Virginia-North Carolina League

From BR Bullpen

For the 1901 season, the Virginia League changed its name to the Virginia-North Carolina League. Like its predecessor, it only lasted one year. During its one year, Newport News moved to Charlotte, Portsmouth moved to Tarboro, and Norfolk and Richmond disbanded in early June. The league continued as the North Carolina League until disbanding August 17.

The second attempt at a Virginia-North Carolina League was a four team class D minor league. It operated only in 1905. Salisbury-Spencer moved to Winston-Salem on July 17, but the league folded August 19.

Only Charlotte, NC competed in both leagues.

Cities Represented Teams and Statistics[edit]

1901[edit]


1901 Virginia-North Carolina League
President: E.H. Cunningham

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Raleigh Senators 59 46 .562 - George "King" Kelly
Wilmington Giants 58 46 .558 .5 H.B. Peschau
Newport News-Hampton Shipbuilders / Charlotte Hornets # 50 55 .476 9 Ed Ashenbach
Portsmouth Browns / Tarboro Tartars ## 42 58 .420 24.5 Win Clark
Norfolk Skippers ### 31 27 .534 NA Ed Gilligan / William Spratt
Richmond Grays/Richmond Bluebirds ### 27 35 .435 NA Barley Kain

# Newport News (32-26) moved to Charlotte June 21.
## Portsmouth (22-31) moved to Tarboro June 21.
### Norfolk and Richmond disbanded in early July.
The league continued as the North Carolina League until disbanding August 17.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Mullen Norfolk BA .342 Jesse Dannehower Norfolk W 17
Stub Smith Norfolk Runs 61 Jesse Dannehower Norfolk SO 156
John Mullen Norfolk Hits 93 Jesse Dannehower Norfolk PCT .708 17-7
Joe Staley Raleigh HR 10
John Mullen Norfolk SB 35

Cities Represented Teams and Statistics[edit]

1905[edit]


1905 Virginia-North Carolina League
President: L.J. Brandt

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Danville Tobacconists 48 27 .640 - Ed Ransick
Charlotte Hornets 40 42 .488 11.5 E.L. Keesler
Salisbury-Spencer / Winston-Salem Twins # 34 42 .447 14.5 Con Strothers / Earle Holt
Greensboro Farmers 36 47 .434 16 John J. Grim

# Salisbury-Spencer (24-28) moved to Winston-Salem July 17.
The league disbanded August 19.

Source[edit]

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