1917 Tri-Copper League

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Overview

This league, which has been in existence for the last three years, comprises the Ray Con Mine at Ray, Ariz.; the Ray Con Mill at Hayden, Ariz., and the A. S. & R. Smelter at Hayden, Ariz. In 1915 and 1916 the Mine club won the series and received the trophy, a cup. In 1917 the Mill Club won.

Most of the players are professionals, having played in the National, American or Class A leagues, and are paid the same salary as minor leagues in order to interest and for the enjoyment of the employees at the various mines. The officials have gone to a great deal of expense to get good teams.

The Smelters disbanded after the last regular game of the season and forfeited first place to the Mines team in the second series.

Transcribed from the 1918 Spalding's Official Base Ball Record Book. The data presented in that book for this league doesn't always add up. The Mill team, and some players on it, is credited with playing 33 games. But their regular season W-L record only equals 32 games.

Picture

1917 Mill team
1917 Mill Team, Champions of the Tri-Copper League.
Image from 1918 Spalding's Official Base Ball Record.
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1917 Final Standings

First Series

Team G W L PCT
Mill 14 12 2 .857
Mines 14 6 8 .429
Smelter 14 3 11 .214

Second Series

Team G W L PCT
Mines 18 10 8 .556
Smelter 18 10 8 .556
Mill 18 7 11 .389

Total Regular Season

Team G W L PCT
Mill 32 19 13 .594
Mines 32 16 16 .500
Smelter 32 13 19 .406

Post Series

Team G W L PCT
Mill 5 4 1 .800
Mines 5 1 4 .200


Statistics

1917 Team Batting

Notes on batting info: The info presented for this league in the 1917 Spalding Guide is a bit incomplete. Not all teams had all the info.

Team R/G G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO BA SLG TB HBP SH
Mill 4.7 33 1113 155 294 62 6 7 25 109 123 .264 .350 389 24 44
Mines 1169 158 295 66 5 13 37 .252 .351 410
Smelter 1019 140 236 40 7 30 37 .232 .373 380

1917 Individual Batting

Notes on batting info: The info presented for this league in the 1917 Spalding Guide is a bit incomplete. Not all teams had all the info.

Last Name First Name Team Position G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO Printed
BA
Calculated
BA
SLG Printed
TB
Calculated
TB
HBP SH
Galena Johnny Mill OF-2B 18 61 16 21 1 1 0 2 9 5 .344 .344 .393 24 24 1 1
Meloan Mill CF 33 128 23 44 11 2 2 4 14 14 .344 .344 .508 65 65 2 4
Forsythe Mill RF 8 30 4 9 5 0 0 1 3 2 .300 .300 .467 14 14 1 0
Guest Mill 2B-SS 33 116 23 33 12 0 0 1 12 11 .285 .284 .388 45 45 3 2
Stadelli Mill OF 13 53 13 14 3 0 1 0 10 4 .264 .264 .377 20 20 1 1
Burch Mill C 25 69 7 18 0 1 0 2 6 5 .261 .261 .290 20 20 4 7
Wisterzil Mill 3B 32 112 10 29 4 0 0 3 11 13 .259 .259 .295 33 33 4 7
Kane Mill LF 31 126 20 32 6 1 2 8 14 14 .254 .254 .365 46 46 3 1
McDonnell Mill 1B 33 127 18 32 8 0 1 1 12 10 .252 .252 .339 43 43 2 6
Brandt Mill P 20 49 5 11 3 0 0 0 1 12 .225 .224 .286 14 14 1 6
Engle Mill 2B-SS 15 55 5 12 2 0 1 0 4 7 .218 .218 .309 17 17 0 2
Johnson Mill P 23 57 0 12 1 0 0 1 0 9 .211 .211 .228 13 13 1 3
Davis Mill SS-OF 19 72 8 15 5 1 0 2 5 14 .208 .208 .306 22 22 0 3
Carisch Mill C 18 58 3 12 1 0 0 0 8 3 .207 .207 .224 13 13 1 1
Baerwald Mines 102 19 39 9 1 1 7 .382 .382 .520 53 9
DeMaggio Mines 101 20 30 5 3 0 7 .297 .297 .406 41 2
Wachob Mines 18 0 5 1 0 0 0 .278 .278 .333 6 0
Scanlon Mines 143 29 38 14 1 1 3 .266 .266 .399 57 2
Forsythe Mines 49 6 13 0 0 1 1 .265 .265 .327 16 0
Smith Mines 126 17 33 5 0 1 6 .262 .262 .325 41 8
Tobin Mines 122 18 31 7 0 3 3 .254 .254 .385 47 1
Delhi “Flame” Mines 44 6 11 3 0 3 1 .250 .250 .523 23 2
Hosp Mines 115 14 28 6 0 2 5 .243 .243 .348 40 2
Hester Herb Mines 29 1 7 1 0 0 1 .241 .241 .276 8 0
Tonneman Mines 100 9 24 8 0 0 0 .240 .240 .320 32 3
Sorey Mines 71 3 13 4 0 0 0 .183 .183 .239 17 5
Beaumiller Mines 67 9 11 3 0 0 3 .164 .164 .209 14 9
Bromley Mines 64 4 10 0 0 1 0 .156 .156 .203 13 2
Ryan Mines 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 2 0
Duddy Smelter 3B 115 20 36 9 1 8 8 .313 .313 .617 71 2
MacMurdo M.B. “Spots” Smelter 1B 109 13 30 4 1 5 2 .275 .275 .468 51 9
Flick Carl Smelter 2B 120 18 32 6 0 0 2 .267 .267 .317 38 2
Butler Smelter SS 64 10 16 2 0 1 6 .250 .250 .328 21 10
Critchlow Smelter OF 57 13 14 1 1 3 4 .246 .246 .456 26 1
Bender Smelter OF 50 10 12 3 2 1 6 .240 .240 .440 22 0
McIvor Smelter OF 71 14 17 4 0 3 2 .239 .239 .423 30 2
McArdle Smelter SS 22 3 5 1 0 0 0 .227 .227 .273 6 1
Callan Smelter C 99 9 21 3 2 2 1 .212 .212 .343 34 4
Leverett Smelter P 66 6 14 2 0 3 0 .212 .212 .379 25 0
Killaley Smelter OF 43 5 9 0 0 1 1 .209 .209 .279 12 1
Horsted Smelter P 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 .188 .188 .188 3 1
Stadelli Smelter OF 44 7 8 3 0 0 1 .182 .182 .250 11 0
Shaw Smelter Utility 70 7 10 1 0 0 4 .143 .143 .157 11 3
Slagle Smelter P 32 1 4 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .156 5 0
Gibbs Smelter OF 41 3 5 0 0 3 0 .122 .122 .341 14 2

