Enid Semi Pro Baseball Team

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The Enid Semi Pro Baseball Team from Enid, OK, were sponsored by the Eason Oil Company and originally called the Eason Oilers.

The Oilers won the 1937 national semipro tournament, played in Wichita, KS, beating the Bona Allen Shoemakers in the final. Shortstop Claude Gilchrist was named tournament MVP. The following year the same two teams would make the final again but with the Shoemakers winning.

In 1940 the team changed sponsor to Champlin Oil Refineries and became known as the Champlin Refiners. The Refiners won the 1940 and 1941 national championships, becoming the first team to win back-to-back NBC semipro championships.

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