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St. Louis Terriers
St. Louis Terriers (logo).jpg
League Federal League
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark Handlan's Park
Year founded 1914
Year disbanded 1915
ColorsRoyal blue, white
Ownership Phil Ball

The St. Louis Terriers were a baseball club that played in the short-lived Federal League in 1914 and 1915. They played their home games at Handlan's Park. The St. Louis Chapter of SABR placed a marker at the site of Handlan's Park, now on the campus of Saint Louis University, on October 17, 2007. The team was owned by ice magnate Phil Ball, who later was owner of the St. Louis Browns.

In their inaugural season, the Terriers posted a 62-89 record (.411) and finished in last place, 25 games behind the league champion Indianapolis Hoosiers. The team improved significantly the next year as they were pennant contenders until the last game of the season. The Terriers had an 87-67 mark (.565), ending up in second place 1/10 of a percentage point behind the champion Chicago Whales, who finished 86-66 (.566).

Notable players

Among the St. Louis Terriers players who had experience (or would gain experience) in the American and/or National Leagues were Al Bridwell, Mordecai Brown, Grover Hartley, Ward Miller, Bob Groom, Fielder Jones, Eddie Plank, Jack Tobin and Ed Willett.

Baseball Hall of Famers

St. Louis Terriers Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Mordecai Brown
Eddie Plank
J. Roy Stockton*

  • Players and managers listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Terriers cap insignia.
  • * J.G. Taylor Spink award winner, covered Terriers in spring training in Havana, Cuba in 1914 and then regularly throughout 1914–1915.

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