Blue Grass League

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The class D Blue Grass League ran from 1908 through 1912 and was based in Kentucky. In the five year league run from 1908 through 1912 there were ten cities represented, all from Kentucky. However, only four of those cities suited up for the entire five years. The Paris entry won two league titles, back to back, in 1910 and 1911. The Frankfort Lawmakers also claimed dual championships, winning in 1908 and 1912.

From 1922 through 1924 a second class D operation used the name before folding. Six cities were represented in this three year run and again they were all from Kentucky. Only four teams managed to participate the entire three seasons, with Paris claiming two league crowns in 1922 and 1924.


Cities Represented[edit]

1908-1912[edit]

In 1910 Shelbyville moved to Maysville August 24. In 1912, Winchester moved to Nicholasville June 8, then to Mt. Sterling June 26.


1908 Blue Grass League
President: George L. Hammond

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Frankfort Lawmakers 47 23 .671 - N. G. Kennedy
Lexington Thoroughbreds 37 31 .544 9 Thomas Sheets
Richmond Pioneers 36 34 .514 11 William Parrish
Lawrenceburg Distillers 33 35 .485 13 Guy Woodruff
Shelbyville Millers 32 37 .464 14.5 Anton Kuhn
Versailles Aristocrats / Winchester Hustlers $ 22 47 .319 24.5

$ Versailles moved to Winchester
No attendence figures available.
No Playoffs scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charles Wahoo Lexington BA .343
Paul Long Shelbyville Hits 82
Paul Long Shelbyville Runs 60



1909 Blue Grass League
President: George L. Hammond

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Winchester Hustlers 75 44 .630 - Daddy Horn
Richmond Pioneers 75 45 .625 .5 Al Grohe
Paris Bourbonites 61 57 .516 13.5 Jeff Elgin / Henry Schmidt / James Barnett
Frankfort Lawmakers 56 60 .482 17.5 N. G. Kennedy /Ben Marshall
Lexington Colts 48 69 .410 26 Thomas Sheets / Cy Stout / Pat Downing
Shelbyville Millers 39 79 .321 35.5 Anton Kuhn

No attendence figures available.
No Playoffs scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hub Dawson Richmond BA .334 Charles Burden Winchester W 25
Frank Whittaker Richmond Runs 142 Bill Knox Richmond Pct .714; 10-4
Fred Ochs Paris Runs 74



1910 Blue Grass League - schedule
President: Dr. W.C. Ussery

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paris Bourbonites 80 47 .630 0 Edward McKernan
Lexington Colts 69 56 .552 10 Hogan Yancy
Winchester Hustlers 63 59 .516 14.5 Newton Horn / Ed Coleman
Richmond Pioneers 63 60 .512 15 William Maloney
Frankfort Lawmakers 60 61 .496 17 Wallace Warren / Danny Harrell
Shelbyville Millers #/ Maysville Rivermen 37 89 .294 42.5 Anton Kuhn / Daniel Collins

# Shelbyville moved to Maysville August 24.
No attendence figures available.
No Playoffs scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Leo Angemeier Frankfort BA .321 Fred Toney Winchester W 23
Leo Angemeier Frankfort Hits 147 Milton McCormick Paris Pct .850; 17-3
Wesley Callahan Winchester Hits 147
B.F. Goodman Paris Runs 74


1911 Blue Grass League - schedule
President: Dr. W.C. Ussery / William Neal

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paris Bourbonites 71 44 .617 0 Edward McKernan
Lexington Colts 65 50 .565 6 Thomas Sheets / Hogan Yancy
Winchester Hustlers 59 59 .500 13.5 Ed Coleman
Maysville Rivermen 55 63 .466 17.5 James Carmony
Frankfort Lawmakers 48 65 .425 22
Richmond Pioneers 47 64 .423 22 Connie Lewis / Sylvester Olsen

Playoff: Paris 4 games, Winchester 0.
No attendence figures available

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Walter Mayer Paris BA .352 Charles Burden Winchester W 23
Walter Mayer Paris Hits 160 Frank Romine Maysville SO 253
Ed Coleman Winchester Runs 95 John Scheneberg Paris Pct 1.000; 12-0
Charles Ellis Lexington HR 13


