Indiana Encyclopedia

We list 35,000+ teams from Negro League, Japanese league, and minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions.

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United States

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Alabama (564 tms)

Arkansas (318 tms)

Arizona (758 tms)

California (1726 tms)

Colorado (220 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 (393 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 (372 tms)

New Mexico (167 tms)

Nevada (105 tms)

New York (2089 tms)

Ohio (1083 tms)

Oklahoma (481 tms)

Oregon (335 tms)

Pennsylvania (1666 tms)

Rhode Island (122 tms)

South Carolina (413 tms)

South Dakota (122 tms)

Tennessee (855 tms)

Texas (1625 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)

Other Countries

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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)

Indiana

Indiana Table
City From To # Teams
Anderson1890199711Anderson Lawmen, Logansport/Anderson Whitecaps, Anderson, Anderson/Grand Rapids Orphans, Columbus Senators/Anderson Anders, Lafayette/Anderson
Bluffton189019115Bluffton Babes, Bluffton
Connersville189618961Connersville
Crawford189918991Muncie/Crawford
Crawfordsville188818881Crawfordsville Hoosiers
Danville189918991Danville
Decatur190719071Decatur
Dubois County199620027Dubois County Dragons
East Chicago199519951East Chicago Conquistadores
Elkhart188819103Elkhart Blue Sox, Elkhart
Elwood189619002Elwood Wanderers, Elwood
Evansville1877201899Evansville Otters, Evansville Triplets, Evansville White Sox, Evansville Braves, Evansville Bees, Evansville Hubs, Evansville Giants, Evansville Pocketeers, Evansville Little Evas, Evansville Evas, Evansville River Rats, Evansville Yankees, Evansville Strikers/South Bend Bux, Evansville Brewers, Evansville Hoosiers, Evansville Black Birds, Evansville, Evansville Red
Fort Wayne1871201870Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fort Wayne Wizards, Fort Wayne Generals, Fort Wayne Daisies, Fort Wayne Chiefs, Fort Wayne Cubs, Fort Wayne Champs, Fort Wayne Brakies, Fort Wayne Billikens, Fort Wayne Railroaders/Canton Red Stockings, Fort Wayne Railroaders, Fort Wayne Indians, Fort Wayne Farmers, St. Paul Saints/Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Hoosiers, Fort Wayne Kekiongas
Frankfort188818881Frankfort
Gary1910201818Gary SouthShore RailCats, Gary Sand Fleas
Huntington190919984Huntington, Huntington Indians, Huntington Johnnies
Indianapolis18772018156Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Clowns, Cincinnati/Indianapolis Clowns, Toledo/Indianapolis Crawfords, Indianapolis Athletics, Indianapolis ABCs, Indianapolis/Matthews Hoosiers, Indianapolis Hoosiers/Indians, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Indianapolis Blues
Kokomo1890196112Kokomo Dodgers, Kokomo Giants, Kokomo Wild Cats, Kokomo, Kokomo Blues
Lafayette1888200515Ohio Valley Redcoats, Lafayette Leopards, Lafayette Red Sox, Lafayette Chiefs, Lafayette Farmers, Lafayette Wets, Lafayette
Ligonier191019101Ligonier
Logansport188819104Logansport Whitecaps, Logansport Ottos, Marion/Logansport, Logansport
Marion188819488Marion Indians, Marion Boosters, Marion Glass Blowers, Marion
Merrillville199519951Merrillville Muddogs
Michigan City195619594Michigan City White Caps
Muncie189019508Muncie Reds, Muncie Fruit Jars, Muncie
Peru189018901Peru
Portland190719071Portland
Richmond1907200521Richmond Roosters, Richmond Tigers, Richmond Roses, Richmond Quakers, Richmond
Rushville189618961Rushville
South Bend1888201858South Bend Cubs, South Bend Silver Hawks, South Bend White Sox, South Bend Blue Sox, South Bend Twins, South Bend Factors, South Bend Benders, South Bend Benders/Grand Rapids Grads, South Bend Bronchos, South Bend Greens, South Bend
Terre Haute1884195655Terre Haute Tigers, Terre Haute Phillies, Terre Haute Tots, Terre Haute Browns, Terre Haute Highlanders, Terre Haute Terre-iers, Terre Haute Miners, Terre Haute Stags, Terre Haute Hottentots, Toledo Swamp Angels/Terre Haute Hottentots, Terre Haute, Terre Haute Hoosiers
Vincennes1903195211Canton Citizens/Vincennes Velvets, Vincennes Velvets, Vincennes Citizens, Vincennes Hoosiers, Vincennes Alices, Vincennes Reds
Wabash189919115Wabash Rockeries, Wabash
Washington189618972Washington Browns, Washington Giants

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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