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1911-1912 UNBA Offseason

 

Player scouting: (-): No longer a factor (Legacy) Might start on a bad team.

(+): Talented (Influence games)

(++): Exceptional (Change games)

(+++): Elite (Define games)

 

Coach evaluations:

⇑: Great/Legend

⇖: Good/Leader

⇔: Average/Capable

⇙: Inexperienced/Struggling

⇓: Bad/Unlucky

 

Baltimore-Runners-1920s.gif Baltimore Runners                          Team Payroll ($98,133-7th)

Owner: Hendrik Masson, 77 yr (Industrial) 1891-

Manager: Howard Jackson, 48 yr (12th Season BAL) 11yrs M: ⇑

Assistant: Hayden Kole, 47 yr (2nd Season BAL) 1yrs A, 7yrs M: ⇔

Stadium: Woolescroft Ballfield (17,242) 1900-

Star Player(s): Doug Martin (SP) (+++) 27 yr, Ron Wax (LF) (++) 30 yr, Chad Parkin (SP) (++) 26 yr, Tony Oberdorf (RF) (+) 31 yr, Doug Rayfield (CF) (+) 30 yr, Randy Falsyde (3B) (+) 27 yr, Jason Neff (SS) (+) 28 yr, Jeff Gillespie (SP) (-) 35 yr, Collin Lewis (SP) (-) 38 yr

Strength: Solid 3-man pitching rotation.

Weakness: No pitching depth.

Major Transactions:

Oct 14th 1911- Steve Tilton (SP) contract expired

Oct 14th 1911- Louie Holifield (3B) contract expired

Oct 30th 1911- Jason Neff (SS) signs a 3 year contract at $15,900 per season.

Dec 20th 1911- The Indianapolis Stripes trade Doug Martin (SP) & 5 players to Baltimore for Ross Hemus (RF) & 2 players.

Dec 27th 1911- The Milwaukee Kings trade Ron Wax (LF), Tony Oberdorf (RF), and 4 players to Baltimore for 2 players.

 

Boston-Beetles-1920s.gif Boston Beetles                                Team Payroll ($86,118-12th)

Owner: Conall Wolf, 48 yr (Finance) 1900-

Manager: Shawn Davis, 40 yr (11th Season BBE) 10yrs M: ⇓ 1-UNBA, 1-LC

Stadium: Neagle Field (11,171) 1899-

Star Player(s): Rob Shue (P) (+++) 23 yr, Chad Blank (P) (+++) 29 yr, Mark Brunet (P) (+) 25 yr, Austin White (SP) (-) 29 yr

Strength: Elite Pitching rotation.

Weakness: Weak lineup.

Major Transactions:

Oct 22nd 1911- Chad Blank (SP) signs a 7 year contract for $18,400 per season ($128,800 total).

Oct 22nd 1911- Austin White (SP) signs a 4 year contract for $9,200 per season.

 

Boston-Brotherhood-1920s.gif Boston Brotherhood                     Team Payroll ($98,058-8th)

Owner: Thomas Leigh, 67 yr (Business) 1895-

Manager: Donald Fox, 54 yr (10th Season BBR) 9yrs M: ⇑ 3-UNBA, 3-LC

Stadium: Boston Park (15,297) 1888-

Star Player(s): Brian Hockenberry (SS) (++) 28 yr, Rob Freedman (LF) (++) 28 yr, Eric Simpson (SP) 37 yr (++), Derrick Dotson (SP) (+) 33 yr

Strength: Strong core of lineup.

Weakness: Aging rotation.

Major Transactions:

Oct 14th 1911- Brian Hockenberry (SS) resigns with the Brotherhood with a 5 year extension at $18,400 per season.

Oct 22nd 1911- Derrick Dotson signs a 2 year contract for $8,800 per season.

