Central League (baseball)

Central League (baseball)

The Central League was a minor league baseball league that operated sporadically from 1903-1917, 1920-1922, 1926, 1928-1930, 1934, and 1948-1951. In 1926, the league merged mid-season with the Michigan State League and played under that name for the remainder of the season. [ [http://www.ballparkdigest.com/leagues/central_league.htm Ball Park Digest ] The Central League later reformed in 1928.

Minor League Class History

Before the current minor league baseball clasification system was introduced in 1963, minor leagues/teams were classfied ran from Class D up to Class Triple-A. The following is a list of the various clasifications that the Central League had during its years of operation:

* Class B: 1903-1917, 1920-1922, 1928-1930, 1932, 1934
* Class C: 1926
* Class A: 1948-1951

Former Teams

The following are former teams that made up the Central League.

*Akron Rubbermen, 1912
*Akron Tyrites, 1928-1929, 1932
*Anderson Orphans, 1903
*Canton Chinamen, 1906-1907
*Canton Red Stockings, 1905
*Canton Statesmen, 1912
*Canton Terriers, 1928-1930, 1932
*Charleston Senators, 1949-1951
*Dayton Aviators, 1928-1930
*Dayton Ducks, 1932
*Dayton Indians, 1948-1951
*Dayton Veterans, 1903-1917
*Erie Sailors, 1912, 1915, 1928-1930, 1932
*Evansville Evas, 1916-1917
*Evansville River Rats, 1903-1910, 1913-1915
*Evansville Strikers, 1911
*Flint Arrows, 1948-1951
*Fort Wayne Billikens, 1908-1910
*Fort Wayne Brakies, 1911
*Fort Wayne Champs, 1913
*Fort Wayne Chiefs, 1928-1930, 1932, 1934
*Fort Wayne Cubs, 1915
*Fort Wayne Generals, 1948
*Fort Wayne Railroaders, 1903-1905, 1912, 1914
*Grand Rapids Billbobs, 1922
*Grand Rapids Bill-eds, 1913
*Grand Rapids Black Sox, 1912, 1915-1917, 1926
*Grand Rapids Champs, 1914
*Grand Rapids Furniture Makers, 1911
*Grand Rapids Grads, 1911
*Grand Rapids Jets, 1948-1951
*Grand Rapids Joshers, 1920-1921
*Grand Rapids Orphans, 1903-1905
*Grand Rapids Raiders, 1910
*Grand Rapids Tigers, 1934
*Grand Rapids Wolverines, 1906-1909
*Ionia Mayors, 1921-1922
*Jackson Mayors, 1921
*Kalamazoo Celery Pickers, 1920-1922, 1926
*Lansing Senators, 1921-1922
*Lima Buckeyes, 1934
*Ludington Mariners, 1920-1922
*Ludington Tars, 1926
*Marion Oilworkers, 1903-1904
*Muskegon Clippers, 1948-1950
*Muskegon Daniels, 1922
*Muskegon Muskies, 1917, 1920-1922
*Muskegon Reds, 1916, 1926, 1934, 1951
*Newark Skeeters, 1911
*Peoria Distillers, 1904, 1917
*Peoria Tractors, 1934
*Richmond Quakers, 1917
*Richmond Roses, 1930
*Saginaw Bears, 1948-1950
*Saginaw Jacks, 1951
*South Bend Benders, 1911, 1912, 1916-1917
*South Bend Bronchos, 1910
*South Bend Bux, 1911
*South Bend Greens, 1903-1909
*South Bend Twins, 1932
*Springfield Babes, 1905-1907
*Springfield Blue Sox, 1930
*Springfield Buckeyes, 1928
*Springfield Dunnmen, 1929
*Springfield Reapers, 1912-1914, 1916-1917
*Springfield Red Birds, 1934
*Terre Haute Highlanders, 1915-1916
*Terre Haute Hottentots, 1903-1909
*Terre Haute Miners, 1911
*Terre Haute Stags, 1910
*Terre Haute Terre-iers, 1912-1914
*Wheeling Stogies, 1903-1912, 1915-1916
*Youngstown Buckeyes, 1932
*Youngstown Steelmen, 1912
*Zanesville Infants, 1908-1909
*Zanesville Potters, 1910-1912


External Links

* [http://www.ballparkdigest.com/leagues/central_league.htm]

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