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Player Roster

Players who played for teams in Centralia, Illinois, during its tenure as a Illinois State League or Mississippi-Ohio Valley League city (both are Midwest League predecessors). This list includes all players and coaching staff members I can identify, and selected front office staff. There are almost certainly players missing from this list, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

Players who played in Centralia for more than one season are listed for each season.

116 different players are listed on this page (1 of whom played in the majors), as are 9 non-playing personnel; some are listed more than once.



My intention is to include everyone who wore a Centralia uniform on an ISL or MOV diamond. While the information here is intended to be both complete and accurate, it's likely that there are omissions and the scale of the project guarantees errors; there's a lot of data here, from a variety of sources, all of which was originally in another format.



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A

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Harry AckermanR/?5-1116800/00/1929N/A194925P
Harry AckermanR/?5-1116800/00/1929N/A195031P
Art Aldendorf?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194717OF
1Vic AllianielloR/?5-1017500/00/1927Cubs1948883BASG
Charles AsburyR/?5-1117400/00/0000Cubs194819P
Charles Austin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1950611B-OF

B

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Lew BekezaR/?6-0219508/14/1917N/A1949100Manager
Lew BekezaR/?6-0219508/14/1917N/A1950120Manager/GM
Lew BekezaR/?6-0219508/14/1917N/A1951114Manager/GM
Gene BergerR/?5-1116000/00/1926Cubs1947312B-SS
Lee Birkenkamp?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195125P
Lee Birkenkamp?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195211
16Howard Bjorklund?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs19471131B
Virgil Black?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195132P
Virgil Black?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195221OF
10 Blake?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs1948P
5Bill BleyerL/?5-0816500/00/1926Cubs1948802B
Bill BleyerL/?5-0816500/00/1926N/A194954OF
Bill BleyerL/?5-0816500/00/1926N/A195083OF
Bill BleyerL/?5-0816500/00/1926N/A195184OFASG
14Ed BonczykR/?6-0117000/00/1929Cubs194821P
18Emil BorginiR/?5-1018500/00/1929Cubs194883OF
Charles BradyL/?5-0815000/00/1926Cubs194819OF
Clarence BrandR/?5-1117000/00/1927N/A195194OF-C
Clarence BrandR/?5-1117000/00/1927N/A19521113B
21Bill BroukalR/R5-1118500/00/0000Cubs1947922B

C

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Lou CalvettiL/?5-1017500/00/1933N/A195116P
Ken Campbell?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195220P
Clairborne Cartwright?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195232OF
15Ray CassidyL/?5-1016500/00/1927Cubs194823P
Leon Castellari?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195113OF
Leon Castellari?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195215OF
Jack ChincharR/R6-0117009/08/1933N/A1952553B
20Dick CiacchiL/?6-0120010/25/1928Cubs194784C
Howard Cox?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195210P
Bob Critzer?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194750OF

D

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Orie Davison?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195213P
Cyrus DeemR/?5-0818500/00/1930N/A194921P
Cyrus DeemR/?5-0818500/00/1930N/A195029P
Roger Della BettaR/?5-0616800/00/1929N/A1949952BASG
Roger Della BettaR/?5-0616800/00/1929N/A19501192B
Charles DeMinicoL/?5-0815500/00/1924N/A195013P
Dick DewittR/?6-0016000/00/1928Cubs1948213B
Kirby DickensR/?5-1016000/00/1931N/A1951106SSASG
Bob DownsR/?5-1018500/00/1932N/A1952106OF
Tom Dunbar?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1952121B
12Wally DunkovichR/?5-0816305/31/1925Cubs1947101LFASG
Jerry Durnin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1951822BASG

E

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill EcklundL/?6-0118100/00/1930N/A194924PASG
Bill EcklundL/?6-0118100/00/1930N/A195038P
Jim EdgarR/R6-0319200/00/1925Cubs194737P
Jim EdgarR/R6-0319200/00/1925N/A194958P-1BASG

F

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bruno FabrisR/?5-1018600/00/1928N/A194933P
Bruno FabrisR/?5-1018600/00/1928N/A195039P
16John FeldmanR/?6-0321000/00/1928Cubs194818P
John Finigan?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1952993B
George Flynn?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194810

G

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Frenchie Gallagher?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1949GM
John Gallo?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194814
Zeke Gansauer?/?0-0000008/12/1911Cubs194713P
Lou Gary?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1952117SS
George GattoR/?5-0816000/00/1927N/A19491183BASG
George GattoR/?5-0816000/00/1927N/A19501223B
George GattoR/?5-0816000/00/1927N/A195190P-3B-OFASG
Tom GattsR/?5-0716000/00/1928N/A1949104CASG
Lew GisingerR/?6-0218100/00/1930N/A194918P
Bill GoodwinR/?5-1015200/00/1927N/A194923P
Jim GrannemanB/?6-0217500/00/1923N/A1951202B
Bill GreenR/?5-1016800/00/1928N/A19491182B-SS
Bill GreenR/?5-1016800/00/1928N/A1950123SS
Mel Griffin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195212P
Ed Gunner?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195247P

H

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Dave Harrison?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194811P
Chuck HawleyR/R6-0321004/03/1915Cubs194753P/ManagerASG
Chuck HawleyR/R6-0321004/03/1915N/A195153P
Chuck HawleyR/R6-0321004/03/1915N/A195257P
Ennis HeathcockR/?5-0815100/00/1933N/A195132P
Walt Herald?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194816OF
Billy HermanL/?6-0016000/00/1929Cubs194783SS-OFASG
11Billy HermanL/?6-0016000/00/1929Cubs1948103OFASG
Bob Hewson?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194710
Bill HornsbyR/?6-0019000/00/1926N/A194971OFASG

