Western League (1939–1941)
The Western League of 1939–1941 was a low-level American circuit in Minor League Baseball. The Class D league was born when the Nebraska State League changed its identity after the 1938 season. It is not related to the Class A Western League of 1900–1937 and 1947–1958, a higher-level league that suspended operations during the latter years of the Great Depression through World War II.
The 1939–1941 Western League included teams based in Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Wyoming. After the United States entered the war, the league did not answer the bell for 1942 and was succeeded by its Class A namesake in 1947. The Nebraska State League was revived as a Class D circuit from 1956–1959.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007.