Pennsylvania-West Virginia League

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The Pennsylvania-West Virginia League was a class D league that began action in 1908 and continued through 1909. Clarksburg disbanded July 10, 1909 resulting in Parkersburg, which just moved from Charleroi June 30, being dropped, leaving the league in weak shape. It folded after the year's end. It was revised again in 1914 as a short-lived independent league.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams and Statistics[edit]

1908[edit]

1908 Pennsylvania-West Virginia League - schedule
Presidents: James D. Groninger

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Uniontown Coal Barons 68 41 .624 - Frank Sisley
Clarksburg Drummers 71 48 .597 2 Lucas Hogue / Ferdinand Drumm
Charleroi Cherubs 56 53 .514 12 Arch Osborne
Connellsville Cokers 54 56 .491 14.5 H.E. Irwin / W. Marietta / Milt Montgomery
Fairmont Badies 55 64 .462 18 Thomas Haymond / Reddy Mack / Snodgrass
Scottdale / Grafton # 36 78 .316 34.5 Duff Buttermore

# Scottdale (24-46) moved to Grafton July 21.
Playoff: Clarksburg 3 games, Uniontown 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Phillips Uniontown BA .307
Elmer Jacobson Scottdale/Grafton Hits 119
Fred Dawson Clarksburg Runs 80


1909[edit]

1909 Pennsylvania-West Virginia League
Presidents: James D. Groninger

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Uniontown Coal Barons 63 44 .589 - Frank Sisley/Charles McCloskey
Fairmont Champions 58 50 .537 5.5 Louis Hunt
Grafton 56 54 .509 8.5 Duff Buttermore
Connellsville Cokers 53 56 .486 11 Alexander Sweeney
Clarksburg Bees # 22 31 .415 NA Fedinand Drumm
Charleroi / Parkersburg Parkers # 16 33 .327 NA Fred Osborne / Frank McHale

# Charleroi (13-25) moved to Parkersburg June 30, then was dropped July 10, after Clarksburg disbanded.
Playoff: Uniontown 4 games, Fairmont 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Waldo Jackley Fairmont BA .326 Joe Phillips Uniontown W 29
Del Gainer Grafton Runs 59 Joe Phillips Uniontown Pct .806; 29-7
Joe Phillips Uniontown Hits 127


1914[edit]

1914 Pennsylvania-West Virginia League - schedule
Presidents: Hugh A. McKinnon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Connellsville Cokers 5 1 .833 - James Mack
Fairmont 3 2 .600 1.5 George Needham
McKeesport Royals # 2 2 .500 2
Clarksburg Bees 3 4 .429 2.5 Hugh Shannon
Charleroi # 2 3 .400 2.5 Charles O'Day
Uniontown 2 5 .286 3.5 Fred Paige

# McKeesport and Charleroi disbanded May 26. The league collapsed June 1.
President McKinnon resigned May 25 when the league declined to be affiliated with the independent major Federal League, after having been denied protection by the National Board.

Source[edit]

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