Newport Dodgers

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Newport Dodgers
Newport, Arkansas
Previous Class D
Minor league affiliations
League Northeast Arkansas League
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1941)
Team data
Previous names
  • Newport Dodgers (1940–1941)
  • Newport Tigers (1939)
  • Newport Cardinals (1936–1937)
Previous parks
Mann Field

The Newport Dodgers were a Northeast Arkansas League baseball team based in Newport, Arkansas, USA that played from 1936 to 1941. They were affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1936 to 1937, the Detroit Tigers in 1939 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940–1941. They played their home games at Mann Field.[1]

Pete Reiser and Johnny Sain are the only two known major leaguers to play for the team when it was known as the Cardinals.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1936 67-30 1st Thorpe Hamilton Lost League Finals
1937 53-55 4th Thorpe Hamilton none
1938 61-46 3rd Thorpe Hamilton / Mike Blazo Lost League Finals
1939 61-60 3rd Clarence Harris none
1940 56-68 3rd Cliff Greer / Paul Chervinko
1941 71-46 1st Merle Settlemire none League Champs


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