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Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1955

Summary

  • Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Playoff Champion: Dubuque Packers (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record (Champion): Dubuque Packers (White Sox) 74-52, .587

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


  • League Attendance: 435,943
    • 8 teams played a 126 game schedule which began on May 1 and ended on September 1. Four teams qualified for a post-season Shaughnessy playoff.
    • The M-OVL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri.

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Overview


Composite 1955 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          Pirates     Pirates    68  57  .544  (2T)  Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Cardinals  62  64  .492  (6T)  Roster
Dubuque          Packers     White Sox  74  52  .587  (1)   Roster
Hannibal         Citizens    Indy       42  84  .333  (8)   Roster
Kokomo           Giants      Indy       64  62  .508  (4)   Roster
Lafayette        Chiefs      Indians    63  63  .500  (5)   Roster
Mattoon          Phillies    Phillies   68  57  .544  (2T)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Cubs       62  64  .492  (6T)  Roster

Tie Game: Kokomo vs. Hannibal (no date or details)

Hannibal failed to meet their August 15 payroll and finished the season as a road team. Eight home games were played in other ballparks.


1955 Post Season

Pre-Playoff:
Mattoon d. Clinton to determine second place qualifier

Round 1:
Dubuque d. Clinton, 2-0
Mattoon d. Kokomo, 2-0

Championship:
Dubuque d. Mattoon, 3-0

No All-Star game was played this season.




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