|Smith built his baseball park in Rock Springs in 1907 for $6000 and the following year promised "to give the people of East Liverpool the best base ball [sic] team it is possible to assemble."|
In 1911 C. A. Smith gave up the franchise and East Liverpool had its final professional baseball the following year “when the O. & P. League failed by a few days to finish the season following the loss of club after club on it.”
Fact: East Liverpool had seven years of experience in professional baseball, two of which, 1906 and 1907 in the “class D” Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland league and four, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1911 in the “class C” Ohio and Pennsylvania league. Twice, in 1908 and 1909 the Potter outfit representing the city finished in second place. In all other seasons the club concluded in fourth place. Except perhaps in 1911-12 the team was always a pennant contender until the final contests were played. The Potters team disbanded on August 20, 1911 and moved to Pittsburgh on August 14, 1912. The league rescinded its membership to the National Association when it placed the franchise in Pittsburgh.