Lincoln Railsplitters

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Team History[edit]

In 1910 the Lincoln Railsplitters replaced the Lincoln Greenbackers in the Western League. The team from Lincoln, NE went 95-71, third in the 8-team circuit. John Thomas led the league with 22 homers. Lincoln fell to 84-81 and 6th place a year later, though Thomas again paced the Western with 12 long balls. The 1912 season was nearly identical - 83-81 and 5th place. Workhorse Rip Hagerman (23-18) led the league in games pitched (51), walks (145) and strikeouts (315) and was second in losses and tied for third in wins. In 1913 the team again became known as the Lincoln Greenbackers.

Source: "The Western League" by W.C. Madden and Patrick Stewart

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1910 95-71 3rd James Sullivan none
1911 84-81 6th James Sullivan / Bob Unglaub none
1912 83-81 5th Bill Dwyer none