 

Brookyn-Beermen-1910's.gif Brooklyn Beermen                        Team Payroll ($87,272-11th)

Owner: Dwight Rosenfield, 67 yr (Distillery) 1892-

Manager: Daniel Carpenter, 59 yr (3rd Season BRO) 12yr M: ⇖ 1-LC

Assistant: Anthony Gray, 65 yr (1st Season BRO) 0 yrs A, 22 yrs M: ⇙ 1-UNBA, 2-LC

Stadium: Page Field (12,000) 1898-

Star Player(s): Cecil Fraser (2B) (+++) 27 yr, Jim McVay (SP) (++) 32 yr, Bryan Brislin (SP) (+) 28 yr, Gary Thames (SP) (+) 28 yr, Josh Crow (SP) (+) 21 yr, Steve Counsell (SP) (-) 32 yr, Peter Martin (SP) (-) 29 yr

Strength: Solid deep pitching rotation.

Weak: Weak bottom of the lineup.

Major Transactions:       

Oct 14th 1911- Ricky Lewis (LF) contract expires.

Oct 14th 1911- Scot Westacott (1B) contract expires.

Oct 26th 1911- Peter Martin (P) signs a 4 year contract at $6,700 per season.

Jan 4th 1912- Brooklyn hires Anthony Gray (Assistant Manager).

 

Buffalo-Brownstockings-1920s.gif Buffalo Brownstockings                Team Payroll ($63,456-18th)

Owner: Boris Talbott, 46 yr (Talbott Trading Company) 1909-

Manager: Luke Rigney, 47 yr (1st Season BUF) 0 yrs M, 1 yrs A: ⇔

Assistant: Lloyd Flowers, 42 yr (1st Season BUF) prev college 0 yrs A: ⇔

Stadium: The Buffalo Ballpark (12,948) 1902-

Star Player(s): Matthew Woods (SS) (-) 35 yr

Strength: A handful of prospects.

Weakness: Poor lineup and rotation.

Major Transactions:

Oct 15th 1911- Buffalo fires Nelson Butler (Manager).

Feb 1st 1912- Buffalo hires Luke Rigney (Manager).

March 2nd 1912- Buffalo hires Lloyd Flowers (Assistant).

 

Chicago-Crusaders-1920's.gif Chicago Crusaders                       Team Payroll ($98,796-6th)

Owner: Adam Murdock, 53 yrs old (Manufacturing) 1912- (Family 1898-)

Manager: Harry Lowe, 62 yr (16th season CHI) 15yrs M: ⇑

Stadium: Maynard Grounds (16,778) 1894-

Star Player(s): Nat Brane (CF) (++) 31 yr, Toby McFerran (RF) (++) 30 yr, Chad Bell (2B) (++) 28 yr

Strength: Roster filled with experienced players.

Weakness: Pitching rotation lacks depth outside of Mike Olney (P).

Major Transactions:

Sept 19th 1911- The Chicago Crusaders release Mike Olney (SP) after a severe shoulder separation ended his career during the 1911 season.

Nov 1st 1911- The Chicago Crusaders trade 5 players to Manhattan for Chad Bell (2B) & 2 players.

Nov 4th 1911- Tom Murdock, dies at 74 yrs old (Manufacturing) Owner from 1898-1911. Adam Murdock (Son) takes over ownership of the Crusaders.

Dec 15th 1911- The Chicago Crusaders trade Darryl Manna (2B) and 2 players to Pennsylvania for 1 player.

Mar 4th 1912- The Chicago Crusaders release Steve Dyment (3B) 33 yr after only playing in 11 games during the 1911 season.

Chicago-Tribe-1920s.gif Chicago Tribe                                Team Payroll ($107,938-3rd)

Owner: Anthony Wilcox, 54 yr (Steel Baron) 1899-

Manager: Jacob Kennedy, 49 yr (5th Season CHT) 13 yrs M: ⇑

Assistant: Anthony Wilcox, 54 yr (Owner of CHT) 1 yrs A: ⇙

Stadium: Wilcox Ballpark (20,845) 1908-

Star Player(s): Clay Shutt (3B) (+++) 27 yr, Steve Tilton (SP) (+++) 30 yr, Ricky Gibson (1B) (++) 30 yr, Milton Lovell (2B) (++) 25 yr, Jake Stotts (RF) (++) 25 yr, James Velovic (RP) (++) 28 yr, Pat Eisenbraun (SP) (+) 32 yr, Jason Marshall (LF) (+) 27 yr, Shawn Eamigh (SS) (+) 27 yr, Brian Swanston (RP) (+) 35 yr

Strength: Powerful lineup.

Weakness: Few young prospects, need to win now.

Major Transactions:     

Nov 1st 1911- Steve Tilton (SP) signs a 4 year contract at $19,800 per season.

Dec 20th 1911- New York trades Jason Marshall (LF) and 2 players to the Chicago Tribe for 1 player.

 

Cleveland-Grizzlies-1920's.gif Cleveland Grizzlies                        Team Payroll ($95,658-9th)

Owner: Gary Beck, 52 yr (Oil Stocks) 1912-

Manager: Jeff Burrell, 45 yr (1st Season CLE) 0yrs M: ⇔

Assistant: James Piper, 38 yr (1st Season CLE) 0yrs A: ⇙

Stadium: Hanstead Ballpark (10,568) 1892-

Star Player(s): Mark Westlund (LF) (+) 33 yr, Scot Westacott (1B) (+) 29 yr

Strength: Veteran leadership.

Weakness: Inexperienced players will fill out rotation and lineup.

Major Transactions:

Oct 28th 1911- The Cleveland Grizzlies are sold to Gary Beck for $310,020 after seven consecutive seasons losing money, totalling over $58,000 in losses for their previous owner Cole Martin.

Oct 29th 1911- Cleveland fires Anthony Gray (Manager).

Nov 3rd 1911- Cleveland hires Jeff Burrell (Manager).

Nov 6th 1911- Scot Westacott (1B) signs a 3 year contract at $13,100 per season.

January 20th 1912- Cleveland hires James Piper (Assistant).

 

Detroit-Titans-1920s.gif Detroit Titans                                Team Payroll ($73-662-15th)

Owner: Franklyn Castle, 55 yr (Automotive industry) 1895-

Manager: Travis Price, 36 yr (9th Season DET) 8yrs M: ⇖

Assistant: Dan Pham, 31 yr (1st Season) 0yrs A: ⇙

Stadium: Napier Coliseum (12,507) 1900-

Star Player(s): Justin Barnes (SP) (++) 28 yr, Scott Close (RF) (+) 26 yr, Aaron Meer (SP) (+) 22 yr, Steve Dyment (3B) (-) 33 yr

Strength: Young solid top of pitching rotation.

Weakness: Poor lineup.

Major Transactions:

Dec 2nd 1911- New York trades 7 players to Detroit for Rob Cinnamond (LF).

Dec 14th 1911- Detroit hires Dan Pham (Assistant).

May 6th 1912- Steve Dyment signs a 1 year contract for $1,100.

 

Illinois-Packers-1920s.gif Illinois Packers                                Team Payroll ($84,708-13th)

Owner: Matthew Gardner, 58 yr (Goods packaging) 1897-

Manager: Aaron Barbuto, 36 yr (3rd Season ILL) 2 yrs M: ⇖ 1-UNBA, 1-LC, 1-MVM Award

Assistant: Harrold Robbins, 44 yr (1st Season ILL) 0 yrs A, 6yrs M: ⇙

Stadium: Chicago Park (15,693) 1898-

Star Player(s): Erik Kingsmore (SP) (+++) 30 yr, Kevin Dixon (RF) (++) 24 yr, Will Condon (LF) (+) 27 yr, Todd Corr (3B) (+) 34 yr, Brian Littman (SP)

(+) 26 yr, Chuck White (SP) (+) 31 yr

Strength: Returning entire championship winning pitching rotation.

Weakness: No depth for lineup.

Major Transactions:

Oct 14th 1911- Ron Wax contract expires.

Oct 14th 1911- Alex Bailey contract expires.

Oct 22nd 1911- Will Condon (LF) signs a 7 year contract at $13,900 per season.

Feb 4th 1912- Illinois hires Harrold Robbins (Assistant).

 

Indianapolis-Stripes-1920s.gif Indianapolis Stripes                       Team Payroll ($109,365-2nd)

Owner: Barry Leonard 48 yr (Business) 1905-

Manager: Donald Butler, 42 yr (8th Season IND) 7yrs M: ⇑ 1-LC

Stadium: The People’s Park (15,283) 1911-

Star Player(s): Bradley Trinidad (LF) (++) 27 yr, Greg Hammer (3B) (++) 26 yr, Ross Hemus (RF) (++) 30 yr, Alex Bailey (3B) (+) 35 yr, Frank Vittinghoff (CF) (+) 34 yr, Jesse Thomas (SP) (+) 29 yr

Strength: Capable, deep lineup.

Weakness: Inconsistent pitching rotation.

Major Transactions:

Oct 27th 1911- Frank Vittinghoff signs a 2 year contract at $5,700 per season.

Dec 20th 1911- The Indianapolis Stripes trade Doug Martin (SP) & 5 players to Baltimore for Ross Hemus (RF) & 2 players.

 

Manhattan-Thunder-Logo.gif Manhattan Thunder                        Team Payroll ($99,002-5th)

Owner: Brendon Fletcher, 69 yr (Architecture) 1894-

Manager: Delbert Webber, 51 yr (2nd year MAN) 6yrs M: ⇖

Assistant: Marc Tynie, 41 yr (1st Season MAN) 0 yrs A: ⇙

Stadium: Kenney Grounds (15,920) 1895-

Star Player(s): Jeremy Say (LF) (+++) 27 yr, Dexter Morris (RP) (+) 22 yr, Jay Cody (3B) (+) 30 yr, Todd Towse (RF) (+) 30 yr, Chris Kanter (SP) (+) 28 yr

Strength: Strong core of lineup.

Weakness: Unproven pitching rotation.

Major Transactions:

Apr 9th 1912- Manhattan hires Marc Tynie (Assistant).

 

Milwaukee-Kings-1920s.gif Milwaukee Kings                             Team Payroll ($68,678-17th)

Owner: Martin Siegel, 47 yr (Siegel Mining Inc.) 1898-

Manager: Darrel Nash, 53 yr (1st season MIL) prev high-school 0 yrs M: ⇙

Stadium: Huckaby Bowl (17,701) 1899-

Star Player(s): Eric Geist (SS) (++) 25 yr

Strength: A couple young prospects in lineup.

Weakness: Sketchy pitching rotation.

Major Transactions:  

Oct 14th 1911- Charlie Guerry (3B) contract expired.

Oct 19th 1911- Ron Wax signs a 2 year contract at $10,800 per season.

Nov 1st 1911- Milwaukee fires Harrold Robbins (Manager).

Dec 5th 1911- Milwaukee hires Darrel Nash (Manager).

Dec 27th 1911- The Milwaukee Kings trade Ron Wax (LF), Tony Oberdorf (RF), and 4 players to Baltimore for 2 players.

 

New-York-Militia-1920's.gif New York Militia                              Team Payroll ($166,734-1st)

Owner: George Fanning, 83 yr (International trade) 1880-

Manager: Roger Johnstone, 44 yr (5th Season NY) 5yrs M: ⇑ 1-UNBA, 1-LC

Assistant: Nelson Butler, 49 yr (1st Season NY) 0 yrs A, 3 yrs M: ⇓

Stadium: Queens’ Ballpark (41,277) 1905-

Star Player(s): Phil Scrimshawe (2B) (+++) 30 yr, Drew Krull (P) (+++) 32 yr, Joe Timney (RF) (+++) 28 yr, Ty McLaren (SS) (+++) 26 yr, Rob Cinnamond (LF) (++) 25 yr, John Koons (1B) (++) 31 yr, Vince Cook (SP) (+) 26 yr, Darren McNeice (SP) (+) 31 yr, Tim Alister (SP) (-) 36 yr

Strength: Overwhelming lineup.

