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Midwest League 1956

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Paris Lakers (Cubs)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Paris Lakers (Cubs) 73-52, .584
  • Most Valuable Player: Grover "Deacon" Jones (Dubuque/White Sox)
  • Rookie of the Year: Arturo (Carbonell) Miro, Jr (Clinton/Pirates)
  • Manager of the Year: Len Okrie (Lafayette/Red Sox)

  • League Attendance: 453,688
    • 8 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 29 and ended on August 30. A two-tiered Shaughnessy playoff was held to determine the league champion.
    • Fifteen game reports (all from Clinton) are missing from league statistics.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

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Overview


Composite 1956 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          Pirates     Pirates    63  60  .512  (4)   Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Cardinals  62  64  .492  (5)   Roster
Dubuque          Packers     White Sox  66  57  .537  (3)   Roster
Kokomo           Dodgers     Dodgers    51  75  .405  (8)   Roster
Lafayette        Red Sox     Red Sox    69  56  .552  (2)   Roster
Mattoon          Phillies    Phillies   61  65  .484  (6)   Roster
Michigan City    White Caps  Giants     55  71  .437  (7)   Roster
Paris            Lakers      Cubs       73  52  .584  (1)   Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Paris            40 21 .656  ---
Lafayette        36 28 .563  5.5
Decatur          33 29 .532  7.5
Clinton          31 30 .508  9.0
Mattoon          29 29 .500  9.5
Dubuque          28 32 .467 11.5
Michigan City    25 34 .424 14.0
Kokomo           19 38 .333 19.0

First half ended on July 1.

Tie Game: Lafayette vs. Decatur (no date or details)


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Dubuque          38 25 .603  ---
Lafayette        33 28 .541  4.0
Paris            33 31 .516  5.5
Clinton          32 30 .516  5.5
Mattoon          32 36 .471  8.5
Kokomo           32 37 .464  9.0
Decatur          29 35 .453  9.5
Michigan City    30 37 .448 10.0

Tie Game: Paris vs. Michigan City (no date or details)


1956 Post Season

Round 1:
Dubuque d. Clinton, 2-0
Paris d. Lafayette, 2-0

Championship:
Paris d. Dubuque, 3-1

No All-Star game was played this season.




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