In 1902 the Omaha Omahogs of the Western League became the Omaha Indians. They won the most games in the league (84-56) but lost the title to the Kansas City Blues on winning percentage, .603 to .600. The team bought Three-Finger Brown from the Terre Haute Hottentots of the Three-I League for $300 and then paid him $150 a month. Brown was the star of the show, tying KC ace Kid Nichols for the league lead with 27 wins. Also playing a key role was OF George Stone, who split the season with the Peoria Distillers and hit .346 (3rd in the Western) with 198 hits, leading the league.