Lincoln Tigers

From BR Bullpen

In 1914 the Lincoln, NE team in the Western League changed its name from the Lincoln Railsplitters to the Lincoln Tigers. They went 81-87, 5th place in the 8-team league, though the team had the top hurler in the circuit (Scoggins, 2.58, probably Jim Scoggins) and the top base-stealer (McGaffigan with 64; possibly Patsy McGaffigan). The club returned in fifth in 1915 at 70-69. McGaffigan led the league's shortstops in fielding (.936) and stole 44 bases, leading the league. Wolfe stole 31 bases (second-best) and scored 101 runs (also second). Dawson (possibly Rex Dawson) had a 2.01 ERA, second in the circuit.

The Tigers had their best year in 1916 with an 87-63 mark, 5 and a half games behind the champion Omaha Rourkes. East won 24 games, most in the league, followed by Halla with 23. Carlisle, probably Walter Carlisle, hit 44 doubles (third in the Western) and scored 121 runs to lead the league.

In 1917 the team was renamed the Lincoln Links.

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

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1914 81-87 5th Charlie Mullen / David Lloyd none
1915 70-69 5th Matty McIntyre none
1916 87-63 2nd Ducky Holmes none