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Seward Statesmen or White Sox

Seward was one of the charter members of the Nebraska State League in 1910. The league was a class "D" league with a salary limit of $900.00 and a player limit of 12 after May 28th. May 14, 1910, opening day in Seward was cold and windy but that did not deter the crowd of almost 600 baseball fans. Seward hosted Red Cloud and won by a score of 7 to 6. The Seward Independent Demorat called the team the "White Sox" while other baseball historians have called them the "Statesmen". Seward finished the year with a 50-62 record, in sixth place.

Seward White Sox 1910

Seward improved to a fourth place finish in 1911. They still did not reach .500 ball finishing with a 53-57 record.

Seward White Sox 1911

The team was a consistent sixth place in 1912, once again finishing in sixth place.

Seward White Sox 1912

A devastating tornado in the spring of 1913 led to the eventual demise of the Seward franchise. 1913 was the last year for minor league professional baseball in Seward. The team moved to Beatrice in the middle of the season.

Seward White Sox 1913


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