I

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

J

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

K

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Norm Karg?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195054C
Norm Karg?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195195C
2Billy KlausL/R5-1016512/09/1928Cubs19471123BMLB | ASG
Don Kommer?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195223OF
3Jim Konofsky?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194723SS
Lou KovalcikR/?5-0816500/00/1923N/A1949111OF
Lou KovalcikR/?5-0816500/00/1923N/A1950111OF
Ed KowalskiR/?5-1118512/05/1922Cubs194813P
9Dan Kristie (Kriszcziokiokaitis)?/?0-0000000/00/1926Cubs194826OF
Gerald Krowlek?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195210
Joe KunclR/R6-0117006/06/1927Cubs194729PASG
Bob Kupina?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194811OF

L

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
7 La Fromboise?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs1948P
Paul LeslieL/?5-1116800/00/1934N/A195266OF
Tony LevantiR/?5-1016000/00/1925Cubs194852SS
Earl Lewis?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194720P

M

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
John MahoneyL/?6-0016800/00/1930Cubs1948P
Dean MannsR/?6-0017900/00/1929Cubs194712C
17Dean MannsR/?6-0017900/00/1929Cubs194893C
Harry MarkellosR/R6-0000000/00/1924Cubs194730P
Charles Marshall?/?0-0000010/22/1931N/A1952103B
Al Martin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1950117OF
Art McIntire?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194718P
Bill McKeeR/?5-1115500/00/1924N/A1952163B
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1947President/GM
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1948President
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1949President
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1950President/GM
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1951President
Joe Mondino?/?0-0000002/04/1909N/A1952President
Dick MonkmanR/?5-0815500/00/1931N/A1951593B
Wayne MorinR/?5-1117301/03/1933N/A195225P

N

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Joe NaplesR/?6-0216500/00/1928N/A194949OF
12Gene NelsonR/?6-0017000/00/1929Cubs194811P
Walt NocksL/?6-0117000/00/1929Cubs194896OF
Bob Norrenbern?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195012P
Walt Novak?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195111P

O

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

P

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Claude PasseauR/R6-0319804/09/1909Cubs194815ManagerMLB
Fred PearsonR/?5-1116200/00/1926N/A194924OF
Fred PearsonR/?5-1116200/00/1926N/A1950721B-OF
Fred PearsonR/?5-1116200/00/1926N/A1951110OFASG
Fred PearsonR/?5-1116200/00/1926N/A19521003B
Gene Pisarski?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs1947P
Gene Pisarski?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195038PASG
Joe PruchaR/?6-0016500/00/1925Cubs194813P
Joe PruchaR/?6-0016500/00/1925N/A194944PASG

Q

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

R

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bob RandantR/?6-0017600/00/1931N/A195028P
Lou ReillyR/?6-0320000/00/1933N/A195132P
4Phil RileyR/?5-1016500/00/1926Cubs194764RF
Mike RollaR/R6-0118000/00/1918N/A195229P
20Darrell RothrockR/?6-0020000/00/1928Cubs194864PASG
John Ruscin?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195213OF
5Frank Rutkowski?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194740CF

S

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
John Saric?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A194935SS
Paul ScanlonR/?5-1016000/00/1929Cubs194814C
John Schmidt?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1952142B
Walter F.P. Schoenfeld?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A1948GM
6Willard Sellergren?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194834Manager
Bob SiskR/R6-0017500/00/1931N/A195175P-SS-OF
Max Smith?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A195214P
Paul SmithR/R6-0217000/00/1933N/A195117P
Paul SmithR/R6-0217000/00/1933N/A195235P
Quincy SmithB/R5-1017100/00/1921N/A1951120OFASG
7Nick StarastaR/?6-0118500/00/1923Cubs194754OF-C
Nick StarastaR/?6-0118500/00/1923N/A19521151B-C/Manager
John StrezaR/?6-0322004/07/1920N/A1952871B/Manager

T

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Lee TunnisonR/?6-0219500/00/1932N/A195058P-1B
Lee TunnisonR/?6-0219500/00/1932N/A1951104P-1B-SS-OFASG
Bill TurnbaughR/?5-1117800/00/1933N/A195218P

U

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Doug Unger?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs1948203B

V

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

W

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bill WalkerL/?6-0117000/00/1928Cubs194815P
Bill WattsR/?5-0718000/00/1920N/A195290C
Wayne Wery?/?0-0000000/00/0000Cubs194711P
Al Whitsel?/?0-0000000/00/0000N/A19521002B
Bill WilsonR/?6-0018000/00/1933N/A1951383B
Joe WishbaR/?5-1017500/00/1924N/A194911OF
4Don WittR/?6-0016500/00/1928Cubs19481201B

X

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Y

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes

Z

# Name B/T Ht Wt DOB System Year Gm Pos Notes
Bob ZubeckR/?5-1016007/25/1926Cubs194738SS
2Bob ZubeckR/?5-1016007/25/1926Cubs194882SS

Name hyperlinks go to the player's minor league career page on Baseball-Reference.com, compiled by SABR's Minor Leagues Committee. MLB hyperlinks go to the player's major league career page on Baseball-Reference.com. ASG hyperlinks go to the game account on this website.

Key to Notes:

  • HOF means Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • MLB means Appeared in Major Leagues.
  • DNP means On the roster at some point, but there's no record that he played.
  • PSAS means Selected to Post Season All-Star Team.
  • ASG means Selected to Mid-Season All-Star Game. (ASG† means he was game MVP. ASG* means he appeared in the game as a member of the host team.)

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.


Sources

  • Assorted Sporting News Baseball Guides and Registers.
  • Assorted Baseball Blue Books and related publications.
  • Yearbooks and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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