Newark Indians

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Team History[edit]

In 1908, the Newark Sailors changed their name to the Newark Indians. From the start, the team featured great pitching - Tom Hughes led the Eastern League in strikeouts that first year, in 1909 Joe McGinnity led in wins (29), games (55) and strikeouts (195) while allowing just 297 hits in 422 innings, in 1910 McGinnity won 30 and Rube Waddell went 5-3 and McGinnity continued as player-manager for two more years. In 1913 the team won the International League pennant but they slipped from there and by 1916 were in last place in the IL. The team was replaced by the Newark Bears in 1917.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1908 79-58 3rd George Stallings none
1909 86-67 2nd Harry Wolverton none
1910 88-66 2nd Joe McGinnity none
1911 57-95 7th Joe McGinnity none
1912 80-72 3rd Joe McGinnity none
1913 95-57 1st Harry Smith none League Champs
1914 73-77 5th Harry Smith none
1915 26-26 (61-76 overall) -- Harry Smith / Eddie Zimmerman none Team moved to Harrisburg July 2
1916 52-87 8th Fred Tenney none

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