Terre Haute Hottentots

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Terre Haute Hottentots
Terre Haute, Indiana
Previous Class C
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Central League
Major league affiliations
Previous Unaffiliated
Team data
Nickname Terre Haute Hottentots
Colors Gray & blue

The Terre Haute Hottentots were a minor league baseball team from Terre Haute, Indiana, that played in the Northwestern League in 1891, Illinois–Iowa League in 1892, Western Interstate League in 1895, Western League in 1895, Class C Central League in 1897, 1900 and 1903–1909 and Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League from 1901–1902.

Team history[edit]

On January 18, 1897, the Terre Haute Hottentots were formed as a charter member of the Class C Central League.[1] Joining the Hottentots in the six-team league were the Cairo Egyptians, Evansville Brewers, Nashville Centennials, Paducah Little Colonels, and Washington Browns.[2] Terre Haute's uniforms were gray and blue.[1]

Severe financial problems throughout the circuit forced the league to disband on July 20, 1897. As of July 19, the final day of play, the Hottentots were in sixth place with a 29–36 (.446) record.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Nipper, Skip (January 18, 2015). "Nashville in the 1897 Central League". 262 Down Right. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1897 Nashville/Henderson Centennials Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2015.