Records of Professional Baseball Teams that have played in Newark, New Jersey

Major League baseball in Newark

League         Year  Team           Record  Standing
Federal League 1915  Newark Peppers 80-72   5th Place

Minor League baseball in Newark

Class League               Year  Team (affiliate)      Record  Standing 
      Eastern League       1884  Newark Domestics      40-43   3rd
      Eastern League       1885  Newark Domestics      42-49   4th
      Eastern League       1886  Newark Little Giants  68-26   1st
 (A)  International Assoc. 1887  Newark Sailors        59-39   4th
      Central League       1888  Newark Trunkmakers    83-23   1st  [aka Newark Little Giants]
      Atlantic Association 1889  Newark Little Giants  54-40   2nd
      Atlantic Association 1890  Newark Little Giants  60-61   3rd
 (A)  Atlantic League      1896  Newark Colts          82-61   1st (not in playoffs)
 (A)  Atlantic League      1897  Newark Colts          89-52   2nd
 (B)  Atlantic League      1898  Newark Colts          58-71   6th
 (A)  Atlantic League      1899  Newark Colts          42-54   6th, last
 (A)  Atlantic League      1900  Newark Colts           8-12   Disbanded 6/2
 (A)  Eastern League       1902  Newark Sailors        39-98   8th,last
 (A)  Eastern League       1903  Newark Sailors        73-63   5th
 (A)  Eastern League       1904  Newark Sailors        77-59   4th
 (A)  Eastern League       1905  Newark Sailors        69-62   4th
 (A)  Eastern League       1906  Newark Sailors        66-71   5th
 (A)  Eastern League       1907  Newark Sailors        67-66   4th
 (A)  Eastern League       1908  Newark Indians        79-58   3rd
 (A)  Eastern League       1909  Newark Indians        86-67   2nd Mgr.-Joe McGinnity 29 wins, 195 SO's
 (A)  Eastern League       1910  Newark Indians        88-66   2nd Mgr.-Joe McGinnity 30 wins
 (A)  Eastern League       1911  Newark Indians        57-95   7th Mgr.-Joe McGinnity
 AA   International League 1912  Newark Indians        80-72   3rd Same league, name change.
 AA   International League 1913  Newark Indians        95-57   1st
 AA   International League 1914  Newark Indians        73-77   5th
  D   Atlantic League      1914  Newark Cubans         26-11   Moved to Long Branch 7/22 Tot:59-32 2nd
 AA   International League 1915  Newark Indians        26-26   Moved to Harrisburg Senators 7/2
 AA   International League 1916  Newark Indians        52-87   8th,last
 AA   International League 1917  Newark Bears          86-68   4th
 AA   International League 1918  Newark Bears          64-63   4th
 AA   International League 1919  Newark Bears          71-80   5th
 AA   International League 1921  Newark Bears          72-92   5th
 AA   International League 1922  Newark Bears          54-112  8th,last
 AA   International League 1923  Newark Bears          60-101  7th
 AA   International League 1924  Newark Bears          80-83   5th
 AA   International League 1925  Newark Bears           8-20   Moved to Providence Grays Tot:63-100 8th,last
 AA   International League 1926  Newark Bears          99-66   3rd
 AA   International League 1927  Newark Bears          90-77   3rd
 AA   International League 1928  Newark Bears          81-84   7th
 AA   International League 1929  Newark Bears          81-85   6th
 AA   International League 1930  Newark Bears          80-88   5th
 AA   International League 1931  Newark Bears          99-69   2nd
 AA   International League 1932  Newark Bears (NY-AL) 109-59   1st Junior World Series Champions
 AA   International League 1933  Newark Bears (NY-AL) 102-62   1st 
 AA   International League 1934  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  93-60   1st 
 AA   International League 1935  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  81-71   4th
 AA   International League 1936  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  88-67   3rd,lose 1 game playoff for 2nd.
 AA   International League 1937  Newark Bears (NY-AL) 109-43   1st Junior World Series Champions
 AA   International League 1938  Newark Bears (NY-AL) 104-48   1st Int'l. Lg. Playoff Champions
 AA   International League 1939  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  82-73   4th,win 1 game playoff for 4th
 AA   International League 1940  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  95-65   2nd Junior World Series Champions
 AA   International League 1941  Newark Bears (NY-AL) 100-54   1st 
 AA   International League 1942  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  92-51   1st
 AA   International League 1943  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  85-68   2nd
 AA   International League 1944  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  85-69   2nd
 AA   International League 1945  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  89-64   2nd Int'l. Lg. Playoff Champions
 AAA  International League 1946  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  80-74   4th,lose 1 game playoff for 3rd
 AAA  International League 1947  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  65-89   6th
 AAA  International League 1948  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  80-72   2nd
 AAA  International League 1949  Newark Bears (NY-AL)  55-98   8th,last; Franchise sold to Cubs, transferred by Lg. to Springfield Cubs (Chi-NL)
          In 1951, there was talk of moving the IL team in Ottawa to Newark, but nothing came of it.

