Nebraska Minor League Baseball
Nebraska State League
Superior Senators 1956-1958

In 1956 the Nebraska State League was resurrected with eight teams. The class "D" league was owned by Major League Baseball and would today be classified as a rookie league.

Superior was the smallest city in the revived Nebraska State League. The team boosters sold 559 season tickets and drew 1,882 fans for their last home game. Overall they drew over 22,000 fans for the year.

Superior played their home games in Brodstone Memorial Park. Built shortly after World War II, the diamond still exists but the stands have been replaced. The diamond was one of three in the league that did not have a grass infield.

Mrs. Arabelle Hanna was the first woman mayor in Nebraska and had the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the 1956 season in Superior. She was elected by 17 votes over the incumbent Mayor Floyd Bryan.

The 1956 Superior Senators finished with a 34-29 record, 5th place in the league. Future Major League All Star Jim Hall was Nebraska League All Star in 1956 with a .385 average.

Charles Ray Baker continued as the Senators manager in 1957. The 1957 Senators wound up in a tie for sixth place 6 ½ out of first. James Kaat made his professional debut with the Senators in 1957.

The last year for the Superior Senators was 1958. The farm team of the lackluster Washington Senators finished in last place. The team drew less than 9.000 fans for the year. The league contracted to 6 teams for 1959 with Superior and Lexington being dropped from the league.

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