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The present-day Midwest League got its start in 1947 as the Illinois State League. This class D league lasted only two seasons, changing its name in 1949 to the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1947 - 1948 Illinois State League

[edit] 1947

President: Howard V. Millard

Team Name W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Belleville Stags 75 37 .670 0 18,539 Walter DeFreitas
Centralia Cubs 60 52 .536 15 35,000 Chuck Hawley
Marion Indians 55 56 .495 19.5 36,705 Melvin Ivy
West Frankfort Cardinals 52 60 .464 23 43,004 Everett Johnston
Mt. Vernon Braves 49 63 .438 26 38,330 Otto Huber
Mattoon Indians 41 64 .390 30.5 25,671 Frank Parenti
No Playoffs were played.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Klaus Centralia BA .341 Robert Freels Belleville W 19
Billy Klaus Centralia Hits 147 Don Liddle Mt. Vernon SO 190
Billy Klaus Centralia RBI 84 Ken Wild West Frankfort ERA 1.73
Rip Repulski West Frankfort HR 10 Bob Cherek Belleville Runs 90



[edit] 1948

President: Howard V. Millard

Team Name W L PCT GB Attend Managers
West Frankfort Cardinals 85 35 .708 0 36,656 Harold Contini
Mattoon Indians 75 44 .630 9.5 34,754 Chuck Hawley
Marion Indians 53 66 .445 31.5 13,697 Melvin Ivy
Mt. Vernon Braves 52 66 .441 32 11.364 Creepy Crespi
Belleville Stags 51 67 .432 33 6,085 Gerald Nemitz / Shan Deniston
Centralia Cubs 41 79 .342 44 18,211 Willlard Sellergren / Claude Passeau

Playoffs:West Frankfort 3 games, Marion 1; Mattoon 3 games,Mt. Vernon 2;
Finals: West Frankfort 3 games, Mattoon 0.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Richard Martz Marion BA .361 Floyd Melliere West Frankfort W 21
Don Hazelton Mt. Vernon Hits 150 Mike Blyzka Belleville SO 192
Frank Porreca West Frankfort RBI 94 Floyd Melliere West Frankfort ERA 1.77
Paul Deters Marion HR 8 William Broukal Mattoon Runs 103




[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball; Second Edition

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