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The last professional baseball club from Mattoon, IL, the Mattoon Athletics had been the Mattoon Phillies in 1956 before becoming the Athletics. The team played in the Midwest League and went 43-82-1, including a disastrous 16-46-1 second half. The Kansas City Athletics affiliate drew 22,000 fans, last in the MWL, and finished 33 games out of first. Managed by Lew Krausse Sr., the team was outscored 771-576 and did not produce any great seasons or notable players.

Source: 1958 Baseball Guide


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1957 43-82 8th Lew Krausse Sr.
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