Weakness: Lack of pitching depth.

Major Transactions:

Dec 2nd 1911- New York trades 7 players to Detroit for Rob Cinnamond (LF).

Dec 20th 1911- New York trades Jason Marshall (LF) and 2 players to the Chicago Tribe for 1 player.

Feb 2nd 1912- New York hires Nelson Butler (Assistant).

May 8th 1912- Tim Alister (SP) signs a 1 year contract for $650.

 

Ohio-Royals-1920s.gif Ohio Royals                                Team Payroll ($51,229-20th)

Owner: Vinny Merrick, 60 yr (Banking) 1890-

Manager: Bobby Wright, 62 yr (1st Season OHI) 11yrs M, 1 yrs A: ⇖

Stadium: Cincinnati Ballfield (7,559) 1890-

Star Player(s): None

Strength: A few decent pitchers

Weakness: Poor lineup

Major Transactions:

April 26th 1912- Ohio fires Geoffrey Kirkwood (Manager).

May 14th 1912- Ohio hires Bobby Wright (Manager).

 

Pennsylvania-Scarlets-1950's.gif Pennsylvania Scarlets                   Team Payroll ($99,498-4th)

Owner: Clayton Hardy, 73 yr (Business) 1884-

Manager: Wilson Hampton, 30 yr (7th season PEN) 6yrs M: ⇔

Assistant: Leland Bennett, 66 yr (2nd season PEN) 1 yrs A, 3yrs M: ⇓

Stadium: Penn Central Stadium (15,586) 1905-

Star Player(s): Brian Bartholomew (P) (++) 28 yr, Josh Larsen (P) (+) 31 yr, Keith Kent (LF) (+) 28 yr, Jamie Spry (CF) (+) 28 yr, Jim MacColl (SP) (+) 34 yr, Darryl Manna (2B) (-) 34 yr

Strength: Deep pitching rotation.

Weakness: Poor bottom of lineup.

Major Transactions:

Dec 4th 1911- Pennsylvania trades Dexter Swynford (2B) and 2 players to St Louis for 1 player.

Mar 3rd 1912- Pennsylvania trades 5 players to Washington DC for Jamie Spry (CF) and 1 player.

 

Philadelphia-Boomers-1920s.gif Philadelphia Boomers                   Team Payroll ($73,828-14th)

Owner: Marwin Ezekias, 63 yr (Coal mine) 1901-

Manager: Darryl Parton, 49 yr (6th season PHI) 5yrs M: ⇑ 1-UNBA, 2-LC

Stadium: Boomers Field (21,845) 1901-

Star Player(s): James Helmuth (1B) (+) 30 yr, Pete Thompson (SS) (+) 35 yr

Strength: Comprised of experienced veterans

Weakness: Weak bottom half of lineup

Major Transactions:

Oct 14th 1911- Derrick Dotson (SP) contract expires  

 

Pittsburgh-Panthers-1920s.gif Pittsburgh Panthers                   Team Payroll ($56,056-19th)

Owner: Allen Parks, 69 yr (Iron & Steel industry) 1892-

Manager: Gary Aiken, 41 yr (2nd season PIT) 1 yrs M: ⇔

Stadium: Pittsburgh Coliseum (16,313) 1896-

Star Player(s): Ty Michelle (SP) (+) 26 yr, Mark Brown (2B) (+) 32 yr

Strength: Several prospects for lineup.

Weakness: Poor lineup.

Major Transactions:

March 2nd 1912- The Pittsburgh Panthers release Tim Alister (SP).

May 10th 1912- Josh Zimmerman (CF) retires at age 37 after playing 13 seasons of Major League Baseball. His .445 OBP is the highest of any retired baseball player.

