Metropolitan Baseball Association
c.1938.1947

1938
TEAM W L Pct. G.B.
Bushwicks 54 25 .701 --
Cedarhurst 31 14 .688
Springfield Greys 44 28 .611
Carltons 33 22
Queens Club 23 20 .535
Barton's Nighthawks 20 19 .513
Mount Vernon Scarlets 23 23
Glendale Farmers 41 43
Bay Ridge 26 28 .481
Union City Reds 25 29 .463
Bay Parkway 23 27 .460
West New York 7 6 d.n.f.
Woodside (2-0) became Queens Club in May.
New Hyde Park (1-0) became Nighthawks in April.
West New York team leaves M.B.A. after July 4.
1939
TEAM W L Pct. G.B.
Bushwicks 50 24 .676 --
Bay Parkway 45 26 .634
Union City Reds 33 21 .611
Springfield Greys 43 28 .606
Queens Club 34 24 .586
Barton's Nighthawks 21 21 .500
Cedarhurst 15 21 .417
Mount Vernon Scarlets 17 24 .415
Glendale Farmers 15 22 .405
1940
TEAM W L Pct. G.B.
Mount Vernon Scarlets 38 18 .679 --
Bushwicks 53 26 .671
Cedarhurst 28 17 .622
Queens Club 26 20 .564
Barton's Nighthawks 22 18 .550
Bay Parkway 32 27 .542
Springfield Greys 34 29 .540
Union City Reds 24 28 .462
1941
TEAM W L Pct. G.B.
Barton's Nighthawks 29 16 .6444 --
Bushwicks 47 28 .6438
Queens Club 28 15 .634
Cedarhurst 30 18 .625
Springfield Greys 27 18 .600
Mount Vernon Scarlets 24 16 .600
Union City Reds 27 23 .540
Bay Parkway 25 26 .490
1942
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1943
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1944
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1945
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1946
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1947
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Metropolitan Baseball Association Hospitalization Fund Benefit Games
 Sep. 10, 1938  Dexter Park
Cuban Stars v. House of David
Bushwicks 2 - Metropolitan Baseball Alliance All-Stars 1
 Sep. 9, 1939  Dexter Park
Heinie Zimmerman & Company 4 - Buster Brown's Old-Timers 0
M.B.A. All-Stars v. Bushwicks 5 - M.B.A. All_Stars 2 2,000
 Jul. 18, 1940  Erasmus Field
Baltimore Elite Giants (N.N.L.) 7 - M.B.A. All-Stars 4 2,500
 Jul. 14, 1941  Sherwood Oval
M.B.A. All-Stars 19 - Black Yankees (N.N.L.) 4
 Aug. 22, 1942  Dexter Park
M.B.A. All-Stars 4 - Bushwicks 1
Cuban Stars (N.N.L.) 2 - Black Yankees (N.N.L.) 1
 1943  
 1944  
 1945  
 Sep. 7, 1946  Dexter Park (twilight-night doubleheader)
M.B.A. Stars 5 - House of David 4
M.B.A. Stars 5 - New York Cubans (N.N.L.) 3
 Jun. 24, 1947  Dexter Park
M.B.A. West All-Stars v. M.B.A. East All-Stars, postponed (rain)
 Ju1. 1, 1947  Dexter Park
M.B.A. Western All-Stars 7 - M.B.A. Eastern All-Stars 1
 Jul. 15, 1948  Union City Stadium
Black Yankees (N.N.L.) 5 - M.B.A. All-Stars 1
 Jul. 18, 1949  Queens Park
New York Cubans (N.A.L.) 10 v. M.B.A. All-Stars 8

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Team   Home Field
Barton's Nighthawks   Barton's Stadium, Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park
Bay Parkway   Erasmus Field, Brooklyn
Bay Ridge   Bay Ridge Stadium, Brooklyn
Bushwicks   Dexter Park, Woodhaven, Queens
Carlton's   Catholic Protectory Oval, Throgg's Neck, The Bronx
Cedarhurst   Cedarhurst Stadium, Nassau County
Glendale Farmers   Farmer Stadium, Glendale, Queens
Mount Vernon Scarlets   Memorial Field, Mt. Vernon, Westchester County
Queens Club   Queens Park, Woodside, Queens
Springfield Greys   Sherwood Oval, Springfield Gardens, Queens
Union City Reds   Roosevelt Stadium (Union City), New Jersey
West New York   Miller Stadium, West New York, New Jersey

Notes:
The M.B.A. standings listed every game a team played. These semi-pro teams played independent teams, minor-league all-star teams, Negro League teams, both local and well known teams such as the Pittsburgh Crawfords (with Satchel Paige) that visited; they played barnstorming teams, and teams led by major leaguers, both famous or not. Teams such as the Union City Reds, Mount Vernon Scarlets and the Bushwicks of Brooklyn played many of these higher attendance draws. The Bushwicks were the most well known, playing far more games than the other teams. Games left tied due to darkness, or rained out, might not be made up. Every game played was listed in the standings, the standings were figured out by percentage.

Footnote for 1938 standings:
 Prior to the October 2, 1938 Cedarhurst double-header with the Farmers, the Nassau Review-Star reported that if Cedarhurst won swept the two games, they would clinch the M.B.A. pennant. If not, the Bushwicks had enough games left that they could have a better record (in terms of percentage) than Cedarhurst. Cedarhurst won the first game of a double-header, the 2nd game ended a 0-0 tie ended due to darkness. The next season, the Bushwicks were said to have won. The Bushwicks had two games scheduled the next week. If they won them, they would end up with a .701 percentage passing Cedarhurst's .688. These are unreported in the New York Times, the last game of the World Series was the same day. 

 The Bushwicks were scheduled to play a doubleheader on 10/9/1938. Game one was against Hank Greenberg's All-Stars, the second against the Bay Parkways. Others scheduled for that Sunday were the Farmers against Leo Durocher's Stars at Farmer Stadium, and the Carltons at Mount Vernon. The numbers for three of these teams are therefore off by one. I have given the Bushwicks the two wins, as they were said to have won. More research needs be done.

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