Northeast Arkansas League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Northeast Arkansas League was the name used by a pair of American minor league baseball leagues. The first of these started operations in 1909 and continued through 1911. The second version began operations for the 1936 season. It continued through the 1941 season.

1909[edit]

The teams from Jonesboro, Arkansas and Newport, Arkansas left the Arkansas State League and joined. New teams were added in Marianna, Arkansas and Paragould, Arkansas.

Team Name Affiliation Record
Jonesboro Zebras 30-23
Newport Pearl Diggers 29-25
Marianna Brickeys 24-29
Paragould Scouts 24-30

1910[edit]

The teams in Marianna and Newport folded. New teams in Blytheville, Arkansas and Caruthersville, Missouri came into the league.

Caruthersville 68-48 (1st half winner)
Paragould Scouts 65-46 (2nd half winner)
Jonesboro Zebras 53-55
Blytheville 38-75

1911[edit]

The Caruthersville team folded. A new team from Helena, Arkansas came into the league.

Helena 37-29
Blytheville 31-30
Paragould Scouts 28-32
Jonesboro Zebras 28-33

The league, and all teams in it, folded.

1936[edit]

The league formed with new teams starting in Batesville, Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Newport, Arkansas, Osceola, Arkansas, Paragould, Arkansas, and West Plains, Missouri. The West Plains team moved to Caruthersville, Missouri on June 11. Its record was 18-10 before the move, and 33-38 after it.

Team Name Affiliation Record
Newport Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 67-30
Osceola Indians 58-37
Jonesboro Giants 50-46
West Plains Badgers/Caruthersville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 51-48
Batesville White Sox 34-64
Paragould Rebels 31-66

1937[edit]

Batesville folded. A new team formed in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Blytheville Giants New York Giants 62-45 (1st half winner) (2nd half winner)
Caruthersville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 59-47
Jonesboro Giants 56-53
Newport Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 53-55
Osceola Indians St. Louis Browns 49-60
Paragould Rebels Memphis Chicks 44-63

As Blytheville won both half of the season, it was determined to be the winner.

1938[edit]

Osceola folded. A new team in Batesville, Arkansas formed.

Blytheville Giants New York Giants 70-35
Caruthersville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 62-42
Newport Cardinals 61-46
Paragould Rebels Memphis Chicks 52-56
Batesville White Sox Chicago White Sox 47-62
Jonesboro Giants 28-79

1939[edit]

The teams in Batesville and Blytheville folded.

Caruthersville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 79-39 (1st half winner) (2nd half winner)
Paragould Broncos St. Louis Browns 63-57
Newport Tigers Detroit Tigers 61-60
Jonesboro White Sox Chicago White Sox 38-85

As Caruthersville won both halves of the season, there was no basis for a playoff.

1940[edit]

Caruthersville moved to Batesville, Arkansas on July 7.

Paragould Browns St. Louis Browns 73-48 (2nd half winner)
Jonesboro White Sox Chicago White Sox 67-54
Newport Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers 56-68
Caruthersville Pilots/ Batesville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 47-73

1941[edit]

Newport Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers 71-46 (1st half winner) (2nd half winner)
Batesville Pilots St. Louis Cardinals 65-56
Jonesboro White Sox Chicago White Sox 53-61
Paragould Browns St. Louis Browns 48-69

All teams and the league itself folded.

References[edit]

  • Sumner, Benjamin Barrett. Minor League Baseball Standings:All North American Leagues, Through 1999. Jefferson, N.C.:McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0781-6