1917 Team Fielding

Team G Ch PO A E Printed
Fld %
Calculated
Fld %
Smelter 33 1368 833 473 62 .955 .955
Mines 1424 963 395 66 .953 .954
Mill 1343 887 392 64 .952 .952

1917 Individual Fielding

Last Name First Name Team Position G CH PO A E printed
Fld %
Calculated
Fld %
RF/G
Johnson Mill P 23 43 4 39 0 1.000 1.000 1.870
Forsythe Mill RF 8 17 17 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.125
Wachob Mines 28 25 3 0 1.000 1.000
Burch Mill C 25 152 120 30 2 .987 .987 6.000
Flick Carl Smelter 2B 222 104 115 3 .986 .986
Hester Herb Mines 67 60 6 1 .985 .985
MacMurdo M.B. “Spots” Smelter 1B 360 329 25 6 .983 .983
Tonneman Mines 218 173 41 4 .982 .982
Kane Mill LF 31 49 46 2 1 .979 .980 1.548
Bromley Mines 47 9 37 1 .979 .979
Butler Smelter SS 87 26 59 2 .977 .977
Scanlon Mines 297 274 16 7 .971 .976
McDonnell Mill 1B 33 332 300 24 8 .979 .976 9.818
Stadelli Mill OF 13 33 30 2 1 .970 .970 2.462
Critchlow Smelter OF 32 27 4 1 .969 .969
Carisch Mill C 18 124 101 19 4 .970 .968 6.667
McArdle Smelter SS 31 8 22 1 .968 .968
Tobin Mines 79 71 5 3 .962 .962
DeMaggio Mines 78 73 2 3 .962 .962
Callan Smelter C 171 121 43 7 .959 .959
Stadelli Smelter OF 22 19 2 1 .955 .955
Ryan Mines 20 6 13 1 .950 .950
Delhi “Flame” Mines P 39 4 33 2 .949 .949
Guest Mill 2B-SS 33 204 95 98 11 .946 .946 5.848
Meloan Mill CF 33 53 46 4 3 .943 .943 1.515
Forsythe Mines 33 29 2 2 .939 .939
Sorey Mines 98 52 40 6 .938 .939
Wisterzil Mill 3B 32 90 36 48 6 .933 .933 2.625
McIvor Smelter OF 42 36 3 3 .929 .929
Killaley Smelter OF 27 24 1 2 .926 .926
Horsted Smelter P 13 0 12 1 .923 .923
Davis Mill SS-OF 19 101 35 58 8 .921 .921 4.895
Duddy George Smelter 3B 126 41 75 10 .921 .921
Hosp Mines 158 61 84 13 .918 .918
Baerwald Mines 36 24 9 3 .917 .917
Smith Mines 130 55 64 11 .916 .915
Leverett Smelter P 58 11 42 5 .914 .914
Beaumiller Mines 96 47 40 9 .906 .906
Brandt Mill P 20 39 4 31 4 .897 .897 1.750
Gibbs Smelter OF 29 23 3 3 .897 .897
Bender Smelter OF 38 30 4 4 .895 .895
Slagle Smelter P 18 1 15 2 .889 .889
Galena Johnny Mill OF-2B 18 52 34 12 6 .885 .885 2.556
Shaw Smelter Utility 92 33 48 11 .880 .880
Engle Mill 2B-SS 15 54 19 25 10 .815 .815 2.933

Sources / References

Methods

Source material (the Spalding Guide) was transcribed. The guide was the best available info at the time, but it wasn't always accurate. Typos and name variations were not unusual. Names listed here are in line with those at bbref.com or newspaper entries. Discernible typos were corrected. See the Key page for abbreviations and glossary used on this page.

Credit

This page was assembled and presented by Mark D. Aubrey.

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