Northern-Copper Country League

From BR Bullpen

On May 25, 1906 the Copper Country Soo League and Northern League merged to form the Northern-Copper Country League; this new league lasted two seasons. The league was class C in 1906 and class D in 1907. The Grand Forks and Hancock clubs disbanded midway through the first season on July 29, 1906, and the entire league folded on September 2, 1907. In 1908 the Northern League was reestablished in some of the former territory.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams & Statistics[edit]

1906 C[edit]

1906 Northern-Copper Country League - schedule
President: W. J. Price

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Calumet Aristocrats 61 37 .622 - G.W. Orr
Houghton Giants 56 35 .615 1.5 Howard Cassiboine
Winnipeg Maroons 57 38 .600 2.5 S. Anderson / Bill Hanrahan
Duluth White Sox 52 44 .542 8 A.W. Kuehnow
Lake Linden Lakes 40 56 .417 20 William Foster
Fargo Trolley Dodgers 35 59 .372 24 Matt Camitsch
Hancock Patriots # 29 34 .460 NA Paul Wreath
Grand Forks Browns # 13 40 .245 NA McNeal/F.J. Dudley / Bill Hanrahan

# Hancock and Grand Forks disbanded July 29.
The league, which became a C league on May 25, was formed as a merger between the Northern and Copper Country Soo Leagues.
No Playoffs were scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Beals Becker Lake Linden BA .326 Paul Grimes Calumet W 18
Louis Piper Winnipeg Runs 75 Harry Bond Winnipeg W 18
Sam Meniece Winnipeg Hits 118 Rube Barry Houghton W 18
Roy Beecher Houghton W 18
Ad Brennan Winnipeg Pct .727; 8-3


1907 D[edit]

1907 Northern-Copper Country League - schedule
President: W. J. Price

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Winnipeg Maroons 70 27 .722 - Ed Herr
Duluth White Sox 49 53 .480 23.5 Frank "Smiley" Smith/Tracy
Houghton Giants 47 55 .464 25.5 M.O. Taylor/Pat Flaherty
Calumet Aristocrats 34 65 .343 37 Frank Mullane/Christy Egan

The league was shortened to September 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Rollie Zeider Winnipeg BA .314 Alvin Cummings Duluth W 20
Rollie Zeider Winnipeg Runs 75 Ralph Terry Winnipeg Pct .842: 16-3
Gene Cox Winnipeg Hits 117
Rollie Zeider Winnipeg SB 59

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.