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Midwest League 1957

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Decatur Commodores (Giants)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Kokomo Dodgers (Dodgers) 77-50, .606

  • League Attendance: 376,655
    • 8 teams played a 126 game schedule that began on April 28 and ended on August 29. A two-tiered Shaughnessy playoff was held to determine the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

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Overview


Composite 1957 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          Pirates     Pirates    56  68  .452  (5)  Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Cardinals  76  51  .598  (2)  Roster
Dubuque          Packers     White Sox  73  51  .589  (3)  Roster
Kokomo           Dodgers     Dodgers    77  50  .606  (1)  Roster
Lafayette        Red Sox     Red Sox    55  67  .451  (6)  Roster
Mattoon          Athletics   Athletics  43  82  .344  (8)  Roster
Michigan City    White Caps  Giants     68  57  .544  (4)  Roster
Paris            Lakers      Cubs       51  73  .411  (7)  Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Decatur          43 20 .683  ---
Kokomo           42 21 .667  1.0
Michigan City    37 26 .587  6.0
Dubuque          36 27 .571  7.0
Mattoon          27 36 .429 16.0
Lafayette        25 38 .397 18.0
Paris            24 39 .381 19.0
Clinton          18 45 .286 25.0

First half ended on June 28.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Clinton          38 23 .623  ---
Dubuque          37 24 .607  1.0
Kokomo           35 29 .547  4.5
Decatur          33 31 .516  6.5
Lafayette        30 29 .508  7.0
Michigan City    31 31 .500  7.5
Paris            27 34 .443 11.0
Mattoon          16 46 .258 22.5

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


1957 Post Season

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

Championship:
Decatur d. Clinton, 2-0

No All-Star game was played this season.




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