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The Two-I League, was also known as the Illinois-Indiana League and the Illinois-Iowa League. The Illinois-Indiana League existed only in 1889, while the Illinois-Iowa League was a league formed in 1890 and lasted into 1892. Twenty-four cities from Illinois, Iowa and Indiana were represented during the course of the two leagues.

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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1889

1889 Illinois-Indiana League President: J.W. Irwin/A.S. Miller

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Terre Haute 20 4 .833 - William Schneider
Danville Browns 14 13 .519 7.5 Harry Smith
Bloomington Blues # 5 5 .500 NA Von Elleau
Decatur $ 0 10 .000 NA
Logansport/Champaign-Urbana Clippers & F.L. Bills
Lafayette Rafferty

# Bloomington disbanded June 15.
$ Decatur was dropped June 16.
& Logansport disbanded and was replaced by Champaign-Urbana.

Playoff: Terre Haute 4 games, Danville 0, one tie.

[edit] 1890

1890 Illinois-Iowa League
President: Sanger Steel

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Ottumwa Coal Palaces 68 43 .613 - Stancliff
Monmouth Maple Cities 64 48 .571 4.5 John Halpin
Cedar Rapids Canaries 62 49 .559 6 James Plumb
Ottawa Pirates 58 50 .537 8.5 Joe Hillery/William Sinon/Bert Merrifield
Aurora Hoodoos 52 54 .491 13.5 Timothy Manning
Joliet Convicts 56 59 .487 14 W.E. Buckley/Ed Culbertson
Dubuque Giants 53 59 .473 15.5 William McCaull/William Lapham
Sterling Blue Coats/Galesburg/Burlington # 30 72 .294 33.5 James Donnelly/Charles Wirsche/Al Weddige/Clarence Hoyt

# Sterling (21-51) transferred to Galesburg July 31; then Galesburg (8-17) transferred to Burlington September 4; the franchise disbanded September 10.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Timothy Manning Aurora BA .328

[edit] 1891

1891 Illinois-Iowa League
President: Sanger Steel

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Quincy Ravens 65 35 .650 - Billy Murray
Joliet Giants 62 48 .564 8 William Moran/Timothy Manning
Rockford Hustlers 54 46 .540 11 Hugh Nicol
Ottawa Modocs 53 49 .520 13 Jack Remsen
Ottumwa Coal Palaces # 43 52 .453 NA Fred Orelup
Cedar Rapids Canaries # 39 55 .415 NA James Plumb/John Godar
Davenport Pilgrims $ 23 38 .377 NA Kerken/John Crogan
Aurora Maroons @ 11 27 .289 NA Harry Smith/Ed Wiswell/Timothy Manning

@ Aurora disbanded June 17.
$ Davenport disbanded July 22.
# Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids disbanded September 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
William Dale Rockford BA .345 Peter Daniels Quincy W 29
Connie Murphy Quincy Runs 97 Harry Burrell Joliet SO 195
George Decker Joliet Hits 118 Peter Daniels Quincy PCT .744 29-10
Connie Murphy Quincy SB 73

[edit] 1892

1892 Two-I League
President: W.W. Kent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Joliet Convicts 55 27 .671 - Billy Murray
Rockford Hustlers 46 38 .549 10 Hugh Nicol
Rock Island-Moline Twins 37 42 .468 16.5 Harry Sage
Jacksonville Lunatics 30 57 .345 27.5 Jack Pettiford / Guy Hecker
Evansville Hoosiers ### 30 20 .600 NA Albert Schellhase/Jack Wentz
Peoria / Aurora Indians # 26 27 .491 NA Mike Trost
Terre Haute Hottentots #### 25 27 .481 NA George Brackett/Charles Flynn
Quincy Ravens ## 12 23 .343 NA Bill Whitrock / John Godar / Samuel Levesque

# Peoria (17-8) moved to Aurora May 31; Aurora disbanded July 5.
## Quincy disbanded June 24.
### Evansville disbanded July 8.
#### Terre Haute disbanded July 10.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Underwood Rockford BA .282 Bumpus Jones Joliet W 24
Ed Wiswell Rockford Runs 77 George Nicol Rockford SO 230
Gene Moriarty Evansville/Jacksonville Hits 91 Ernest Beam Terre Haute ERA 0.91
Gene Moriarty Evansville/Jacksonville HR 13 Bumpus Jones Joliet PCT .857 24-4

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.

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