Arkansas State League (1894)

The Arkansas State League, also known as the Southwestern League was a minor baseball league that operated in Arkansas in 1894.


The league was originally composed of Little Hock, Camden, Fort Smith, and Hot Springs1. Morrilton joined the league when Fort Smith dropped out just before the opening of the league.Miles A. Stone, professor at Little Rock Commercial College, was elected league president and Milton Vaughan secretary-treasurer.

League play began on May 30th and lasted only about a month before the Hot Springs and Camden clubs dropped out, forcing the league to fold.


Little Rock Rosebuds 12-3*Miles A. StoneWest End Park
Morrilton Cotton Pickers 5-4*Jim Massey
Camden Yellow Hammers/Rainmakers6-8*J.W. Brown Jr.
Hot Springs Bathers 3-9*Len GilesWhittington Park

*Incomplete record.


5/30/18942Little Rock, ARLittle Rock21Camden4
5/31/18943 Little Rock Camden
6/1/18943 Little Rock Camden
6/4/18943 Camden Little Rock
6/5/18943 Camden Little Rock
6/6/18943 Little Rock Camden
6/7/18944Hot Springs, ARLittle Rock Hot Springs
6/7/18943Camden, ARMorrilton Camden
6/8/18943Hot Springs, AR Little Rock Hot Springs
6/9/18943Hot Springs, AR Little Rock7Hot Springs6
6/9/18943Camden, AR Camden13Morrilton4
6/11/18945Forfeit @ HSHot Springs9Camden0
6/11/18943Little Rock, AR Little Rock Morrilton
6/12/18943Little Rock, AR Morrilton Little Rock
6/13/18943Little Rock, AR Little Rock Morrilton
6/13/18943Hot Springs, AR Hot Springs Camden
6/?/18945Hot Springs, ARCamden Hot Springs
6/14/18943Little Rock, AR Little Rock Hot Springs
6/15/18953Little Rock, AR Little Rock Hot Springs
6/16/18943Little Rock, AR Little Rock Hot Springs
6/16/18943 Morrilton Camden
6/20/18943Hot Springs, AR Morrilton Hot Springs0
6/22/18943Hot Springs, AR Morrilton Hot Springs
6/23/18943 Camden Little Rock
6/23/18943 Camden Little Rock
6/23/18943Hot Springs, AR Hot Springs Morrilton

1. Sporting Life, 5/26/1894
2. Chicago Tribune, 5/31/1894 p.12
3. Estimated date based on the Arkansas Gazette Index, assuming that games were played the day before they were reported.
4. The Sporting News,6/16/1894, p.2
5. The Sporting News,6/23/1894, p.2