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Mississippi State League

From BR Bullpen

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.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams & Statistics[edit]

1921 Mississippi State League - schedule
President: John G Dailey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
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
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
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

1921 Champions[edit]

Greenwood Indians 1921 Champions

BACK ROW: Jess Craven; Fuller; Charlie Bell,Mgr.; Treon; Tom Toland
MIDDLE ROW: Gene"Fatty" Poland; Red Lucas; Brandon; "Rebel" Oakes; Guy W. Trotter, President
FRONT ROW: D.Boyd; Hugh Boyd; Hugh Critz; Mark Lee; Red Reese


The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball; Second Edition.
Donny Whitehead, Greenwood Mississippi Baseball Historian.