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Des Moines, Iowa Minor League City Encyclopedia

We list over 30,000 teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions.

Ballparks: (1914-1937), (1947-1991), (1992-2007), (1890)

Des Moines, Iowa Teams History

Year Lg Lev Tm W L W-L%
2014 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 74 70 .514
2013 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 66 78 .458
2012 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 53 87 .379
2011 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 66 77 .462
2010 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 82 62 .569
2009 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 72 72 .500
2008 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 83 59 .585
2007 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 79 65 .549
2006 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 76 68 .528
2005 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 64 75 .460
2004 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 79 64 .552
2003 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 70 72 .493
2002 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 71 73 .493
2001 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 83 60 .580
2000 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 57 87 .396
1999 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 65 76 .461
1998 Pacific Coast League AAA Iowa Cubs 85 59 .590
1997 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 74 69 .517
1996 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 64 78 .451
1995 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 69 74 .483
1994 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 69 74 .483
1993 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 85 59 .590
1992 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 51 92 .357
1991 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 78 66 .542
1990 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 72 74 .493
1989 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 62 82 .431
1988 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 78 64 .549
1987 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 64 74 .464
1986 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 74 68 .521
1985 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 66 75 .468
1984 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 80 74 .519
1983 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 71 65 .522
1982 American Association AAA Iowa Cubs 73 62 .541
1981 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 53 82 .393
1980 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 59 77 .434
1979 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 69 67 .507
1978 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 66 70 .485
1977 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 61 75 .449
1976 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 68 68 .500
1975 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 56 79 .415
1974 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 74 62 .544
1973 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 83 53 .610
1972 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 62 78 .443
1971 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 71 69 .507
1970 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 70 68 .507
1969 American Association AAA Iowa Oaks 62 78 .443
1961 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B Des Moines Demons 37 93 .285
1960 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B Des Moines Demons 64 74 .464
1959 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B Des Moines Demons 78 48 .619
1958 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 61 83 .424
1957 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 60 92 .395
1956 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 72 67 .518
1955 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 77 74 .510
1954 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 88 66 .571
1953 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 77 78 .497
1952 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 57 97 .370
1951 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 73 78 .483
1950 Western League A Des Moines Bruins 84 70 .545
1949 Western League A Des Moines Bruins
1948 Western League A Des Moines Bruins
1947 Western League A Des Moines Bruins
1937 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1936 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1935 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1934 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1933 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1932 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1931 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1930 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1929 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1928 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1927 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1926 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1925 Western League A Des Moines Demons
1924 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1923 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1922 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1921 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1920 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1919 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1918 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1917 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1916 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1915 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1914 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1913 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1912 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1911 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1910 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1909 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1908 Western League A Des Moines Boosters
1907 Western League A Des Moines Champs
1906 Western League A Des Moines Champs
1905 Western League A Des Moines Underwriters
1904 Western League A Des Moines Prohibitionists
1903 Western League A Des Moines Undertakers
1902 Western League A Des Moines Midgets
1901 Western League A Des Moines Hawkeyes
1900 Western League B Des Moines Hawkeyes
1897 Western Association B Des Moines Prohibitionists
1896 Western Association B Des Moines Prohibitionists
1895 Western Association B Des Moines Prohibitionists/Indians
1894 Western Association A Des Moines Prohibitionists
1890 Western Association N/A Lincoln Rustlers/Des Moines Prohibitionist
1889 Western Association N/A Des Moines Prohibitionists
1888 Western Association A Des Moines Prohibitionists
1887 Northwestern League N/A Des Moines Hawkeyes

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