Mississippi State League
In 1921 the class D Mississippi State League got its start...and its finish. The Greenwood Indians won the first half and the Clarksdale Cubs took the second half - Greenwood then swept Clarksdale in five games for the title. The four-team league did not survive another year. The batting title was won by a player named John Kane (.355) who split the season between Greenwood and the Meridian Mets. The next season all four of the league's cities placed teams in the Cotton States League.
- Clarksdale, MS: Clarksdale Cubs 1921
- Greenwood, MS: Greenwood Indians 1921
- Jackson, MS: Jackson Red Sox 1921
- Meridian, MS: Meridian Mets 1921
Teams & Statistics
|Clarksdale Cubs||65||44||.596||0||Baxter Sparks|
|Greenwood Indians||59||49||.546||5.5||Charles Bell|
|Meridian Mets||45||60||.429||18||C. Reflogal / Ollie Mills|
|Jackson Red Sox||45||61||.425||18.5||Rebel Oakes|
Playoff: Greenwood 5 games, Clarksdale 0.Player Statistics
|John Kane||Greenwood/Mer||BA||.355||Hal Goldsmith||Clarksdale||W||16|
|Ben Allen||Meridian||Runs||121||Frank Albernese||Jackson||SO||128|
|Ben Allen||Meridian||Hits||124||Hugh Boyd||Greenwood||Pct||.688; 11-5|
Greenwood Indians 1921 Champions
The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball; Second Edition.
Donny Whitehead, Greenwood Mississippi Baseball Historian.