 Ind  Atlantic League      1998  Newark Bears 1st half 13-32   5th
                                              2nd half 17-33   6th         
                                                       35-65   6th,last 29GB [Home games played at Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut]
 Ind  Atlantic League      1999  Newark Bears 1st half 24-35   5th, 18GB [Home games played at Skylands Park, Augusta, N.J.]
                                              2nd half 31-29   3rd, 5GB [Home Field: Riverfront Stadium, Newark]
                                                       55-64   22GB																						
 Ind  Atlantic League      2000  Newark Bears 1st half 38-32   3rd,6GB North Division
                                              2nd half 36-34   4th, last 7GB North Div. 
                                                       74-66   5th 8GB																							
 Ind  Atlantic League      2001  Newark Bears 1st half 38-25   1st,3GA Northern Div 1st half Champions
                                              2nd half 37-26   2nd,1GB, North Division. North Division (playoffs) Champions
                                                       75-51   2nd,8GB																						
 Ind  Atlantic League      2002  Newark Bears 1st half 36-27   1st (tie), South Division 
                                              2nd half 33-28   3rd,9GB, South Division. South Division (playoffs) Champions
                                                       69-55   4th,2GB																							
 Ind  Atlantic League      2003  Newark Bears 1st half 32-31   2nd,9GB, South Division
                                              2nd half 22-40   4th,last, 14GB South Div.
 Ind  Atlantic League      2004  Newark Bears 1st half 27-36   4th, South Division
                                              2nd half 36-27   2nd, 3 GB, South Division                          
 Ind  Atlantic League      2005  Newark Bears 1st half 33-36   2nd, 9GB, North Division
                                              2nd half 24-46   3rd, 12GB, North Division
 Ind  Atlantic League      2006  Newark Bears 1st half 21-42   4th, last, 18GB, North Division
                                              2nd half 21-41   3rd, 16GB, North Division
 Ind  Atlantic League      2007  Newark Bears 1st half 36-27   1st, 1 GA North Division
                                              2nd half 36-27   2nd, 1GB, North Division Champions!
 Ind  Atlantic League      2008  Newark Bears 1st half 39-31   2nd, 1GB, Freedom Division
                                              2nd half 33-37   3rd, last, 9GB (tie), Freedom Division
 Ind  Atlantic League      2009  Newark Bears 1st half 35-35   2nd, 8 G.B., Freedom Division
                                              2nd half 39-31   2nd, 4 G.B. Freedom Division (Freedom Division playoffs)
 Ind  Atlantic League      2010  Newark Bears 1st half 21-49   4th, last, 19 G.B. Freedom Division
                                              2nd half 32-37   2nd (tie), 6.5 G.B. Freedom Division
                                                       53-86   4th, last, 21.5 G.B. Freedom Division [Move to Canadian-American League for 2011]
 Ind  Can-Am League        2011  Newark Bears 1st half 23-24   5th, 12.5 G.B.       
                                              2nd half 18-28   7th, 12 G.B.
                                                       41-52   6th, 24.5 G.B.
 Ind  Can-Am League        2012  Newark Bears          35-65   4th, 31 G.B.
 Ind  Can-Am League        2013  Newark Bears          37-63   5th, last, 20 G.B.

The Newark Bears left Can-Am League and disbanded before the 2014 season.

