Atlantic Association

The Atlantic Association was a minor league baseball organization that operated between 1889 and 1890 and again in 1908 in the Northeastern United States.

Atlantic Association
SportMinor League Baseball
Inaugural season1889
1908
Ceased1890 (1st iteration)
1908 (2nd iteration)
PresidentJames M. Braden (1889–1890)
Hugh McBreen (1908)
No. of teams14 (Total – 1st iteration)
7 (Total – 2nd iteration)
Country United States
Most titles1 Worcester (1889)
New Haven Nutmegs (1890)
Portland Blue Sox (1908)
ClassificationIndependent (1889–1890)
Class D (1908)
Related
competitions
New England League

HistoryEdit

First DemiseEdit

In each of the two seasons 4 or more teams failed to finish the season and with three teams remaining folded after the 1890 season.[1] Only the New Haven Nutmegs survived after the demise of the league by transferring to another league.

Second DemiseEdit

A smaller league in 1908 was also like the first league and plagued by teams failing to finish the season.[1] Despite being the best team, Portland folded with the demise of the league and disbanded with its association with the Maine State League.

Cities representedEdit

Teams and StatisticsEdit

1889 Atlantic Association - schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Worcester 58 35 .624 0 Walt Burnham
Newark Little Giants 54 40 .574 4.5 Sam Trott
Hartford 52 44 .542 7.5 John Henry
New Haven 40 52 .435 17.5 Harry Spence / Jack Burdock
Lowell 35 59 .373 23.5 John Cosgrove/ Nate Kellogg / Dan Sullivan
Wilkes-Barre Coal Barons 32 20 .605 NA John Irwin / M.H. Bergunder
Jersey City Skeeters 33 23 .589 NA Patrick Powers
Easton 10 26 .378 NA Henry Putnam
Norwalk 2 17 .105 NA Jim Donnelly / George Moolic

Norwalk disbanded September 2.
Easton disbanded June 22.
Jersey City disbanded July 25.
Wilkes-Barre disbanded August 1.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Robert Hamilton Lowell BA .341 Jesse Burkett Worcester W 30
Ted Scheffler Worcester Runs 87 Henry Dooms Newark W 30
Robert Hamilton Lowell Hits 117 Jesse Burkett Worcester SO 240
William Campion Worcester HR 8 Bill Daley Jersey City Pct .750; 18-6

1890 Atlantic Association - schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
New Haven Nutmegs 82 36 .695 0 Walt Burnham
Worcester / Lebanon 60 51 .541 18.5 Jim Cudworth
Newark Little Giants 60 61 .496 23.5 Sam Trott
Jersey City Gladiators / Harrisburg Athletics 58 72 .446 30 Steve Brady / Jack Burdock / James Harrington
Baltimore Orioles 77 24 .762 NA Billy Barnie
Washington Senators 38 47 .447 NA Ted Sullivan
Wilmington Peach Growers 29 66 .305 NA Barney Stephenson / Joe Simmons / Bill Wehrle
Hartford Nutmeggers 22 60 .268 NA John Henry / Ezra Sutton / Tom Forster

Jersey City (27-46) disbanded July 22. Harrisburg, from the disbanded Interstate League, applied for the vacant franchise and joined the league July 24.
Worcester (37-31) moved to Lebanon July 28.
Washington disbanded August 2.
Hartford disbanded August 25.
Wilmington disbanded August 27.
Baltimore left the league to join the American Association August 27.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Sommer Baltimore BA .347 Les German Baltimore W 35
Reddy Mack Baltimore Runs 120 John Doran New Haven SO 241
Danny Long Baltimore Runs 120 John Doran New Haven ERA 1.12
Dan Lally New Haven Hits 159 Mike O'Rourke Baltimore Pct .923; 12-1
Dan Lally New Haven HR 12

1908 Atlantic Association Class D

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Portland Blue Sox 8 3 .727 0 F. Driscoll
Lewiston 8 4 .667 .5 George Beede / Ed McDonough
Pawtucket Colts 6 3 .667 1 William Conners
Newport Ponies 5 5 .500 2.5 Ben Anthony / George Reed
Taunton / Attleboro Angels 1 12 .077 8 Mike McDermott / Bill Wilson / McEleney
Woonsocket Trotters 0 1 .000 NA John Leighton / Buster Burrill

Taunton moved to Attleboro
Woonsocket disbanded May 4.
Pawtucket disbanded May 19.
The circuit started May 2 and disbanded May 21.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Lush Taunton/Attleboro BA .418 Sandy Burk Pawtucket/Attleboro W 4
Bob Black Pawtucket Runs 13 Sandy Burk Pawtucket/Attleboro SO 40
Pat Sullivan Lewiston Runs 13 Joe Burns Taunton/Attleboro Hits 16
Pat Sullivan Lewiston Hits 16 Pat Sullivan Lewiston HR 4

[1]

Hall of Fame alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Atlantic Association - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.