Atlantic League (1914)

The second Atlantic League was a Class D minor league baseball league that operated for one season in 1914.[2] The league had been known as the New York–New Jersey League a season earlier.[2]: 1  The league president was Rosslyn M. Cox,[1] who would later serve as the mayor of Middletown, New York.[3]

Atlantic League (1914)
FormerlyNew York–New Jersey League
ClassificationClass D
FoundedMarch 1914[1]
CeasedMarch 1915[2]: 6 
PresidentRosslyn M. Cox
No. of teams8
CountryUnited States
Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs

The Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs finished first in the league standings, with a record of 65–31 (there was no postseason).[4] Internal politics and poor financial agreements hindered the league, which made it to the year's end, but folded before it could play another season.[2] It was unrelated, except for name, to the first league with the name. The name has subsequently been used for a contemporary independent minor league.


Bob Ganley was one of Perth Amboy's managers.
Team City Manager Notes
Bloomfield–Long Branch Cubans Bloomfield, New Jersey &
Long Branch, New Jersey
Andy Coakley
Samuel Jaeger
team relocated on July 2 to become Asbury Park Sea Urchins
Danbury Hatters Danbury, Connecticut Thomas Guiheen
Middletown Middies Middletown, New York Jack Lawlor
Newark Cubans Newark, New Jersey Dick Henriquez team relocated on July 22
Newburgh Hillclimbers Newburgh, New York William Waterman
Paterson Silk Citys Paterson, New Jersey Dick Cogan
Perth Amboy Pacers Perth Amboy, New Jersey Bob Ganley
Hank Ramsey
Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs Poughkeepsie, New York Bill McCabe

Source: [4][5]

Final standings


Each team was scheduled to play a 100-game season, however all teams played fewer games, due to weather cancellations or the overall condition of the league.[2]: 5  The season started on May 20 and ended on September 7.[5]

Team W L Pct. GB
Poughkeepsie 65 31 .677
Newark / Long Branch 59 31 .656 3
Middletown 49 45 .521 15
Danbury 48 47 .505 16.5
Perth Amboy 44 49 .473 19.5
Newburgh 41 47 .466 20
Paterson 32 54 .372 28
Bloomfield–Long Branch / Asbury Park 30 59 .337 31.5
Prior to playing in the Atlantic League, John Ganzel was player-manager of the 1908 Cincinnati Reds.
  • Newark was 26–11 when they relocated to Long Branch
  • Bloomfield–Long Branch was 15–22 when they relocated to Asbury Park

Source: [4][5]

Notable players


Notable players in the Atlantic League's only season of 1914 include:[4]


  1. ^ a b "Name Changed to Atlantic League". Asbury Park Press. Asbury Park, New Jersey. March 16, 1914. p. 12. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pawlush, George G. (2001). "The Rise and Fall of the 1914 Atlantic League" (PDF) – via SABR.
  3. ^ "Mayors of the City of Middletown Past to Present". City of Middletown. Retrieved July 14, 2019 – via
  4. ^ a b c d "1914 Atlantic League". Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles (2007). Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (third ed.). Baseball America. p. 253. ISBN 9781932391176.