Negro League baseball in Newark

 League                    Year  Team                Lg Record Standing
 Eastern Colored League    1926  Newark Stars           1-10              Folded after 11 games.
 Eastern Colored League    1927  Newark Cuban Stars    28-28   4th        Cuban Stars were road team earlier.
 Eastern Colored League    1928  Newark Cuban Stars     1-3    7th, last  League folded mid-season
 Independent               1931  Newark Browns          3-9    6th in loose East confederation.
 East-West League          1932  Newark Browns          3-14   8th, last 
 Independent               1933  Newark Dodgers        12-9               (against top black teams) pos. 18-15 in NNL in 1934, but listed as Philadelphia Stars in records
 Negro National League     1934  Newark Dodgers        11-14   5th
 East-West League          1935  Newark Dodgers        17-33   8th, last  [a.k.a. Negro National League]
 Negro National League     1936  Newark Eagles         30-29   3rd, 5.5GB Team formed by merger of Newark Dodgers with Brooklyn Eagles.
 Negro National League     1937  Newark Eagles         26-11   2nd, 1.5 GB                            
 Negro National League     1938  Newark Eagles         28-17   3rd, 3GB
 Negro National League     1939  Newark Eagles         29-20   2nd        Lost 1st round playoffs, 3 games to 1 to Baltimore Elite Giants
 Negro National League     1940  Newark Eagles         32-22   3rd
 Negro National League     1941  Newark Eagles         19-15   3rd
 Negro National League     1942  Newark Eagles         18-16   3rd, 4GB
 Negro National League     1943  Newark Eagles         19-20   5th
 Negro National League     1944  Newark Eagles         19-22   5th, 9GB
 Negro National League     1945  Newark Eagles         21-17   3rd, 7.5GB
 Negro National League     1946  Newark Eagles         47-16   1st        Champions! Won Negro World Series 4 games to 3 v. Kansas City Monarchs (ANL)
 Negro National League     1947  Newark Eagles         41-35   3rd        1st half 1st
 Negro National League     1948  Newark Eagles         29-28   3rd      

Post Season play:

Negro National League Playoffs

1939 1st round: Newark Eagles lose 3 games to 1 against the Baltimore Elite Giants

Negro World Series

1946 Newark Eagles (NNL) win 4 games to 3 against the Kansas City Monarchs (NAL) Champions!

International League Playoffs:

1933 South Division, 1st round lose 1 game to 3 to Rochester Red Wings (St. Louis-NL)
1934 1st round lose 1 game to 4 to Toronto Maple Leafs (Cinn.)
1935 1st round lose 0 games to 4 to Syracuse Chiefs (Indep.)
1936 Lose 1 game playoff to  Rochester Red Wings (St.Louis-NL) for 2nd place
     1st round lose 0 games to 4 to Buffalo Bisons (Indep.)
1937 1st round beat  Syracuse Chiefs (Cinn.) 4 games to 0
     Finals: beat Baltimore Orioles (Indep.) 4 games to 0 Champions
1938 1st round beat Rochester Red Wings (St.L-NL) 4 games to 3
     Finals: beat Buffalo Bisons 4 games to 1 Champions
1939 Win 1 game playoff for 4th v. Syracuse Chiefs (Indep.)
     1st round beat Jersey City Giants (NY-NL) 4 games to 2
     Finals: lose 4 games to 3 to Rochester red Wings (St.Louis-NL)
1940 1st round beat Jersey City Giants (NY-NL) 4 games to 0
     Finals: beat Baltimore Orioles (Phil.-NL) 4 games to 3 Champions
1941 1st round beat Rochester red Wings (St.Louis-NL) 4 games to 1
     Finals: lose 4 games to 3 to Montreal Royals (Bklyn.)
1942 1st round lose 4 games to 2 to Jersey City Giants (NY-NL)
1943 1st round lose 4 games to 2 to Syracuse Chiefs (Cinn.)
1944 1st round beat Toronto Maple Leafs (Pitts.) 4 games to 0
     Finals: lose 4 games to 3 to Baltimore Orioles (Cleve.)
1945 1st round beat Toronto Maple Leafs (Phil.-AL) 4 games to 2
     Finals: beat Montreal Royals (Bklyn.) 4 games to 3 Champions
1946 lose 1 game playoff for 3rd place to Baltimore Orioles (Cleve.)
     1st round lose 4 games to 2 to Montreal Royals (Bklyn.)
1948 1st round lose 4 games to 3 to Syracuse Chiefs (Cinn.)

