Des Moines, Iowa Encyclopedia

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Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa Table
Year Lg Lev Tm W L W-L%
2017Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6772.482
2016Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6776.469
2015Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs8064.556
2014Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7470.514
2013Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6678.458
2012Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs5387.379
2011Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6677.462
2010Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs8262.569
2009Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7272.500
2008Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs8359.585
2007Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7965.549
2006Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7668.528
2005Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6475.460
2004Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7964.552
2003Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7072.493
2002Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs7173.493
2001Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs8360.580
2000Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs5787.396
1999Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs6576.461
1998Pacific Coast LeagueAAAIowa Cubs8559.590
1997American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7469.517
1996American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6478.451
1995American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6974.483
1994American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6974.483
1993American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs8559.590
1992American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs5192.357
1991American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7866.542
1990American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7274.493
1989American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6282.431
1988American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7864.549
1987American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6474.464
1986American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7468.521
1985American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs6675.468
1984American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs8074.519
1983American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7165.522
1982American AssociationAAAIowa Cubs7362.541
1981American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks5382.393
1980American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks5977.434
1979American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6967.507
1978American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6670.485
1977American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6175.449
1976American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6868.500
1975American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks5679.415
1974American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks7462.544
1973American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks8353.610
1972American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6278.443
1971American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks7169.507
1970American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks7068.507
1969American AssociationAAAIowa Oaks6278.443
1961Indiana-Illinois-Iowa LeagueBDes Moines Demons3793.285
1960Indiana-Illinois-Iowa LeagueBDes Moines Demons6474.464
1959Indiana-Illinois-Iowa LeagueBDes Moines Demons7848.619
1958Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins6183.424
1957Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins6092.395
1956Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins7267.518
1955Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins7774.510
1954Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins8866.571
1953Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins7778.497
1952Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins5797.370
1951Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins7378.483
1950Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins8470.545
1949Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins
1948Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins
1947Western LeagueADes Moines Bruins
1937Western LeagueADes Moines Demons
1936Western LeagueADes Moines Demons
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1907Western LeagueADes Moines Champs
1906Western LeagueADes Moines Champs
1905Western LeagueADes Moines Underwriters
1904Western LeagueADes Moines Prohibitionists
1903Western LeagueADes Moines Undertakers
1902Western LeagueADes Moines Midgets
1901Western LeagueADes Moines Hawkeyes
1900Western LeagueBDes Moines Hawkeyes
1897Western AssociationBDes Moines Prohibitionists
1896Western AssociationBDes Moines Prohibitionists
1895Western AssociationBDes Moines Prohibitionists/Indians
1894Western AssociationADes Moines Prohibitionists
1890Western AssociationNo ClassificationLincoln Rustlers/Des Moines Prohibitionist
1889Western AssociationNo ClassificationDes Moines Prohibitionists
1888Western AssociationADes Moines Prohibitionists
1887Northwestern LeagueNo ClassificationDes Moines Hawkeyes

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data

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