South Carolina League

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The South Carolina League was a class D league that played for two seasons, 1907 and 1908, before shutting down.

Normal things caused the quick demise of the league. Small towns, lack of fan support, that led to a short money supply and the ability to attract quality players came with that.

The Carolina's were one of this countries early baseball hotbeds and as things went West the ballplayers and teams went the same way.



Cities Represented[edit]


Yearly Standings[edit]

1907[edit]

1907 South Carolina League - schedule
President: Mendel L. Smith

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Sumter Gamecocks 44 23 .657 - Guy Gunter
Orangeburg Cotton Pickers 42 25 .627 2 J. P. Doyle
Spartanburg Spartans 36 34 .514 9.5 J. W. McMakin
Darlington/Florence Fiddlers # 23 45 .338 21.5 Heisman /Clyde Russell / Schmitz
Greenville Edistoes ## 25 28 .472 NA Tom Stouch
Anderson Electricians ## 21 36 .368 NA Bagwell

# Darlington (18-38) moved to Florence July 27.
## Anderson & Greenville withdrew July 27.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
J.C. Watson Spartanburg BA .327 Sam Lansford Orangeburg W 18
Ralph McLaurin Sumter Hits 88 Sam Lansford Orangeburg Pct. .783; 18-5
Walter Rikard Orangeburg SB 37

1908[edit]

1908 South Carolina League
President: Mendel L. Smith

Team Name W L PCT GB Managers
Sumter Gamecocks 41 27 .603 - Frank Dingle
Chester 40 30 .571 2 H. P. Caldwell
Rock Hill Catawbas 28 40 .412 13 Guy Gunter
Orangeburg Cotton Pickers 27 39 .409 13 J. P. Doyle

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
L. B. Simmons Orangeburg BA .354 Bill Temple Chester W 15
Fred Prim Orangeburg/Chester Hits 69 Elmer Long Sumter PCT .750 9-3
L. C. Drake Chester Runs 38

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition