Deadball Era New Jersey minor league teams
Prior to the exodus of the 1960's, '70's, and early '80's (which temporarily left the state with no professional teams), a number of minor league teams made their home in the Garden State. I am posting here photos of the teams and a few individual players from the Deadball Era (pre-1920).
1888 Jersey City Skeeters
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1896 Paterson Silk Weavers
1896 Paterson w Honus Wagner.jpg
Honus Wagner is in the back row, third from the left.
1897 Paterson Silk Weavers
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Honus Wagner is in the back row, second from the right.
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1903 Jersey City player Moose McCormick
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1904 (left to right) Newark Sailors, Jersey City Skeeters, Paterson Intruders
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1905 Jersey City Skeeters and Newark Sailors
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1906 Jersey City player Lew Moren + 1906 Paterson Intruders + 1907 Trenton Tigers
1906 JC Lew Moren.jpg1906 Paterson.jpg1907 Trenton.jpg
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1907 Jersey City Skeeters
1907 Jersey City composite.jpeg
Players Lake and Whiting in this composite have been misidentified as each other. See the next post for the solo portrait of Joe Lake and another composite using the same photos, but with the IDs reversed.
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1907 Jersey City player Joe Lake and team photo
1907 Joe Lake JC.jpg1907 Jersey City 2.jpg
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1908 Newark Indians (above), Jersey City Skeeters and Trenton Tigers (below)
1908 Newark.jpg1908 Newark 2.jpg
1908 Jersey City.jpg1908 Trenton.jpg
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1909 Jersey City players Ike Butler and Russ Ford
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1909 Newark Indians
Hall-of-Famer Joe McGinnity (center) was the player-manager.
1909 Newark 2.jpg
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1910 Jersey City Skeeters, Newark Indians, and Trenton Tigers
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Newark had two Hall-of-Fame pitchers in 1910, Manager Joe McGinnity (lower right) and Rube Waddell (center).
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1910 Newark Indians postcard
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1910 Newark player Sport McAllister
1910 Newark Sport McAllister_Page_1.jpg
McAllister had played on the dreadful 1899 Cleveland Spiders and other major league teams between 1896 and 1903, and then continued in the minors through the 1915 season.
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1911 Jersey City players Rube Kisinger (left), Dick Breen (center), and Elijah Jones (right)
1911 Rube Kisinger JC.jpg1912 JC Dick Breen.jpg1911 JC Elijah Jones.jpg
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1911 Newark player Jack Dalton
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1912 Atlantic City*, Jersey City Skeeters, and Newark Indians
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The Atlantic City team began the season as the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Lanks, and then moved to the Jersey Shore.