Pennsylvania State League

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The Pennsylvania State League played from 1892-1895, then changed into the first Atlantic League.

Cities represented[edit]

Teams and statistics[edit]

1892-1895[edit]

1892 Pennsylvania State League
President: J. Monroe Kreiter

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wilkes-Barre Coal Barons 24 9 .727 0 James Randall
Allentown Colts 24 12 .667 1.5 John Hanlon
Altoona 23 15 .606 3.5 Alexander Donahue
Johnstown Johnnies 21 15 .583 4.5 Thayer Torreyson
Danville 9 22 .290 14 NA
Scranton Miners 5 26 .161 18 NA
Reading Actives # 8 11 .445 NA NA
Lebanon Pretzel Eaters # 4 8 .333 NA Bill Sharsig

#Lebanon and Reading disbanded Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Coleman Lebanon BA .362 George Shaffer Altoona Hits 99
George Shaffer Altoona Runs 60 Jack Drauby Wilkes-Barre Runs 60


1893 Pennsylvania State League
President: Henry B. Diddlebock

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Easton 70 36 .660 0 Jay Faatz
Johnstown Terrors 62 39 .614 5.5 Thayer Torreyson
Altoona Mud Turtles 57 41 .582 9 Alexander Donahue
Allentown Colts 57 46 .563 11.5 John Hanlon
Harrisburg Hustlers 49 52 .485 18.5 Felix Marks
York White Roses 51 55 .481 19 William Stevens / Bill Sharsig
Scranton Miners 45 57 .441 23 Martin Swift
Danville / Reading Actives # 16 81 .165 49.5 Art McCoy / Elias Maier / William Whitman

#Danville (5-47) moved to Reading July 7.
Playoff: Johnstown 3 games, Easton 2. Easton refused to continue the series. Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Betts Easton BA .402 John Lyston Altoona/Harrisburg W 24
Herman Pitz Scranton Runs 127 Jack Fee Scranton/Allentown SO 134
Fred Betts Easton Hits 150 Henry Miller Harrisburg Pct .762: 16-5
Scoops Carey Altoona HR 10 John Slagle Easton Pct .762: 16-5
Ace Stewart Easton HR 10


1894 Pennsylvania State League
Presidents: E.K. Meyers / A.L. Johnson / John H. Hanlon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Pottsville Colts 62 44 .585 0 Phenomenal Smith
Harrisburg Senators 56 45 .554 3.5 Jack Huston
Reading Actives 61 50 .550 3.5 William Whitman
Allentown / Easton / Ashland #### 53 46 .535 5.5 King Kelly / John Milligan
Hazleton Barons 53 53 .500 9 Bill Sharsig
Scranton Indians / Shenandoah ### 55 55 .500 9 Jim Brennan
Altoona / Lancaster Chicks ## 51 54 .486 10.5 A.T. Bentley / Jim Donahue
Easton / Philadelphia Colts # 40 74 .351 26 Bill Parks / Charlie Levis

#Easton (8-36) moved to Philadelphia July 4.
##Altoona {17-31) moved to Lancaster July 7.
###Scranton (45-28) was replaced by Shenandoah August 12.
####Allentown (53-29) was replaced by Easton August 16; Easton (0-8) moved to Ashland Sept. 1.
Playoff: Pottsville defeated Harrisburg in a disputed title game. Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Walters Allentown BA .383 Bill Massey Scranton/Philadelphia Hits 176
Tom Golden Pottsville Runs 145 Henry Cole Altoona/Lancaster HR 21


1895 Pennsylvania State League
Presidents: John H. Hanlon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hazleton Quay-kers 61 44 .581 0 Bill Sharsig
Carbondale Anthracites 55 48 .533 5 M. Swift
Lancaster Chicks 49 54 .476 11 A.T. Bentley
Pottsville Colts / Allentown / Reading ##### 44 64 .407 18.5 Phenomenal Smith
Allentown Goobers #### 29 28 .509 NA John Milligan
Reading ### 37 27 .578 NA William Whitman
Harrisburg Senators ## 19 16 .543 NA Frank Seiss / Jim Donahue
Shenandoah Huns # 1 14 .067 NA Jim Brennan / Charlie Levis

#Shenandoah disbanded May 20.
##Harrisburg disbanded June 20.
###Reading disbanded July 20..
####Allentown disbanded July 24.
#####Pottsville (35-33) moved to Allentown July 27.Allentown (5-7) moved to Reading August 10.
Playoff: None Scheduled Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Milligan Allentown/Reading BA .457 Bill Massey Carbondale Hits 174
Gus Moran Hazleton Runs 139

Hall of Fame alumni[edit]

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.
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