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The class D Illinois-Missouri League began operations in 1908 and continued through 1914 before ending its run. Missouri was only represented in the league for the first year, by Hannibal, but they did finish first. No city played all 7 years of the league's run, with Canton competing for 6 years. The only city to win two titles was the Lincoln, IL team, who won back to back crowns, in 1912 & 1913.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1908-1914

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1908-1914

1908 Illinois-Missouri League
President: A. E. Blain

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hannibal Cannibals 68 49 .581 - Bert Hough
Macomb Potters 66 53 .555 3 Jap Wagner
Havana Perfectos 58 61 .487 11 Mike Sampson / Fred Kommers
Canton Chinks 56 61 .479 12 Rodney Turner / Chharles Murphy
Monmouth Browns 55 62 .470 13 Robert Hyde / Charles Karnell
Galesburg Hornets 50 67 .427 18 Clyde Horne / Mueller / Grogan / Smith
No Playoffs Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Kommers Havana BA .349 Henry Rossback Galesburg W 21
Fred Kommers Havana Runs 75 Charles Fanning Canton SO 200
Fred Kommers Havana Hits 153 Curly Curtis Macomb Pct .714; 15-6
Fred Kommers Havana HR 11


1909 Illinois-Missouri League
President: A. E. Blain

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Monmouth Browns 77 50 .606 - Jack Corbett
Beardstown Infants 77 52 .597 1 Harry Riggons
Pekin Celestials 73 57 .562 5.5 Doug Jefries / Elmer Horton / Walter Diehl
Macomb Potters 63 67 .485 15.5 Orville Wolfe
Canton Chinks 51 79 .392 27.5 Harry Lloyd
Galesburg Boosters 47 83 .362 31.5 W.C. Dithridge
No Playoffs Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Andy Lotshaw Beardstown BA .329 Homer Hargrove Monmouth W 27
Andy Lotshaw Beardstown Runs 72 Joe Jenkins Pekin W 27
Andy Lotshaw Beardstown Hits 146 Charles Fanning Canton SO 249
Cy Forsythe Pekin HR 7 Homer Hargrove Monmouth Pct .750; 27-9
Will Johnston Monmouth HR 7
Fred Johnson Canton HR 7


1910 Illinois-Missouri League
President: A. E. Blain

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Pekin Celestials 66 47 .584 - William Hickey / Bill Dithridge
Clinton Champs 58 57 .504 9 Monte McFarland / Claude Suttles / Charles Cline
Canton Chinks 55 62 .470 13 Elmer Smith / M. McDonald
Lincoln Abes 43 71 .377 23.5 James Novacek / Bill Salliard
Macomb Potters ## 50 43 .538 NA Joe Stewart
Beardstown #/Jacksonville 44 36 .550 NA Jack Corbett / Pants Rowland
#Beardstown (38-26) moved to Jacksonville July 21; Jacksonville disbanded August 17.
##Macomb disbanded August 17. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cy Forsythe Pekin BA .380 Joe Jenkins Pekin W 27
Walter Diehl
Charles O'Berta
Pekin
Macomb/Lincoln
Runs 72
72
Joe Jenkins Pekin SO 242
Will Lindberg Clinton Hits 138 Joe Jenkins Pekin Pct .771; 27-8
Al Dean Pekin/Clinton HR 5


1911 Illinois-Missouri League
President: R. E. Rollins

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Clinton Champs 74 55 .574 0 Claude Suttles
Pekin Celestials 72 55 .567 1 Jack Herbert
Champaign-Urbana Velvets 66 60 .524 6.5 John Thiery / Fred Donovan
Canton Chinks 60 62 .492 10.5 Fred "Blackie" Wilson
Lincoln Abes 59 64 .480 12 Conley / Salliard / Brady / Vaught / Corbett
Taylorville Christians 47 82 .364 27 Fred Donovan / Joe Adams / R.M. "Oscar" Denney
Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Andy Lotshaw Canton BA .355 Joab McManus Canton W 32
Will Lindberg Clinton Runs 94 Joab McManus Canton SO 243
Andy Lotshaw Canton Hits 160 Fred Marks Clinton Pct .727; 24-9
Andy Lotshaw Canton HR 29