Junior World Series:

1932 Newark Bears 4 games to 2 vs. Minneapolis Millers (American Association)Champions
1937 Newark Bears 4 games to 3 vs. Columbus Redbirds (American Association)Champions
1938 Kansas City Blues (NY-AL) (Amer. Assoc.)  4 games to 3 vs. Newark Bears
1940 Newark Bears 4 games to 2 vs. Louisville Colonels (Cinn.) (Amer. Assoc)Champions
1945 Louisville Colonels (Cinn.) 4 games to 2 vs. Newark Bears

Atlantic League Playoffs:

2001 Northern Division Championship: Newark Bears beat Nashua Spirit 2 games to 0
     League Championship: Newark Bears lose 3 games to 2 to Somerset Patriots.
2002 South Division Championship: Newark Bears beat Atlantic City Surf 2 games to 1
     League Championship: Newark Bears beat Bridgeport Bluefish 3 games to 0 of best of 5 series. Champions
2007 North Division Championship: Newark Bears beat Long Island Ducks 2 games to 0
     League Championship: Newark Bears beat Somerset Patriots 3 games to 1. Champions
2009 Freedom Division Championship: Newark Bears lose 3 games to 1 to Somerset Patriots.

Negro League World Series Champions
Newark Eagles 1946

National Negro League Pennants
Newark Eagles 1946, 1st Half
Newark Eagles 1946, 2nd Half
Newark Eagles 1947, 1st Half

Eastern League Pennant
Newark Little Giants 1886

Central League Pennant
Newark Trunkmakers 1888

Atlantic League Pennant
Newark Colts 1896

International League Pennants
Newark Indians 1913 Champions (no playoffs)
Newark Bears 1932 Champions (no playoffs)
Newark Bears- South Division 1933
Newark Bears 1934,1937,1938,1941,1942

International League Playoff Champions
Newark Bears 1937,1938,1940,1945

Newark Bears International League Playoff Records:
One Game playoffs 1-2 (not in other playoff totals)
Playoff series 11-11
Playoff games 65-60
Finals series 4-3
Finals games 25-19

Newark Bears Junior World Series Records:
Champions 1932,1937,1940
Series 3-2
Total Games 17-15

Total Post Season Totals, Newark Bears (International Lg.): 82-75

Atlantic League Pennants:
Newark Bears 2001 Northern Division, 1st Half
Newark Bears 2002 South Division, 1st Half (tie)
Newark Bears 2007 North Division, 1st Half

Atlantic League Playoff Champions
Newark Bears 2002
Newark Bears 2007

Note: 1937- Bears clinch pennant 8/23 after 131 games of 154 scheduled.

Home Fields:
  Meadowbrook Oval, Newark
     Home field for Newark teams to 1915
  Harrison Field, Harrison, NJ
     Newark Peppers home field, opened 4/16/1915
     Newark Indians home field, 1916
     Newark Bears home field, 1917-1923
     Burned down 8/18/1923
  Meadowbrook Oval
     Newark Bears home field from 8/19/1923 - 1925
  Davids Stadium, Newark; cap.- 15,000
     Newark Bears home field 1926-1927
  Newark Ballpark- renamed Davids Stadium
     Newark Bears home field, 1928
  Bears Stadium- renamed Newark Ballpark
     Newark Bears home field, 1929-1932
  Ruppert Stadium cap.- 19,000; Rebuilt & reopened 1932. Site of earlier Down Neck Stadium
     Newark Bears home field, 1926-1949.
     Newark Eagles home field
     Demolished 1967
  Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut
     Newark Bears home field, 1998
  Skylands Park, Augusta, New Jersey
     Newark Bears home field, 1st half 1999
  Riverfront Park, Newark, New Jersey, Opened 7/19/1999
     Newark Bears & Eagles home field, opened 7/19/1999

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