1914 Appalachian League

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The fourth annual championship campaign of the Appalachian League began on May 18, 1914, and was scheduled to run until September 17. The league was also reduced to four-club basis and was under the direction of President E. F. Fisher. The 1914 race proceeded without unusual incident, except poor attendance, until June 17, when the Morristown and Middlesboro teams disbanded, thus automatically ending the league's existence, it having fallen below the four-club limit prescribed by the National Agreement. - from the 1915 The Reach Official American League Base Ball Guide.


1914 Appalachian League Schedule

1914 Final Standings

Club Won Lost W-L %
Middlesboro 16 12 .571
Morristown 15 13 .536
Harriman 13 14 .481
Knoxville 11 16 .407

1914 Team Names and Managers

Team Manager 1 Manager 2
Harriman Boosters Pit Pasini
Knoxville Reds Frank Moffett Ambrose Gaines
Middlesboro Colonels Lovell Draper
Morristown Jobbers Harry Kunkle

Notable Events of the Season

  • Harriman is now in the Appalachian Base Ball League with Knoxville, Morristown and Middlesboro, Bristol and Johnson City having surrendered their franchises and dropped out its league, but it is predicted that they will "come back" before the date of closing. It is stated that Cleveland is desirous of becoming one of the league cities. Harriman assumes the franchise held by Rome, Ga., last year. Harriman will get five players who were with the Rome team last year. A meeting was held at the club rooms last week, organization perfected and arrangements made to raise the balance of $3000 requisite to place Harriman on a safe and solid basis. The season will open May 19 and the Harriman team will be ready to begin the friendly fight for the pennant. - Sporting Life, page 21, May 16, 1914 - at LA84.org

Sources / References


Source materials, namely the Reach guide, was transcribed. The guides were the best available info at the time, but they weren't always accurate. Typos and name variations were not unusual. Discernible typos were corrected. See the Key page for abbreviations and glossary used on this page.


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

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