West Dixie League
FormerlyDixie League
SportMinor League Baseball
Inaugural season1934
Ceased1935
Replaced byEast Texas League
PresidentJ. Alvin Gardner (1934)
J. Walter Morris (1935)
No. of teams9
CountryUnited States of America
Most titles2
Jacksonville Jax (1934–1935)
ClassificationClass C (1934–1935)
Related
competitions
East Dixie League

'The West Dixie League was an American professional minor league baseball league that operated for two seasons from 1934 to 1935 as a Class C level league.[1]

History

The West Dixie League was created when the Dixie League divided into the East Dixie League and West Dixie League in 1934. Nine cities were represented in the league; one was in Louisiana, and eight were in Texas. The Jacksonville Jax won both league titles. In 1936, the West Dixie League effectively became the East Texas League.

Cities Represented

Standings & Statistics

1934 West Dixie League

schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Jacksonville Jax 83 42 .664 Wally Dashiell
Henderson Oilers 67 58 .536 16.0 Pat Moulton
Longview Cannibals 66 59 .528 17.0 Ray Flaskamper /
Dallas Warren
Tyler Governors 63 62 .504 20.0 Wray Query
Palestine Pals 53 72 .424 30.0 Bobby Goff
Paris Pirates /
Lufkin Lumbermen
43 82 .344 40.0 Wayne Windle

Paris (17–45) moved to Lufkin June 27 at the start of the second half.
Playoffs: None scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fern Bell Tyler BA .373 Linville Watkins Jacksonville W 19
Kerby Farrell Tyler Runs 105 Grady Bassett Tyler SO 178
Tom Pyle Jacksonville Hits 174 Jackie Reid Jacksonville ERA 1.98
John Cummings Jacksonville RBI 131 Jackie Reid Jacksonville PCT .857 12–2
Lou Frierson Paris/Lufkin HR 40

[2]

1935 West Dixie League

schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tyler Trojans 76 54 .585 Wally Dashiell
Palestine Pals 76 56 .576 1.0 Bobby Goff
Longview Cannibals 72 60 .545 5.0 Tex Jeanes
Jacksonville Jax 66 66 .500 11.0 Jimmy Sanders /
Jack Reid
Henderson Oilers 60 70 .462 16.0 Ray Flaskamper
Shreveport Sports /
Gladewater Bears
44 88 .333 33.0 Fred Nicholson /
Neal Rabe

Shreveport (8–28) moved to Gladewater June 4.
Playoffs: Jacksonville 3 games, Palestine 2; Tyler 3 games, Longview 2;
Finals: Jacksonville 3 games, Tyler 0, one tie.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom Pyle Tyler BA .376 Grady Bassett Tyler W 23
Charles Baronovic Tyler Runs 98 Grady Bassett Tyler SO 180
Marshall Mauldin Longview Hits 179 Hugo Klaerner Longview ERA 1.80
Tom Pyle Tyler RBI 106 Jack Lamb Tyler PCT .842 16–3
Merv Connors Palestine HR 29

[2]

References

  1. ^ "West Dixie League (C) Encyclopedia and History". Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  2. ^ a b "West Dixie League - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.