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Alberta (141 tms)

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Mexico

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Aguascalientes (52 tms)

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Campeche (55 tms)

Chihuahua (47 tms)

Coahuila (160 tms)

Distrito Federal (163 tms)

Durango (2 tms)

Guanajuato (37 tms)

Jalisco (5 tms)

Nuevo Leon (93 tms)

Oaxaca (23 tms)

Puebla (62 tms)

Quintana Roo (20 tms)

San Luis Potosi (29 tms)

Sinaloa (84 tms)

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Tabasco (16 tms)

Tamaulipas (133 tms)

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Zacatecas (12 tms)

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South Korea (283 tms)

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Panama (81 tms)

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Kansas

Kansas Table
City From To # Teams
Abilene190919102Abilene Reds, Abilene Red Sox
Arkansas City188719266Arkansas City Osages, Arkansas City Grays, Arkansas City-Winfield Twins, Arkansas City
Atchison189718982Atchison Huskers
Beloit190919102Beloit/Chapman, Beloit
Blue191019101Holton/Blue Rapids
Chanute189619508Chanute Giants, Chanute Athletics, Chanute Owls, Chanute Browns, Coffeyville Indians/Chanute Oilers, Chanute/Emporia
Chapman191019101Beloit/Chapman
Cherryvale190619061Iola Grays/Cherryvale Boosters
Clay Center190919134Clay Center Cubs
Coffeyville189619249Coffeyville Refiners, Coffeyville White Sox, Coffeyville Glassblowers, Coffeyville Bricks, Coffeyville Indians/Chanute Oilers, Coffeyville/Junction City
Concordia191019112Concordia Travelers
Cottonwood Falls190919091Strong City-Cottonwood Falls Twins City/Larned Cow
El Dorado191119111El Dorado Crushers
Ellsworth190519104Ellsworth Blues, Ellsworth Worthies, Ellsworth
Emporia188719247Emporia Traders, Emporia Bidwells, Emporia Maroons, Chanute/Emporia, Emporia Maroons, Emporia, Emporia Reds
Eureka192419262Ponca City Poncans/Eureka Oilers, Eureka Oilers
Fort Scott189119066Fort Scott Hay Diggers, Fort Scott Giants, Fort Scott
Garden City201520162Garden City Wind
Great Bend190520168Great Bend Boom, Great Bend Millers
Hiawatha191019122Hiawatha Indians, Hiawatha Boosters
Hoisington190519051Kingman/Hoisington
Holton191019101Holton/Blue Rapids
Horton191019101Horton
Hutchinson1888195436Hutchinson Elks, Hutchinson/Springfield Cubs, Hutchinson Cubs, Hutchinson Pirates, Hutchinson Larks, Hutchinson Wheatshockers/Bartlesville Broncos, Muskogee Chiefs/Hutchinson Wheat Shockers, Independence Producers/Joplin Miners/Hutchinson Mi, Hutchinson Wheat Shockers, Hutchinson Salt Packers/Oklahoma City Indians, Topeka Kaw-nees/Hutchinson Salt Packers, St. Joseph Drummers/Hutchinson Wheatshockers, Hutchinson Packers, Hutchinson Salt Packers, St. Joseph Packers/Hutchinson Salt Packers, Hutchinson Salt Miners, Hutchinson
Independence1896195220Independence Browns, Independence Yankees, Independence Producers/Joplin Miners/Hutchinson Mi, Independence Producers, Independence Packers, Independence Jewelers, Independence Champs, Independence Coyotes, Independence
Iola1902195413Iola Indians, Iola Cubs, Iola Champs, Iola Grays/Cherryvale Boosters, Iola Gasbags, Iola Gaslighters
Junction City189619137Junction City Soldiers, Junction City Parrots, Coffeyville/Junction City
Kansas City2005201713Kansas City T-Bones
Kingman190519051Kingman/Hoisington
Larned190919113Larned Wheat Kings, Strong City-Cottonwood Falls Twins City/Larned Cow
Lawrence189318931Lawrence Jayhawks
Leavenworth1886194913Leavenworth Braves, Leavenworth Convicts, Leavenworth Old Soldiers, Leavenworth Orioles, Leavenworth White Sox, Leavenworth Soldiers/Twin Cities, Leavenworth Soldiers
Lincoln Center190519051Lincoln Center
Little River190819081Little River
Lyons190919135Lyons Lions
Manhattan190919135Manhattan Elks, Manhattan Maroons
Marysville191019101Marysville
McPherson190819114McPherson Merry Macks
Minneapolis190519124Newton Railroaders/Minneapolis Minnies, Minneapolis Minnies
Newton188819247Newton Railroaders/Blackwell Gassers/Ottawa, Newton Railroaders/Minneapolis Minnies, Newton Railroaders, Newton Browns, Newton
Ottawa192419241Newton Railroaders/Blackwell Gassers/Ottawa
Parsons189119216Parsons Parsons/Cushing Oilers, Parsons Preachers, Parsons
Pittsburg1891195214Bartlesville/Pittsburg Pirates, Pittsburg Browns, Pittsburg Pirates, Pittsburg/Vinita Champs, Pittsburg Miners, Pittsburg Coal Diggers, Pittsburg
Sabetha191019101Sabetha
Salina1898201725Salina Stockade, Salina Blue Jays, Salina Millers, Salina Coyotes, Salina Insurgents, Salina Trade Winners, Salina Blues
Seneca191019101Seneca
Strong City190919091Strong City-Cottonwood Falls Twins City/Larned Cow
Topeka1886201653Topeka Train Robbers, Topeka Reds, Topeka Hawks, Topeka Owls, Joplin Miners/Topeka Jayhawks, Topeka Senators, Topeka Jayhawks, Topeka Kaws, Topeka Kaw-nees/Hutchinson Salt Packers, Topeka Savages, Topeka White Sox, Topeka Saints, Topeka Colts, Topeka Giants, Topeka Capitols, Topeka, Topeka Capitals
Troy189518951Troy Browns
Vinita190619061Pittsburg/Vinita Champs
Weir City189118911Weir City
Wellington188719114Wellington Dukes, Wellington
Wichita1887201787Wichita Wingnuts, Wichita Wranglers, Wichita Pilots, Wichita Aeros, Wichita Braves, Wichita Indians, Wichita/Muskogee Oilers, Wichita Aviators, Wichita Larks, Wichita Izzies, Wichita Witches/Colorado Springs Millionaires, Wichita Witches, Wichita Jobbers/Pueblo Indians, Wichita Jobbers, Wichita Eagles, Wichita
Winfield188719092Arkansas City-Winfield Twins, Winfield

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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