Nebraska Minor League Baseball
Nebraska State League
All Star Team 1928

Position Name Team Notes
Catcher Walter B. "Pepper" Clark North Platte His .355 average was third best in the league.
Otto Cholcher Lincoln The "Deshler Dutchman" from Deshler Nebraska.
Pitcher Ernest Krenk Lincoln 20-5 record in 29 games
Led the league with a 2.57 ERA.
Joe Wilman York 19-8 record in 32 games.
League best 164 strikeouts.
Harlan Pyle McCook 20-9 record in 32 games.
From Liberty Nebraska
completed 24 of 27 games started and pitched two double header wins.
Jack Ellison Beatrice 15-8 record in 31 games
Joe Smith North Platte 16-15 in 37 games
Hurled a 7 inning no hitter July 29th
First Base Victor Schiell McCook Top 5 in eight offensive categories.
Second Base Tony H. Ragno Norfolk
Third Base Elmer Peters North Platte Top 10 in seven offensive categories.
Short Stop Old Ivan "Ike" Olk Norfolk From Cornela Nebraska, top 10 in steals and walks.
Outfield John Stoneham (aka Seaman) McCook Led league in average .396 and on base % .454.
Harold "Spud" Owens Beatrice Hometown: Liberty MO,
led league in steals, second in runs
Vernon Young Fairbury
Manager Elmer "Doc" Bennett McCook

Second Team
Catcher Alva "Red" Clarine Grand Island Oxford Nebraska native.
.390 average
Ed Bodie York Denver native batted .337.
Pitcher Leslie Barnhart McCook 10-11 record in 24 games.
Had 7.8 k's per 9 innings pitched.
Dean Beckwith York 17-19 in 40 games
Started 35 games, pitched 271 innings.
Chester Gants Fairbury 15-14 in 37 games
Arthur K. "Don McDonald" Beatrice Hometown: Kansas City Kansas
9-8 in 133 innings with a 4.13 ERA.
Joe Tomsik Norfolk 14-10 in 32 games with a 4.36 ERA
First Base Jack "Cowboy" Smith Norfolk From Cincinnati, .304 average with 8 home runs.
Second Base Chester Titus Fairbury Arrived on July 5th. Hit 16 home runs in 76 games.
Hit .323 and had 13 steals.
Third Base George "Pie" Anderson McCook
Short Stop Thomas Parsons Grand Island Hit .345.
Outfield Ed "Bus" Taylor Lincoln 3rd in league with 40 SBs
2nd in BB (77)
2nd in on base average .422
Edward Lass Fairbury Hit .328 with 10 home runs and 16 steals.
Frank "Moose" Rabuse Beatrice Hometown: Kansas City Kansas
Fourth with 15 home runs, .324 average.
Manager Art Rasmussen York

Herbert Pember, who led the league in runs and hits
was named honorable mention by the managers.
Other honorable mention:
CATCHERS - Alfred "Peewee" Pierpoint, Grand Island; Everett Corrick, Fairbury; Fred Edwards, Beatrice.
FIRST BASE - Hal Brokaw, Beatrice; Walter Gallet, Fairbury; Walter Seelman, North Platte; Harold Cholcher, Lincoln.
SECOND BASE - Herb Pember, McCook; Harold Gradoville, Lincoln.
SHORTSTOP - Roy Tarr, McCook; Bob Browne, Lincoln; Bryan Young, Fairbury, Al Gembler, York.
THIRD BASE - Hugh Graham, Beatrice; Harold Davison, Lincoln
OUTFIELD - Ernest Baltzell, Lincoln; Jack Doupnik, McCook; Maurice Casselman, McCook; Walter Cookson, North Platte; Otto Matulka, Grand Island; Eddie LeClaire, Beatrice; Samuel Steele, Fairbury; Johnny Jones, North Platte-Fairbury; Benny Hyland, North Platte-Grand Island.
PITCHERS - James McKendrick, Lincoln; Harold Wunderwald, Grand Island; Grant Kronquest, North Platte; Clifford Spickerman, Lincoln; Glen Dacus, Norfolk; Harold Burkhart, Fairbury; Howard Irvin, Lincoln.

Thanks go to Brent Cobb. He provided numerous corrections to my early newspaper report on the all star team. He also provided much of the anecdotal information on the players in the NSL for 1928. His persistent and patient research is much appreciated.


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