotte Hornets 46 63 .422 19 Dan Collins / Lave Cross
Spartanburg Spartans 40 71 .360 26 Carlton Beusse

No Playoffs:

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Al Humphrey Charlotte BA .296 Roxy Walters Greensboro W 25
King Kelly Anderson Hits 117 Roxy Walters Greensboro SO 148
King Kelly Anderson RBI 71 George Schmick Anderson Pct .789: 15-4
Harvey Ritter Spartanburg HR 11 Charles Sisson Greensboro Runs 81

1910[edit]

President: Joseph H. Wearn

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Greenville Spinners 63 40 .612 0 Tom Stouch
Charlotte Hornets 56 50 .528 8.5 Lave Cross
Anderson Electricians 56 54 .509 10.5 James "King" Kelly
Winston-Salem Twins 51 57 .472 14.5 James McKivettt
Spartanburg Spartans 50 57 .467 15 Andy Roth / Bob Wood
Greensboro Champs 46 64 .418 20.5 Carlton Beusse /Pug Hicks

No Playoffs:

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
King Kelly Anderson BA .325 Jim Redfern Spartanburg W 21
King Kelly Anderson Hits 132 O. W. Brazille Charlotte W 21
King Kelly Anderson RBI 66 Bert Gardin Spartanburg Pct .750: 15-5
Red Smith Anderson HR 4 George Bausewine Charlotte SO 192

1911[edit]

President: Joseph H. Wearn

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Winston-Salem Twins 72 37 .661 0 Charles Clancy
Greensboro Patriots 66 43 .581 6 Frank Doyle
Charlotte Hornets 52 58 .473 20.5 Lave Cross / Jack Agnew
Anderson Electricians 48 59 .449 23 James "King" Kelly
Spartanburg Spartans 44 63 .411 27 Bill Laval
Greenville Spinners 42 64 .396 28.5 Tom Stouch

No Playoffs:

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
F. P. Wofford Charlotte BA .392 Josh Swindell Winston-Salem W 29
Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem Hits 145 Josh Swindell Winston-Salem Pct .784; 29-8
Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem RBI 91 Walt Rickard Greensboro Runs 105
Red Smith Greenville HR 17

1912[edit]

President: Joseph H. Wearn

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Anderson Electricians 66 44 .600 0 George Ramsey
Winston-Salem Twins 63 47 .573 3 Charles Clancy
Charlotte Hornets 61 46 .570 3.5 Champ Osteen
Spartanburg Red Sox 54 55 .495 11.5 Bill Laval
Greensboro Patriots 51 59 .464 15 Frank Doyle
Greenville Spinners 34 78 .304 33 Tom Stouch / Glenn Colby

No Playoffs:

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ralph Young Greensboro BA .326 Pete Boyle Winston-Salem W 16
Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem Hits 125 Pete Boyle Winston-Salem Pct .762; 16-5
Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem RBI 106 Paul Fittery Anderson SO 191
Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem HR 16 Bill Schumaker Winston-Salem Runs 73


Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions