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Old 11-01-2017, 12:27 AM
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Eventually, the Railroaders finished on top of the highly favored Fort Worth Panthers and won the 1906 Texas League pennant. The Texas League wanted to grant a spot in the league to Cleburne for the next season but only if there was sufficient financial backup. But the team had not drawn that well, even if it was a championship caliber team. Because of this, Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Doak Robertsthe Cleburne businessmen that cooperated with Doak Roberts and Charles Thacker were not interested in investing money into the team anymore.
This was the deathblow to the team and Doak Roberts took the team with him and moved it elsewhere. Likely he took the team
back to Corsicana where it played in the North Texas League as the Oilers.

Doak Roberts would become the president of the Texas League in 1920 and would keep that position until his death in 1929. Before he was elected president of the Texas League, Roberts would manage several teams.
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