Grand Island wound up in 7th place, 19 games out of first.
First base for Grand Island in 1928 was held down by Williams for 86 games. He averaged .294 for the year.
The dirt at second base was groomed by three different players in 1928. Walker for 38 games (.290 average), Ryarson for 37 games and Parsons , who was a regular at short played second for 29 contests. He averaged .345 in 105 games.
Geist was a regular at third for the Champions in 1928. He averaged .300 for the year.
Short stop was held down by Thomas Parsons . He hit .345 and had 38 doubles to lead the NSL. He was a second team all star.
Catcher Alva "Red" Clarine was named a to the all star second team. The Oxford Nebraska native batted .320 with 19 steals and a .400 on base average.
Alfred "Peewee" Pierpoint was named honorable mention at the catchers position in 1928. He put on the mask for 74 games and played in the garden for 45 games. He averaged .297 for the Champions.
Otto Matulka was a regular in the garden in 1928. He also had a 4-5 record as a pitcher in 18 games. He averaged .333.
Malone was in the outfield for 61 games. He played in a total of 108 games and averaged .311.
Schoovover averaged .403 in 38 gaames.
Grand Island had more than 10 players who played in less than 15 games for them and another group of players who were traded to other NSL clubs during the year.
Harold Wunderwald was named an honorable mention all star in 1928. He was 7-7 in 17 games.
Beauvais was 9-9 in 19 games.
Hyland managed a 4-6 record and averaged .355 at the plate.
© 2004 Bruce Esser
Nebraska Minor League Baseball Home