North Platte was a first division club in 1928 as they finished 64 and 57 in 1928.
They were second in the league in attendance with over 14,000 fans during the season.
Walter Seelman was an honorable mention all star and held down first base for the year. He averaged .328 while playing in 121 games.
Second base was held down by Pizer. He averaged .263 in 11 games.
Third base for North Platte was handled by Elmer Peters. The Belleville Illinois native was named to the all star team and was in the top 10 in seven different offensive categories.
Sundstrom was a regular at shortstop. He averaged .320 for the season.
Behind the plate in 1928 was Walter B. "Pepper" Clark He batted .355 for the season which was third best in the league. He was a first team all star selection. The Spalding Guide lists him as being in the outfield for 99 games and at catcher for 99 games and playing in 112 total games.
Johnny Jones played for both North Platte and Fairbury during the year. He was named an honorable mention all star.
Benny Hyland played for both North Platte and Grand Island during the year. He was named an honorable mention all star.
Cookson played 108 games in the outfield for North Platte. He averaged .349 for the year.
Joe Smith was a first team all star selection for 1928. The Frankfort Kansas native was 16-15 for the season. He pitched a seven inning no hitter on July 29th.
Grant Kronquest was named an honorable mention all star for North Platte. He was 14-4 in 23 games.
Gleason was 7-8 in 21 appearances.
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