1912 Illinois-Missouri League
President: Charles A. Cline

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lincoln Abes 70 47 .598 0 Louis Ehrgott
Pekin Celestials 61 55 .526 8.5 Jack Herbert
Canton Highlanders 57 56 .504 11
Clinton Champs#/ Kankakee Kanks 56 56 .500 11.5 Claude Suttles / Fred "Blackie" Wilson
Champaign-Urbana Velvets 53 64 .453 17 Chuck Fleming
Streator Speedboys 46 65 .414 21 Jack Leuter
#Clinton (2-5) moved to Kankakee May 16. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Polly Wolfe Lincoln BA .374 Clarence Vaught Lincoln W 22
Polly Wolfe Lincoln Runs 89 Fred Witte Champaign SO 211
Polly Wolfe Lincoln Hits 164 N. Entrich Champaign Pct .786; 11-3
Andy Lotshaw Canton HR 11


1913 Illinois-Missouri League
President: Charles A. Cline

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lincoln Abes 57 26 .686 0 Louis Ehrgott
Champaign-Urbana Velvets 53 32 .623 5 Fred "Blackie" Wilson
Kankakee Kanks 35 51 .407 23.5 Red Kelly
Streator Boosters 30 57 .345 29 Bob Coyle / Nick Kahl
Pekin Celestials # 23 26 .469 NA Jack Herbert
Canton Chinks # 20 26 .435 NA Ted Raines
#Pekin & Canton disbanded July 10.
Playoff: Lincoln won the first half, Lincoln & Champaign tied for the second half.
Lincoln was awarded the Championship When Champaign refused
to play off the second half tie. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Dang Lincoln BA .412 Clarence Vaught Lincoln W 21
Dick Higgins Lincoln Runs 65 Clarence Vaught Lincoln SO 166
A.J. Holtzhouser Kankakee Hits 118 Ernest Hook Lincoln Pct .889; 16-2
Roy Phillips Streator HR 13


1914 Illinois-Missouri League
President: Charles A. Cline

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Champaign-Urbana Velvets 62 27 .696 0 Fred "Blackie" Wilson
Ottawa Indians 47 38 .553 13 Chuck Fleming
Streator Boosters 40 48 .454 21.5 John Ray / Heinie Seebach
LaSalle Blue Sox 26 60 .302 34.5 Tony Hinley / John Fitzpatrick
Lincoln Abes # 32 15 .681 NA Louis Ehrgott
Kankakee Kanks # 14 33 .301 NA Raines / Randall / Connelly / Hinley
#Lincoln & Kankakee disbanded July 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Andy Lotshaw Champaign-Urbana BA .320 Grover Baichley Champaign-Urbana W 15
Chuck Fleming Ottawa Runs 68 Grover Baichley Champaign-Urbana SO 174
Andy Lotshaw Champaign-Urbana Hits 108 Grover Baichley Champaign-Urbana Pct .938; 15-1
Andy Lotshaw Champaign-Urbana HR 10

[edit] League Records 1908-1914

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Joe Anderson Canton G 130 09 A.J. Holzhouser Kankakee BA .405 13
Will Johnston Monmouth AB 530 09 Will Lindberg Clinton RUNS 94 11
Polly Wolfe Lincoln H 164 12 Ed Forsythe Pekin 2B 33 09
Andy Lotshaw Beardstown 3B 14 09 Gus Williams Monmouth 3B 14 09
Andy Lotshaw Champaign 3B 14 14 Andy Lotshaw Canton HR 29 11
Andy Lotshaw Beardstown EBH 68 11 Andy Lotshaw Beardstown TB 297 11
Tom Fleming Champ/Urbana SAC 46 11 Joe Anderson Pekin SAC 46 11
Polly Wolfe Lincoln SB 72 12 Fred Perry Linc/LaSalle SO 119 14


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Joe McManus Canton GA 46 11 Clarence Vaught Lincoln GA 46 11
Earl Hill Macom/Canton CG 32 08 Joe McManus Canton W 32 11
Fred Witte Champaign L 19 12 Grover Baichley Champaign Pct .938,15-1 14
Homer Hargrove Monmouth IP 381 09 Henry Rossbach Galesburg ShO 9 08
Charles Fanning Canton SO 249 09 Charles Delair Monmouth BB 120 09
Charles Delair Monmouth WP 18 09 Elmer Jacobs Kankakee HB 23 12




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