Omaha Robin Hoods

From BR Bullpen

In 1936 the Omaha, NE entry in the Western League was the Omaha Robin Hoods. The team was beset by troubles, as a windstorm forced the team to play for a spell in Lincoln, NE. Then the stadium burned down and the team moved to Rock Island, IL where they became the Rock Island Rocks. Overall the team was 33-29 in the first half and 29-35 in the second half. 45-year-old Hank Severeid was catching for the club, which was led by MVP 1B Dutch Prather (league leader with 22 homers, 79 walks and 102 runs, second with 101 RBI and tied for second with 238 total bases) and All-Star RF Dave Goodman (second in the league with 30 steals, 68 walks and 101 runs, 4th with 33 doubles and 92 RBI, 3rd with 152 hits, tied for the lead with 14 triples, led the league with 246 total bases).

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

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1936 56-44 -- Hank Severeid / Clarence Mitchell & Keith Clark -- Team moved to Rock Island (6-20) August 18