The first Nebraska State League started in 1910 and disbanded in 1915. It was a class "D" league. During this time there were classes "AA", "A", "B", "C" and the lowest class was class "D". There were 43 minor leagues in existance in 1914.
President: Clarence Miles
|Grand Island Islanders||66||46||--|
|Norfolk bought the Fremont franchise in 1914.|
|BA:Jacob Bettman, Hastings Third Citys, .336|
|Runs:Clint Neff, Beatrice, 80|
|Hits:Charles Payne, Grand Island Collegians, 134|
|HRs:Clint Neff, Beatrice, 21|
|Wins:John McDonnell, Beatrice, 21|
|SOs:Dazzy Vance, Hastings, 194|
The Fremont franchise moved to Norfolk in 1914. The franchise flourished
in Norfolk, a strong baseball town.
Fremont never returned to the professional ranks as future iterations of
the Nebraska State League did not include Fremont. Grand Island, Beatrice
and Hastings fought for the title until the final games. Grand Island
made a final surge and finished the season one game ahead of Beatrice.
Dazzy Vance began his career with the Superior Brickmakers in 1912. On September 2nd he pitched a five hitter in the first game of a double header as Superior defeated Columbus 4 to 1. He then pitched the first five innings of the second game getting the win 7 to 4. In 1914 he pitched for the Hastings team and led the Nebraska State League in strikeouts.
Clint Neff started in the Nebraska State League as a catcher with the Seward club in 1910. His best year was 1914. Playing for Beatrice he led the league in runs scored and home runs.
After starting his career in late 1913 Edward William "Glass Arm Eddie" Brown became a regular in 1914 with Superior. He averaged .298 in 113 games. In 1915 the Milligan Nebraska native played for Fairbury until the league collapsed. He played for Mason City, San Antonio and Indianapolis in the minor leagues. he made his major league debut with New York (N) in 1920 and played for three different teams in his seven year major league career.
|Hastings Reds 1914||Norfolk Drummers 1914|
|Kearney Kapitalists 1914||Grand Island Islanders 1914|
|Superior Brickmakers 1914||Beatrice Milkskimmers 1914|
|York Prohibitionists 1914||Columbus Pathfinders 1914|
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