1910 Southeastern League
The Class D 1910 Southeastern League was comprised of six teams, three from Tennessee, and one each from North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. The league was scheduled to started play on June 5, 1910 and to end play on September 10.
News and Notes
- A six-team base ball league, consisting of cities in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, has been formed as the result of a meeting held at Knoxville, Tenn., on May 24. The organization will be know as the Southeastern Base Ball League, composed of the cities of Knoxville, Tenn.; Morristown, Tenn.; Johnson City, Tenn.; Gadsden, Ala.; Rome, Ga., and Asheville, N.C. The Season will open June 5 and will close September 10. The detailed schedule will be drafted within a few days. Each town will have three games a week. the manager of the Asheville team will be "Buck" Gaston, a veteran base ball player, while "Dusky" Sherrill, of Waynesville, will manage the Waynesville (sic) team. The officers of the League are A. Gaines, Knoxville, president, and E.B. Fisher, of Morristown, secretary and treasurer. - The Sporting Life - June 4, 1910, page 1
- The Directors of the Southeastern League met at Knoxville, Tenn., August 19, and threw out three Knoxville-Gadsden games because of illegal transfer to Knoxville. Prospects for next season were discussed at the meeting. It is probable that the Southeastern League will take in two additional members, making an eight-club league next year. - The Sporting Life - August 27, 1910, page 3
- The initial championship season of the Southeastern League, which began May 15, ended September 10, with Knoxville as the champion club. The season was fairly successful, artistically and financially. - The Sporting Life - September 24, 1910, page 24
- Chattanooga secured Pitcher Justus from the Rome team, of the Southeastern League. - The Sporting Life - October 15, 1910, page 15
- At the annual meeting of the directors of the Southeastern League, at Knoxville, Tenn. December 3, W.W. Miller of Johnson City, was elected president to succeed Ambrose Gains, of Knoxville, who declined to serve again. The salary limit was raised $200 a year and May 22 and September 9 were fixed for the opening and closing of the next season. The question of admitting Bristol and some other towns to make it an eight-town circuit was discussed and will be acted upon later. - The Sporting Life - December 17, 1910, page 8
Picture of League Champions
Total Regular Season
Team Names and Managers
|Team||Manager 1||Manager 2||Manager 3|
|Knoxville Appalachians||Frank Moffett|
|Morristown Jobbers||E. Fisher||E. "Dusky" Sherrill|
|Johnson City Soldiers||Nat Taylor||Ed Garner|
|Asheville Moonshiners||David "Buck" Gaston|
|Rome Romans||Joe Patton||C.G. Milford|
|Gadsden Steel Makers||Paul Stevenson||J. Foreman||Baldorf|
I have not been able to locate any published stats for this league.
League Players and Staff
I have cobbled together a list of players and staff from photo captions and newspaper accounts.
|Last Name||First Name||Team 1||Team 2||Position|
Sources / References
- 1911 The "Bull" Durham Baseball Guide - page 59 at archive.org
- 1911 Spalding's Offical Base Ball Record - page 244 at archive.org
- 1911 Spalding's Offical Base Ball Guide - pages 320-321 at archive.org
- various editions of Sporting Life at LA84.org
- various newspapers at GenealogyBank.com
- Allen, Ronald R. Same Old Smokies: A brief history of baseball in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1865-1954, self published, 2008
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles. Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, Baseball America, 2007, pp. 227
- 1910 Southeastern League page at Baseball-Reference.com
This page was assembled and presented by Mark D. Aubrey.
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