The Newark Pepper, originally known as the Indianapolis Hoosiers, were a Federal League baseball team from 1914-1915.
When the Federal League opened for business in 1914 as a challenger to the two major leagues, one franchise was located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Primarily owned by oil magnate Harry F. Sinclair, this team won the Federal League championship in 1914 with an 88-65 record. The team played at Federal League Park. Notable players on the Pepper included Cy Falkenberg, and future Baseball Hall of Fame members Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie.
For the 1915 season, the team moved to Newark, New Jersey, in part because of financial problems and became known as the Newark Pepper In Newark, they played at Harrison Park, in the town of Harrison, New Jersey, across the Passaic River from downtown Newark.
The Peppers folded when the Federal League went out of business after two seasons.