Oregon State League

The Oregon State League was a Class D level minor league baseball league that played in 1904. The Oregon State League featured four teams based in Oregon and Washington. The league permanently folded midway through its first season of play.

Anthracite League
SportMinor League Baseball
Inaugural season1904
CeasedJuly 6, 1904
PresidentUnknown (1904)
No. of teams4
Country United States
Most titles1
Salem Raglans (1904)
ClassificationClass D (1904)

HistoryEdit

The minor league Oregon State League was preceded by semi–pro leagues of the same name.[1][2]

The Oregon State League was formed for the 1904 season as a Class D level minor league. The Oregon State League began play as a four–team league, hosting franchises from Eugene, Oregon (Eugene Blues), Roseburg, Oregon (Roseburg Shamrocks), Salem, Oregon (Salem Raglans) and Vancouver, Washington (Vancouver Soldiers). (Some sources erroneously have the Vancouver Soldiers being from Vancouver, Canada).[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

On May 18, 1904, the Vancouver Soldiers, with a 3–8 record, moved from Vancouver, Washington to Albany, Oregon to become the Albany Rollers. The Oregon State League was not admitted to the National Association until it vacated Vancouver, Washington, which was in the territory of the Portland Browns for the Pacific Coast League.[13][14][15][16][7]

The Oregon State League stopped play on Wednesday, July 6, 1904 when the Eugene and Roseburg franchises both folded. The Oregon State League never returned to minor league play.[7][14][17][18]

1904 TeamsEdit

Team name City represented Ballpark Year
Albany Rollers Albany, Oregon Base Ball Park[19] 1904
Eugene Blues Eugene, Oregon Unknown[20] 1904
Roseburg Shamrocks Roseburg, Oregon River Front Park[21] 1904
Salem Raglans Salem, Oregon Unknown[22] 1904
Vancouver Soldiers Vancouver, Washington Recreation Park[23] 1904

1904 Oregon State League standingsEdit

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Salem Raglans 27 13 .675 - Jack Fay
Eugene Blues 22 19 .537 5.5 Terry McKune / Frank DuShane
Vancouver Soldiers/Albany Rollers 17 24 .415 9.5 Fred Gregory/ E.P. Preble
Roseburg Shamrocks 15 25 .375 12 Turkey Morrow

[14][24]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "News, Western Canada Baseball". www.attheplate.com.
  3. ^ "1904 Oregon State League". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ a b "1904 Eugene Blues Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  5. ^ "1904 Vancouver Soldiers/Albany Rollers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "1904 Salem Raglands Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ a b c "1904 Oregon State League (OSL) on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
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  9. ^ "1904 Oregon State League - SABR Encyclopedia". encyclopedia.sabr.org.
  10. ^ "1904 - SABR Encyclopedia". encyclopedia.sabr.org.
  11. ^ "Vancouver Soldiers - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
  12. ^ "1904 Oregon State League schedule". April 16, 1904. p. 5 – via newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "1904 Vancouver Soldiers/Albany Rollers Roster on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  14. ^ a b c "Oregon State League - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.
  15. ^ "Vancouver Soldiers - BR Bullpen". aws.baseball-reference.com.
  16. ^ Stalwick, Howie. "Baseball Lore, NW Style". Inlander.
  17. ^ "Eugene Blues - BR Bullpen". aws.baseball-reference.com.
  18. ^ "Roseburg Shamrocks - BR Bullpen". aws.baseball-reference.com.
  19. ^ "Base Ball Park in Albany, OR minor league baseball history and teams on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  20. ^ "Unknown in Eugene, OR minor league baseball history and teams on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  21. ^ "Unknown in Roseburg, OR minor league baseball history and teams on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  22. ^ "Unknown in Salem, OR minor league baseball history and teams on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  23. ^ "Recreation Park in Vancouver, BC minor league baseball history and teams on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  24. ^ "1904 Oregon State League (OSL) Standings on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  25. ^ "1904 Roseburg Shamrocks Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.