 

St-Louis-Steamers-1950.gif St Louis Steamers                       Team Payroll ($87-955-10th)

Owner: Abraham Wendell, 71 yr (Freight transportation) 1886-

Manager: Kris Maynard, 60 yr (16th season STL) 15yrs M: ⇑ 3-UNBA, 5-LC

Stadium: The St Louis Stadium (20,490) 1901-

Star Player(s): Dexter Swynford (2B) (+) 30 yr, Martin Lindgren (1B) (+) 29 yr, Ed Sheridan (P) (-) 24 yr

Strength: Experienced rotation.

Weakness: Ed Sheridan and the rotation cannot repeat last season.

Major Transactions:  

Dec 4th 1911- Pennsylvania trades Dexter Swynford (2B) and 2 players to St Louis for 1 player.

 

Washington-DC-1910s.gif Washington D.C. Executives         Team Payroll ($73,117-16th)

Owner: Craig Walton, 64 yr (Business) 1894-

Manager: Anthony Morris, 41 yr (7th season DC) 6yrs M: ⇔ 1-LC

Assistant: Ben Randall, 35 yr (1st season DC) 0 yrs A: ⇙

Stadium: Housley Bowl (16,476) 1895-

Star Player(s): Ricky Lewis (LF) (+) 31 yr, Jamie Spry (CF) (+) 28 yr, Charlie Guerry (3B) (-) 34 yr

Strength: Few pitching prospects.

Weakness: Poor lineup.

Major Transactions:

Oct 14th 1911- Chad Blank (SP) contract expires.

Jan 5th 1912- Washington DC hires Ben Randall (Assistant).

Mar 3rd 1912- Pennsylvania trades 5 players to Washington DC for Jamie Spry (CF) and 1 player.

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#4. St Louis Steamers

One of the few logos that I free handed (Most logos are modified from an initial clip-art piece I find to my liking). The St Louis Steamers logo shield is simple, but yet is a look that I foresee the team carrying for decades to come. The team's uniforms are perfect for the time period. The more I look at this team, I begin to think I have misplaced them, they could easily be my #2 favorite logo and uniform. A classic look for a championship winning ballclub.

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#5. Boston Beetles

The Boston Beetles are one of my favorite mascot nicknames (The original name generation produced some unique names like 'Boomers', 'Beermen' and 'Beetles', but I have grown to appreciate these nicknames as the MLB also has franchises with unique names). The Boston Beetles have often found themselves playing second fiddle to the Boston Brotherhood. In attempts to distance themselves the Beetles strive to be a more 'hip' team with a unique look that is recognizable across the league. Though the Boston Beetles have been struggling in recent years, their logo and uniforms are some of the nicest in the league.

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#6. Detroit Titans

One of the more easily recognizable logos in the league. The Detroit Titans simple logo will be a part of their look for the foreseeable future. The Titans wear a rather plain striped uniform, with splashes of bright blue from their socks and ballcap. The club aims for a traditional look and nails it with their solid logo and uniform.

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My guess is the Brotherhood win out as the only team in Boston and the Beetles move. That'd be a shame though as the Beetles have always been one of my favorites. Hope if they relocate they keep the nickname. Can't wait to see what happens.

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#7. Baltimore Runners

The Baltimore Runners appear in the rankings at the #7 spot, with a traditional logo and uniform. The classic winged feet logo boosts them to a higher finish in the rankings. The thin orange 'suspender' striping on the uniforms is unique to the Baltimore Runners and adds a touch of color and character to the gray and black that comprises the rest of their uniform.

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#8. New York Militia

The New York Militia changed their primary logo prior to the 1911 season. While this offseason they modified their uniforms, and are planning on sporting an extravagant golden yellow shirt on the road. Their latest uniform and logo are some of the most modern (for 1912) designs in the league and earned the Militia the 8th spot in our countdown.

