United States League

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The United States League played for part of one year (1912). The outlaw league did not sign up with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and was not classified. The league adopted a schedule running from May 1 to September 28. Due to numerous team withdrawals, the league ceased operations on June 24. William Whitman was league president, and Deacon Phillippe was the manager of the Pittsburgh entry. Jack O'Connor managed the Cleveland team.

It is generally considered to be the ancestor of the Federal League, as the minor league of that name rose from the ashes of the United States League in 1913, and then became the third major league in 1914 and 1915 before collapsing.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams & Statistics[edit]

President: William A. Whitman/Marshall Henderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Pittsburgh Filipinos 27 17 .614 - Deacon Phillippe
Richmond Rebels 21 14 .600 1.5 Alfred Newman
Chicago Green Sox 17 15 .531 4 Bert Keeley
Cincinnati Pippins 14 13 .519 4.5 James Barton
Reading % 12 12 .500 NA Leo Groom
Washington Senators $ 6 8 .429 NA George Brown/Kid Carsay
Cleveland Forest City @ 8 13 .381 NA Jack O'Connor
New York Knickerbockers # 2 15 .118 NA William Jordan

# New York disbanded May 26
$ Washington disbanded May 27
@ Cleveland played its last game June 1
% Reading disbanded June 6
The league disbanded June 24

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hutton Chicago BA .417 Bill Taylor Richmond W 9
Herman Walters Chicago Runs 42 G. Rapp Pittsburgh W 9
James Brown Pittsburgh Hits 54 Bill Taylor Richmond SO 85
Herman McFarland Richmond HR 8 Bill Taylor Richmond PCT .750 9-3
G. Rapp Pittsburgh PCT .750 9-3


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