Indianapolis Rainmakers

From BR Bullpen

League: Western League (1892)

Ballpark: Market-Oriental Park

The Indianapolis Rainmakers were part of the failed attempt to revive the Western League in 1892. Managed by William Harrington and Bill Sharsig, the Indianapolis, IN-based team went 15-39 before the league folded on July 15, having the worst winning percentage in the circuit. When the league reformed for the 1894 season, Indianapolis rejoined the league, but this time as the Indianapolis Hoosiers.


"The Western League" by W.C. Madden and Patrick Stewart

Benson, Michael Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland (C) 1989