New York Knickerbockers (1912)

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New York Knickerbockers
Information
League United States Baseball League
Location New York, NY
Ballpark Bronx Oval
Year founded 1912
Year disbanded 1912
League championships None
Former name(s) Knickerbockers (1912)
Colors Cream, white, gray, black
Ownership Charles White
Manager William Jordon

The New York Knickerbockers were one of 8 teams in the short-lived United States Baseball League, which collapsed after just over a month of play.[1] The Knickerbockers were owned by Charles White and managed by William Jordon.[2]

1912 Standings[edit]

Team Win Loss Pct
Pittsburgh Filipinos 19 7 .731
Richmond Rebels 15 11 .577
Reading (no nickname) 12 9 .571
Cincinnati Pippins 12 10 .545
Washington Senators 6 7 .462
Chicago Green Sox 10 12 .455
Cleveland Forest City 8 13 .381
New York Knickerbockers 2 15 .118

New York finished dead last in the standings at the end at 2-15. They were the first USBL team to fold, doing so on May 28.[3]

1912 New York Knickerbockers season[edit]

1912 New York Knickerbockers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles White[4]
Manager(s) Ambrose Hussey Jr. and Sr.
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1912 New York Knickerbockers season was the first and only season for the club. They folded with the United States Baseball League after about a month of play.

Regular season[edit]

Of the few individual game results known from that season, it is known that on opening day, May 1, 1912, the Knickerbockers battled with Reading to a 10-10 tie in 10 innings. The game was called due to darkness.[5] New York eventually ended up last in the USBL standings.

Standings[edit]

United States Baseball League Win Loss Pct
Pittsburgh Filipinos 19 7 .731
Richmond Rebels 15 11 .577
Reading (no name) 12 9 .571
Cincinnati Pippins 12 10 .545
Washington Senators 6 7 .462
Chicago Green Sox 10 12 .455
Cleveland Forest City 8 13 .381
New York Knickerbockers 2 15 .118

Roster[edit]

1912 New York Knickerbockers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers
  • Ambrose Hussey, Jr. & Ambrose Hussey, Sr.

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]