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Alabama (564 tms)

Arkansas (318 tms)

Arizona (759 tms)

California (1736 tms)

Colorado (221 tms)

Connecticut (440 tms)

District of Columbia (123 tms)

Delaware (94 tms)

Florida (2132 tms)

Georgia (829 tms)

Hawaii (47 tms)

Iowa (827 tms)

Idaho (243 tms)

Illinois (1157 tms)

Indiana (590 tms)

Kansas (394 tms)

Kentucky (439 tms)

Louisiana (458 tms)

Massachusetts (648 tms)

Maryland (475 tms)

Maine (103 tms)

Michigan (592 tms)

Minnesota (424 tms)

Missouri (629 tms)

Mississippi (268 tms)

Montana (261 tms)

North Carolina (1337 tms)

North Dakota (96 tms)

Nebraska (340 tms)

New Hampshire (95 tms)

New Jersey (374 tms)

New Mexico (171 tms)

Nevada (105 tms)

New York (2089 tms)

Ohio (1083 tms)

Oklahoma (481 tms)

Oregon (335 tms)

Pennsylvania (1670 tms)

Rhode Island (122 tms)

South Carolina (413 tms)

South Dakota (122 tms)

Tennessee (855 tms)

Texas (1626 tms)

Utah (193 tms)

Virginia (948 tms)

Vermont (52 tms)

Washington (586 tms)

Wisconsin (580 tms)

West Virginia (339 tms)

Wyoming (12 tms)

Canada

Alberta (142 tms)

British Columbia (113 tms)

Manitoba (94 tms)

New Brunswick (3 tms)

Nova Scotia (14 tms)

Ontario (355 tms)

Quebec (218 tms)

Saskatchewan (38 tms)

Mexico

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MX (2 tms)

Aguascalientes (53 tms)

Baja California (49 tms)

Campeche (56 tms)

Chihuahua (47 tms)

Coahuila (163 tms)

Distrito Federal (164 tms)

Durango (3 tms)

Guanajuato (38 tms)

Jalisco (5 tms)

Nuevo Leon (94 tms)

Oaxaca (24 tms)

Puebla (63 tms)

Quintana Roo (21 tms)

San Luis Potosi (29 tms)

Sinaloa (84 tms)

Sonora (86 tms)

Tabasco (17 tms)

Tamaulipas (134 tms)

Veracruz (150 tms)

Yucatan (57 tms)

Zacatecas (12 tms)

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Australia (60 tms)

China (10 tms)

Colombia (20 tms)

Cuba (698 tms)

Dominican Republic (971 tms)

Israel (6 tms)

Italy (127 tms)

Japan (972 tms)

South Korea (283 tms)

Netherlands (97 tms)

Panama (81 tms)

Puerto Rico (171 tms)

San Marino (15 tms)

Taiwan (105 tms)

Venezuela (301 tms)

