July 7, 1938
More than 1,500 fans packed Legion Park in Jonesboro (Craighead County) to see the 1938 season’s all-star game for the Northeast Arkansas League. The Paragould (Greene County) team hosted a second all-star game on August 12. The Class D Northeast Arkansas League was established in July 1909 after the Arkansas State League folded. Two of its franchises, Newport (Jackson County) and Jonesboro (Craighead County), joined baseball clubs from Marianna (Lee County) and Paragould to form the league. It was sanctioned by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL), the administrative agency of minor league baseball from 1901 to the present.