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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1952

Summary

  • Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Playoff Champion: Decatur Commodores (Independent)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Danville Dans (Braves) 84-40, .685

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


  • League Attendance: 381,897
    • 8 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on May 4 and ended on September 4. The season was split by a July 6 league meeting; the second half began on July 7. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaugnessy playoff.
    • Thirteen game reports are missing from league statistics. The official scorer chose not to specify the team(s) which failed to send reports.
    • The M-OVL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

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Overview


Composite 1952 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Centralia        Zeros       Indy       41  83  .331  (7)  Roster
Danville         Dans        Braves     87  40  .685  (1)  Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Indy       73  52  .584  (3)  Roster
Hannibal         Stags       Indy       70  57  .551  (4)  Roster
Mattoon          Indians     Reds       35  89  .282  (8)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Kings       Indy       55  67  .451  (5)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Indy       85  42  .669  (2)  Roster
Vincennes/       Velvets/
 Canton           Aces       Indy       54  70  .435  (6)  Roster

First Half

Danville         44 20 .688  ---
Paris            42 22 .656  2.0
Decatur          38 25 .603  5.5
Hannibal         38 27 .585  6.5
Mount Vernon     31 33 .484 13.0
Vincennes
 /Canton         30 33 .476 13.5
Centralia        19 43 .306 24.0
Mattoon          13 52 .200 31.5

First half ended on July 6.

Vincennes moved to Canton on June 7. Vincennes was 15-16 (.484) at the time; Canton's first-half record was 15-17 (.469).

Forfeited Game: Canton d. Decatur (Decatur manager Julian Acosta failed to stop his pitcher from talking to fans during warmups, then pushed umpire Harold Hoelscher, who fell. Score was 3-3 in the seventh at the time of the ejection. Acosta was briefly suspended by league president Dutch Hoffman as a result of this altercation.)


Second Half

Paris            43 20 .683  ---
Danville         43 20 .683  ---
Decatur          35 27 .565  7.5
Hannibal         32 30 .516 10.5
Mount Vernon     24 34 .414 16.5
Canton           24 37 .393 18.0
Mattoon          22 37 .373 19.0
Centralia        22 40 .355 20.5

1952 Post Season

Round 1:
Hannibal d. Danville, 3-1
Decatur d. Paris, 3-2

Championship:
Decatur d. Hannibal, 3-1

No All-Star Game was played. One was originally scheduled for July 14, but it was cancelled at the league's mid-season meeting on July 6.




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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