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Illinois State League 1947

Summary

  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Belleville Stags (Browns) 75-37, .670

The Illinois State League is a direct predecessor of the Midwest League.


  • League Attendance: 197,249
    • 6 teams played a 120 game, split-season schedule which began on May 18 and ended on September 14 (the original schedule was to begin on May 4 and end on August 31, but the league's opening was postponed and the schedule adjusted because of weather and organizational difficulties). A post-season championship playoff was planned, but proved unnecessary as Belleville won both halves.
    • Three game reports (all from Marion) are missing from league statistics.
    • The ISL had teams in Illinois.

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Overview


Composite 1947 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Belleville       Stags       Browns     75  37  .670  (1)  Roster
Centralia        Cubs        Cubs       60  52  .536  (2)  Roster
Marion           Indians     Indians    55  56  .495  (3)  Roster
Mattoon          White Sox   White Sox  41  64  .390  (6)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Braves      Braves     49  63  .438  (5)  Roster
West Frankfort   Cardinals   Cardinals  52  60  .464  (4)  Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Belleville       36 18 .667  ---
Centralia        30 23 .566  5.5
West Frankfort   28 25 .528  7.5
Marion           22 30 .423 13.0
Mattoon          20 28 .417 13.0
Mount Vernon     20 32 .385 15.0

First half ended on July 14.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Belleville       39 19 .672  ---
Marion           33 26 .559  6.5
Centralia        30 29 .508  9.5
Mount Vernon     29 31 .483 11.0
West Frankfort   24 35 .407 15.5
Mattoon          21 36 .368 17.5

Tie game: Belleville @ Centralia, August 26, (2-2, 17 innings; darkness).


1947 Post Season

Championship:
No playoff; Belleville won both halves.

1947 All Star Game

August 12 @ West Frankfort
All-Stars 5, Belleville 1

     Belleville  100 000 000 - 1 5 3
     All-Stars   300 100 10x - 5 7 2

WP: Don Liddle (Mount Vernon/Braves)
LP: Paul Stegman (Belleville/Browns)
MVP: none selected

Box Score and Details


Notes

All of the standard references list the Mount Vernon team as the Blues and the Mattoon team as the Indians. Both are wrong; the Mount Vernon team's scorecard listed the team as the Braves, and the Mattoon Journal-Gazette consistently referred to the team as the White Sox.

The affiliations shown were those listed in the 1947 Centralia scorecard.




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