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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1951

Summary

  • Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Playoff Champion: Danville Dans (Independent)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Paris Lakers (Independent) 84-36, .700

The Mississippi-Ohio Valley League is the direct predecessor of the Midwest League.


  • League Attendance: 208,419
    • 6 teams played a 120 game, split-season schedule which began on May 6 and ended on September 3. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaughnessy playoff.
    • Five game reports (all from Centralia) are missing from league statistics.
    • The M-OVL had teams in Illinois and Indiana.

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Overview


Composite 1951 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Centralia        Zeros       Indy       69  51  .575  (2)  Roster
Danville         Dans        Indy       51  67  .432  (4)  Roster
Mattoon          Indians     Indy       49  69  .415  (5)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Kings       Indy       60  59  .504  (3)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Indy       84  36  .700  (1)  Roster
Vincennes        Velvets     Indy       43  74  .368  (6)  Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Paris            36 21 .632  ---
Centralia        35 21 .625  0.5
Mount Vernon     30 27 .526  6.0
Vincennes        25 30 .455 10.0
Danville         22 33 .400 13.0
Mattoon          20 36 .357 15.5

First half ended on July 4.

Tie Games (2):
Paris, Mount Vernon, Danville, and Mattoon were involved (no dates or details)


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Paris            48 15 .762  ---
Centralia        34 30 .531 14.5
Mount Vernon     30 32 .484 17.5
Mattoon          29 33 .468 18.5
Danville         29 34 .460 19.0
Vincennes        18 44 .290 29.5

1951 Post Season

Round 1:
Mt. Vernon d. Centralia, 2-0
Danville d. Paris, 2-1

Championship:
Danville d. Mt. Vernon, 2-0

1951 All Star Games

July 12 @ Mount Vernon
South 6, North 5 (10 innings)

no line score

WP: Ed Mehringer (Vincennes)
LP: Herb Heiserer (Paris)
MVP: none selected

Details

July 14 @ Paris
South 6, North 4

     All-Stars      101 000 130 - 6 11 0
     Paris          005 200 10x - 8 12 2

WP: Herb Shankman (Paris)
LP: Dick Lacko (Mattoon)
MVP: none selected

Details




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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