Iowa

Iowa Table
City From To # Teams
Atlantic190319031Atlantic
Boone190419063Boone/Clinton Miners, Boone Greyhounds, Boone Coal Miners
Burlington18892018100Burlington Astros, Burlington Braves, Burlington Expos, Burlington Rangers, Burlington Bees, Burlington Flints, Burlington Indians, Burlington Pathfinders/Ottumwa Packers, Burlington Pathfinders, Burlington Flint Hills, Burlington River Rats, Burlington Colts, Burlington, Burlington Hawkeyes, Sterling/Galesburg/Burlington, Burlington Babies
Cedar Rapids18902018113Cedar Rapids Kernels, Cedar Rapids Reds, Cedar Rapids Giants, Cedar Rapids Astros, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Cedar Rapids Red Raiders, Cedar Rapids Braves, Cedar Rapids Indians, Cedar Rapids Rockets, Cedar Rapids Raiders, Cedar Rapids Bunnies, Cedar Rapids/Clear Lake Rabbits, Cedar Rapids Rabbits, Cedar Rapids Rabbitts, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Canaries
Charles City191719171Dubuque Dubs/Charles City Tractorites
Clarinda190319113Clarinda Antelopes, Clarinda
Clear Lake191219121Clear Lake
Clinton1895201881Clinton LumberKings, Clinton Giants, Clinton Dodgers, Clinton Pilots, Clinton C-Sox, Clinton Pirates, Clinton Steers, Clinton Cubs, Clinton Owls, Clinton Teddies, Clinton Infants, Clinton
Council Bluffs190319352Omaha Pakers/Council Bluffs Rails, Council Bluffs Bluffers/Sheldon-Primghar Hyphens
Creston190319031Creston Cyclones
Davenport1879201896Swing of the Quad Cities, Quad Cities River Bandits, Quad Cities Angels, Quad Cities Cubs, Davenport Braves, Davenport DavSox, Davenport Tigers, Davenport Quads, Davenport Pirates, Davenport Cubs, Davenport Blue Sox, Davenport Prodigals, Davenport Knickerbockers, Davenport Riversides, Davenport River Rats, Davenport Pilgrims, Davenport Hawkeyes, Davenport Onion Weeders, Davenport, Davenport Brown Stockings
Des Moines18872018111Iowa Cubs, Iowa Oaks, Des Moines Bruins, Des Moines Demons, Des Moines Boosters, Des Moines Champs, Des Moines Underwriters, Des Moines Prohibitionists, Des Moines Undertakers, Des Moines Midgets, Des Moines Prohibitionists/Indians, Lincoln Rustlers/Des Moines Prohibitionist, Des Moines Hawkeyes
Dubuque1879197651Dubuque Royals, Dubuque Packers, Dubuque Speasmen, Dubuque Ironmen, Dubuque Climbers, Dubuque Dubs/Freeport Commons, Dubuque Hustlers, Dubuque Dubs, Dubuque Shamrocks, Dubuque/Quincy, Dubuque Tigers, Dubuque, Dubuque Red Stockings
Emmetsburg191219121Emmetsburg
Estherville191219121Estherville
Fort Dodge190419176Fort Dodge Dodgers, Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge Gypsumites, Fort Dodge Gypsum Eaters
Keokuk1875196234Keokuk/Midwest Dodgers, Keokuk Cardinals, Keokuk Kernels, Keokuk Pirates, Keokuk Indians, Omaha Omahogs/Keokuk Hawkeyes, Keokuk Westerns
Le Mars190219032Le Mars Blackbirds
Marshalltown1904192815Marshalltown Ansons, Marshalltown Snappers, Marshalltown Brownies, Marshalltown Grays
Mason City191219945Mason City Bats, Mason City Claydiggers, Mason City
Monmouth188918891Monmouth
Muscatine191019167Muscatine Muskies, Muscatine Buttonmakers, Muscatine Wallopers, Muscatine Camels, Muscatine Pearl Finders
Osceola190319031Osceola
Oskaloosa190419085Oskaloosa Quakers
Ottumwa1890192823Ottumwa Packers, Ottumwa Cardinals, Ottumwa Packers/Rock Island Islanders/Galesburg Pa, Ottumwa Speedboys, Ottumwa Champs, Ottumwa Snappers, Ottumwa Standpatters, Ottumwa Giants, Ottumwa Coal Palaces, Ottumwa
Red Oak190319031Red Oak Blue Indians
Rock Rapids190219021Rock Rapids Browns
Sheldon190219021Sheldon
Shenandoah190319113Shenandoah Pin Rollers, Shenandoah
Sioux City1888201877Sioux City Explorers, Sioux City Soos, Sioux City Soos/Mitchell Kernels, Sioux City Cowboys, Sioux City Cardinals, Sioux City Indians/St. Joseph Drummers, Sioux City Indians, Sioux City Packers, Sioux City Cornhuskers, Sioux City Corn Huskers
Waterloo1895199379Waterloo Diamonds, Waterloo Indians, Waterloo Royals, Waterloo White Hawks, Waterloo Red Hawks, Waterloo Reds, Waterloo Hawks, Waterloo Lions, Waterloo Shamrocks, Waterloo Jays, Waterloo Boosters, Waterloo Lulus, Waterloo Cubs, Waterloo Microbes, Waterloo

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data

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