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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1954

Summary

  • Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Playoff Champion: Danville Dans (Giants)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Decatur Commodores (Indy) 74/52, .587

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


  • League Attendance: 367,703
    • 8 teams played a 126 (the official schedule said 127) game schedule which began on May 2 and ended on September 2. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaughnessy Playoff.
    • The M-OVL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

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Overview


Composite 1954 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          Pirates     Pirates    63  59  .516  (3)  Roster
Danville         Dans        Giants     66  59  .528  (2)  Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Indy       74  52  .587  (1)  Roster
Dubuque          Packers     White Sox  62  61  .504  (4)  Roster
Hannibal         Cardinals   Cardinals  58  68  .460  (6T) Roster
Mattoon          Phillies    Phillies   62  64  .492  (5)  Roster
Mt. Vernon       Kings       Indy       57  69  .452  (8)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Indy       58  68  .460  (6T) Roster

1954 Post Season

Round 1:
Clinton d. Decatur, 2-0
Danville d. Dubuque, 2-1

Championship:
Danville d. Clinton, 3-0

No All-Star game was played this season.




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