Cleveland Spiders - 1921-1933, 1955-1972
Craig Shifflett, GM
Brief: Craig Shifflett operated
Franchise #9 from 1921 to the middle of the 1933 season, when he sold the
team to a Baltimore investment group headed by Walter MacEachern.
After a 22-year absence, Shifty reacquired the team from MacEachern near
the end of the 1955 season. The team returned to Cleveland, where it stayed
until 1972, when Houston high-roller Scott Brown added the franchise to his
portfolio. In 1996, Shifflett would return once again, this time to
purchase Franchise #4, which had been lost in Binghamton for several
seasons. Shifty would move the club to Allegheny, where it stayed for more
than a decade. Craig sold his franchise following the 2010 TCBA season and
retired from active league participation.