Twin Ports League

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The Twin Ports League was the only Class E league in organized baseball history. It only played one season, 1943, with three teams in Duluth, MN and one in Superior, WI. The World War II iron industry had brought a lot of workers to these port cities on Lake Superior, and they were able to organize teams of better-than-amateur quality for a time while many other minor leagues around the country were shut down by the war. The league was not successful, however, and folded on July 14, 1943.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams and Statistics[edit]


1943 Twin Ports League
President: Frank Wade

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Superior Bays 11 7 .611 - Red Treadwell / John Schroeder
Duluth Marine Iron 9 7 .563 1 Wally Gilbert
Duluth Dukes 9 10 .474 2.5 Bud McPherson
Duluth Heralds 5 10 .333 4.5 Frank Summers

The league disbanded July 13.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wally Gilbert Marine Iron BA .456 Ed Anderson Marine Iron W 4
John Schroeder Superior Runs 21 Bob Connolly Superior W 4
John Schroeder Superior Hits 27 Verl Westergard Superior SO 56
John Schroeder Superior RBI 23 Verl Westergard Superior ERA 2.25
John Norlander Dukes HR 1 R.A. Ryan Dukes PCT 1.000 3-0
Joe Shonts Heralds HR 1


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