Northern State of Indiana League

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With one of the more unwieldy names in minor league history, the six-team Northern State of Indiana League operated from 1909 through 1911 as a class D loop. Unlike many modern minor leagues, though, the name did aim for geographical accuracy. This was definitely a close knit league. None of the cities represented were more than 75 miles apart and most fell in the 35 to 50 mile category. In later years these same cities formed many amatuer and semi-pro loops that were popular in the depression years.


In 1910, games prior to July 1 were not counted. Bluffton and Marion joined the league July 2. In 1911, Logansport moved to Anderson July 2, then disbanded July 28, forcing Bluffton to withdraw. The league folded July 29.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams & Statistics[edit]

1909[edit]

Northern State of Indiana League
President: Charles Klunk

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bluffton Babes 65 38 .631 - Ducky Eberts / Herman Webber
Lafayette Maroons 66 39 .629 - Pete Driver
Huntington Johnnies 61 46 .570 6 Larry Strands
Kokomo Wild Cats 50 53 .485 15 Ed Hill
Marion Boosters 38 67 .362 28 Mike Lawrence/Beach Edmiston
Wabash Whitecaps 35 72 .327 32 Charles Klunk

No Player Statistics Available

1910[edit]

Northern State of Indiana League
President: Daniel Flanagan/Charles Halderman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wabash Rockeries 46 25 .648 - Eddie Pferferle
Bluffton Babes 42 28 .600 3.5 Daddy Orr/Herman Webber
Lafayette Farmers 39 30 .565 6 Fred Payne/Carl Cominger
Marion Boosters 32 37 .464 13 Mike Lawrence
Huntington Johnnies 23 41 .359 19.5 Larry Strands
Logansport Whitecaps 24 45 .348 21 Nathanial Fleming/Thomas/Fred Payne

No Player Statistics Available.
Games played prior to July 1 were not counted.
Bluffton and Marion joined the league July 2.


1911[edit]

Northern State of Indiana League
President: Charles Klunk

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Marion Boosters 46 24 .657 - Mike Lawrence
Huntington Indians 40 30 .571 6 Larry Strands
Bluffton Babes # 31 31 .500 11 Jake Schock / Lew Scott
Wabash Rockeries 30 35 .462 13.5 Eddie Pferferle
Lafayette Farmers 28 37 .431 15.5 Carl Cominger
Logansport /Anderson Whitecaps # 22 40 .355 20 NA

No Player Statistics Available.
# Logansport moved to Anderson July 2, forcing Bluffton to withdraw.
The league folded July 29.

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.