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Illinois State League 1948

Summary

  • Illinois State League Playoff Champion: West Frankfort Cardinals (Cardinals)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): West Frankfort Cardinals (Cardinals) 85-35, .708

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


  • League Attendance: 120,767
    • 6 teams played a 120 game schedule, which began on April 25 and ended on August 22. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaughnessy playoff.
    • Twenty-four game reports (all from Mount Vernon) are missing from league statistics.
    • The ISL had teams in Illinois.

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Overview


Composite 1948 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Belleville       Stags       Browns     51  67  .432  (5)  Roster
Centralia        Cubs        Cubs       41  79  .342  (6)  Roster
Marion           Indians     Indy       53  66  .445  (3)  Roster
Mattoon          Indians     Indians    75  44  .630  (2)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Braves      Braves     52  66  .441  (4)  Roster
West Frankfort   Cardinals   Cardinals  85  35  .708  (1)  Roster

1948 Post Season

Round 1:
West Frankfort d. Marion, 3-1
Mattoon d. Mt. Vernon, 3-2

Championship:
West Frankfort d. Mattoon, 3-0

1948 All Star Game

July 12 @ Mattoon
All-Stars 1, Mattoon 0

       All-Stars   010 000 000 - 1 7 1
       Mattoon     000 000 000 - 0 5 0

WP: Willis McDonald (West Frankfort/Cardinals)
LP: Ben Rossman (Mattoon/Indians)
MVP: none selected

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The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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