Western Pennsylvania League

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Western Pennsylvania League
SportBaseball
Founded1907
Ceased1907
No. of teams9
CountryUSA
Last
champion(s)
Fairmont Champions

The Western Pennsylvania League was a Class-D minor baseball league consisting of teams from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland that played during the 1907 season.[1]

It began the season with eight teams - the Beaver Falls Beavers, Butler White Sox, Clarksburg Bees, Connellsville Cokers, Fairmont Champions, Greensburg Red Sox, Scottdale Giants and a squad from Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

On May 28, the Latrobe team was forfeited to the league; the Cumberland Rooters took its place, but that team moved to Piedmont, West Virginia on June 27, then to Somerset, Pennsylvania on July 11. It eventually folded altogether later that month. On August 1, the Kittanning Infants entered the league, but it disbanded, along with Beaver Falls, on August 11. Greensburg disbanded on August 25. Fairmont finished in first place with a 68-36 record.[2] Jim Clark, Dick Hoblitzell and Reddy Mack played in the league.

A league by the same name existed in the late 1880s, but little is known about it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BR Minors page
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball Second and Third Editions