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#9. Boston Brotherhood

The Boston Brotherhood comes in 9th on this list. Since the ballclub's founding in 1892- the Brotherhood have worn two colored uniforms, mixing them up for both home and away games. White pants are a rarity in baseball during this time period and each Brotherhood player gets several white pants at the start of the season so they can maintain their clean white look throughout the year. After winning three straight UNBA World Championships (1904-1906) the Brotherhood have amassed a dedicated fan base that spreads beyond just the New England area. If one was to look long enough they could find Brotherhood colors flying on a summer evening, even in New York City.

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#10. Brooklyn Beermen

The Brooklyn Beermen round out the Top 10. Brooklyn is defined by a simple logo that looks to stand the test of time. The uniforms are unique, but their weird undershirt coloring (Owner wants the color of beer to be incorporated) affects the team's ranking as they are positioned in the middle, finishing 10th out of 20 teams in the UNBA.

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#11. Indianapolis Stripes

The Indianapolis Stripes have a unique look that sets them apart from most of the league, though I am not necessarily a huge fan of their look I can appreciate the incorporation of stripes into the logo shield beyond just the uniform.

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#12. Illinois Packers

The Illinois Packers have climbed up from the bottom portion of the rankings with their recent change of primary logo. The transition from a shield that was uninspiring, to a simple outline that resonates with the Packers name, helps to boost Illinois to a 12th place finish in the rankings.

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#13. Buffalo Brownstockings

Now the rankings are entering a section comprised of the more boring uniform and logo designs in the UNBA. The Buffalo Brownstockings plain white and grey home uniforms force the emphasis to be placed on their brown 'stockings', but brown is rather underwhelming as a primary team colour which helps to cement the Brownstockings' 13th place finish.

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#14. Pennsylvania Scarlets

Another more boring uniform design, the Pennsylvania Scarlets. Neither ugly or pretty, the team's nickname 'scarlet' is present in the uniforms and logo. Without a primary logo, the Pennsylvania Scarlets need something to 'pop' in their uniform design to help them climb higher in the rankings, as it stands they find themselves in the 14th spot.

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#15. Cleveland Grizzlies

The Cleveland Grizzlies boring grey and white uniforms gets them a 15th place finish. Not ugly, just boring. The fans of Cleveland deserve a little more colour to view when they come to a Grizzlies' ball game.

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#16. Chicago Crusaders

The Chicago Crusaders round out the boring uniforms with their 16th place finish. Though certain aspects of their logo shield could have merited a higher ranking, the plainest uniforms in the league hurt their placement. With only the slightest difference in the shade of grey between their home and away uniforms, the Crusaders could probably get away with wearing the same uniform on the road and at home.

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#17-#20 They Need Help

 

(**)  Suggestions are encouraged (Keep in mind that this is 1912) (**)

 

#17. Washington D.C. Executives

The logo shield for the Washington DC Executives just doesn't seem to fit the time period, it looks reasonably nice just seems off for the era. The Their uniforms are rather ugly and help drag this team down to a 17th place finish.

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#18. Pittsburgh Panthers

I personally kind of like the panther's uniforms, they are rather plain but fit the time period well. I would have ranked them 3-5 spots higher if their logo shield was better. In my opinion, it just looks tacky. The Panther's want a unique look, but for now, this is not cutting it.

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#19. Milwaukee Kings

The ugliest primary logo and very plain logo shield help to drop the Milwaukee Kings to a 19th place finish. I think their uniforms are fine, but they need a new primary logo and redesigned logo shield.

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#20 Manhattan Thunder

 

The Ugliest uniforms and the weirdest logo shield are the recipes for a dead last finish in these rankings. The Manhattan ownership is looking to redesign the teams look before the 1913 season. The only thing that I really want to maintain is the wings incorporated into the logo.

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Quickest fix for any of these is Milwaukee. Replace the "MK" with a crown.

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1 hour ago, Dan O'Mac said:

Quickest fix for any of these is Milwaukee. Replace the "MK" with a crown.

Threw this together. Probably too modern though. Trying not to have it look like the Ohio Royals.

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I think it'll be fine if you remove the MK.

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