|Kansas City Blues||79||44||--|
|St. Paul Saints||69||54||10|
|St. Joseph Saints||69||58||12|
|Minneapolis Millers||56||62||20 ½|
|Colorado Springs Millionaires||45||73||31 ½|
BA: Frank Hemphill, Colorado Springs, .332|
Runs: Bill Hartman, Kansas City, 101
Hits: Dakin Miller, Kansas City, 153
HR's: Dave Brain, Saint Paul, 13
Wins: Henry Maupin, Saint Joseph, 31
SO's: Fred Glade, Des Moines, 196
Pct: Bob Ewing, Kansas City, 21-5, .808
Kansas City and Minneapolis are dropped by the American League and they join the Western League for the 1901 season. St. Paul also joins the league as it expands to eight teams.
At the end of the season Thomas Jefferson Hickey tries to split the league into two leagues. The Milwaukee franchise in the American League moves to St. Louis and Mr. Hickey sees the opportunity to form a new minor league. Eventually the American Association is formed and Kansas City, Minneapolis and St Paul move to the new league.
On May 5 1901 Omaha is playing Des Moines. Frank Genins of Omaha struck
out in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch. The catcher does not catch
the ball. It bounces off the the plate, caromed off the catcher's shoulder
and came to rest on the top of the grandstand.
Umpire McDermott surveyed the situation and ruled the ball "out of bounds". This gave Frank Genins the equivalent of a home run. Omaha wins the game when one of their players strikes out in the ninth inning.
Oscar Graham was a Plattsmouth Nebraska native who pitched for Pa's team in 1901 and 1902. He had a 6-10 record in 1901. He also played for Rock Island in the III league in 1901 where he had a 1-8 record.
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