1912 Blue Grass League
President: William Neal

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Frankfort Lawmakers 85 42 .670 0 Ollie Gfroerer
Maysville Rivermen 82 47 .634 4 James Carmony / Harry Kunkel
Richmond Pioneers 66 64 .508 20.5 William Fisher
Lexington Colts 60 65 .480 24 Hogan Yancy / Ted McGrew
Paris Bourbonites 60 69 .465 26 Joe Lewis / Danning Harrell
Winchester #/ Nicholasville / Mount Sterling 31 97 .242 54.5 Kunkel / McBrayer / Spade

# Winchester moved to Nicholasville June 8 and then to Mt. Sterling June 26.
No attendence figures available
No Playoffs scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Danning Harrell Paris BA .401 Jim Hauser Paris W 23
Norman Munn Richmond Hits 188 Harry Camnitz Lexington SO 204
Ovid Nicholson Frankfort Runs 128 Ben Grover Maysville Pct .720; 18-7
Norman Munn Richmond HR 22
Ovid Nicholson Frankfort SB 111

1922-1924[edit]



1922 Blue Grass League - schedule
President: Thomas M. Russell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paris Bourbons 36 28 .563 0 B. Goodman / Harold Willis
Maysville Cardinals 33 28 .541 1.5 Norbert Bosken
Cynthiana Merchants 34 30 .531 2 Ernest "Sprouts" McIlvan
Mt. Sterling Essex 30 31 .492 4.5 Hod Eller
Winchester Dodgers 28 36 .438 8 Howie Camnitz / Walter Van Winkle
Lexington Reds 28 36 .438 8 Pat Devereaux / Jim Park

No attendence figures available

Playoff:Maysville 3 games, Cynthiana 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ray Class Maysville BA .333 Ray Miner Paris/Mays W 15
Ray Class Maysville Runs 58 Claude Monhollen Lex/Cynthia SO 237
Charles Rorer Cynthiana Hits 83 Jim Park Lexington Pct .727; 8-3
Ray Class Maysville HR 14


1923 Blue Grass League
President: Thomas M. Russell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Cynthiana Cobblers 54 43 .557 0 Bill Schumaker
Winchester Dodgers 53 44 .546 1 Pat Devereaux
Maysville Cardinals 48 45 .516 4 Norbert Bosken
Paris Bourbons 45 47 .480 6.5 Nickholas Winger / Felix Cicona
Lexington Reds 44 49 .473 8 Doug Harbison
Mt. Sterling Essex 38 54 .413 13.5 Charles Ellis / Hod Eller

No Playoffs.

No attendance figures or individual player statistics available.



1924 Blue Grass League - schedule
President: Thomas M. Russell

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Paris Bourbons 51 43 .543 0 Bob Corkhill / Pat Devereaux / Fritz Mueller
Cynthiana Cobblers 50 43 .538 .5 Bill Schumaker / John Koval
Lexington Studebakers 43 50 .462 7.5 Jesse Young /Jim Viox
Winchester Dodgers 43 51 .457 8 George Bell

No Playoffs were scheduled and no attendance figures were available.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Don Hurst Paris BA .382 Sam Reid Lexington W 20
Pete Monahan Paris Runs 81 Sam Reid Lexington SO 170
Pete Monahan Paris Hits 133 Weldon Winchester Pct .823; 14-3
Don Hurst Paris HR 20

League Records[edit]

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Harry Kunkle Maysv/Mt. Sterl GA 132 12 Danning Harrell Paris BA .401 12
Ovid Nicholson Frankfort AB 506 12 Ovid Nicholson Frankfort Runs 128 12
Norman Munn Richmond Hits 188 12 J.F. Whitaker Richmond 2B 36 11
Edward Coleman Winchester 3B 17 11 Norman Munn Richmond HR 22 12
Norman Munn Richmond EBH 65 12 Norman Munn Richmond TB 304 12
George Kircher Maysv/Winch SAC 51 10 Ovid Nicholson Frankfort SB 111 12
Ollie Gfroerer Frankfort BB 70 12 Elmer Locke Paris SO 99 12
Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Harry Camnitz Lexington GA 44 12 Curtis Burden Winchester W 25 09
Lester Cornell Frankfort BB 97 10 Milton McCormick Paris PCT .850,17-3 10
James Hauser Paris IP 290 12 John Scheneberg Paris WS 12 11
Frank Romine Maysville SO 253 11 Claude Monhollen Lexing/Cynth HB 28 22

Hall of Fame Alumni[edit]

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Third Edition
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