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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1953

Summary

  • Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Playoff Champion: Decatur Commodores (Independent)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Decatur Commodores (Independent) 68-50, .576

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


  • League Attendance: 321,837
    • 6 teams played a 120 game schedule which began on May 3 and ended on August 29. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaughnessy Playoff.
    • The M-OVL had teams in Illinois and Missouri.

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Overview


Composite 1953 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Danville         Dans        White Sox  48  71  .403  (6)  Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Indy       68  50  .576  (1)  Roster
Hannibal         Cardinals   Cardinals  55  62  .470  (4)  Roster
Mattoon          Phillies    Phillies   64  56  .533  (3)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Kings       Indy       55  64  .462  (5)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Indy       66  53  .555  (2)  Roster

Tie game: Danville vs. Paris (date and details unknown).

Forfeited game: Hannibal at Mt. Vernon, June 25.


1953 Post Season

Round 1:
Decatur d. Hannibal, 3-0
Paris d. Mattoon, 3-0

Championship:
Decatur d. Paris, 3-2

1953 All Star Game

July 14 @ Decatur
Decatur 5, All-Stars 2

     All-Stars         000 000 002 - 2 6 3
     Decatur           410 000 00x - 5 5 1

WP: Bob Appleby (Decatur)
LP: Pete Hamilton (Mattoon)
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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