Webb City took second in the 1912 Trolley League standingss. This picture was taken two months before the championship game with victorious Carterville. Unfortunately, no names are provided.

This photo was taken on the last day of 1913 season. (Is the lady in black noting the score?(CONTRIBUTED BY ANNE GILLIAM)

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From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Carterville beat Webb City to claim the complicated 1912 Trolley League championship

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

The championship game of the Trolley League was played on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1912, at Lakeside Park.

It put an end to a complicated season, during which the pennant was exchanged a couple of times.

The Carterville team had been offered the pennant by default because the Carthage team refusing to follow league orders to replay a game with Webb City.

Carterville declined the pennant by forfeiture, and the Webb City team claimed it as a result of having defeated the E-M-F team of Joplin and the Pittsburg (Kan.) Pirates, both of which had defeated the Carterville team.

It was decided a final game would decide the championship and as a result, Carterville overcame Webb City by a score of 6 to 2, winning the 1912 pennant.

The Trolley League was composed of teams from Joplin, Webb City, Carterville and Carthage. This league also played against other area teams with colorful names such as the Granby Miners, Oronogo (Blues, Reds and Browns), Carthage Stone Cutters, Joplin Studebakers, Spring City Spaders and the Sarcoxie Berry Pickers.

Lineup for the championship game.

Carterville – Lucus, catcher; Shepard, pitcher; Gray, first base; Bullock, second base; Dodson, shortstop; Wilson, third base; Warren, left field; Smallen, center field; Crow, right field.  Burke and Abrams, substitutes.

Webb City – Cisco, catcher; Moffet, Farrell and Smith, pitchers; Hutcheson, first base; Porrl, second base; Spencer, shortstop; Craig, third base; Pennel, left field; Holt, center field; Barbee, right field.


Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Geadalogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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