Nebraska Minor League Baseball

1912 Final Standings
Western League
Name W L % GB
Denver Grizzlies 99 63 .610
St. Joseph Drummers 94 72 .566 7
Omaha Rourkes 92 71 .564 7 1/2
Des Moines Boosters 82 80 .506 17
Lincoln Railsplitters 83 81 .506 17
Sioux City Packers 74 85 .466 23 1/2
Wichita Jobbers 75 89 .458 25
Topeka Jayhawks 51 109 .318 47

BA: Babe Borton, St. Joseph, .364
Runs: Ray Powell, St. Joseph, 139
Hits:Hy Myers, Sioux City, 224
HRs:John Beall, Denver, 18
Wins:Mark Hall, Omaha, 25
SO's:Joe Hagerman, Lincoln, 315
Pct:Harry Hicks, Omaha, .783, 18-5

Z.Z. "Rip" Hagerman was considered to be the leading pitcher for Lincoln in 1912. Zerah Zequiel was a twenty four year old from Lyndon Kansas. He had a brief stint in the majors in 1909 and stuck for three years starting in 1914. The 6' 2" right handed pitcher played in 51 games for Lincoln. He was 23 and 18 for the year and had 315 strikeouts to lead the league.

Omaha Bee September 29, 1912
Arthur Thomason , who swats the flies in W.A. Rourke's center garden during the balmy months, will polish up his musket after the last contest with St. Joseph today and will journey to Liberty, Mo., where after a brief visit with relatives he intends journeying to the outskirts of Liberty in pursuit of chickens and ducks. There has been a great deal of joshing on the Omaha team this summer as to who is the best hunter - Skipper Bill Schipke or Tommy, and each one swears he will show the other up on the first fall trip.
While Skipper has spent about half of his time in the Ozarks, Tommy has also had considerable experience with the shot-filled shells, having hunted for the market for a number of seasons.
Art led the club in 1912 with a .344 average. He had a 20 game stint with Cleveland in 1910.

Harry Hicks was 18-5 for the year.
Mark Hall was 25-9 leading the league. He was 5th in strikeouts and second in walks.

Lincoln Railsplitters 1912

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