Illinois–Iowa League

The Illinois–Iowa League was a Minor league baseball league which operated in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana from 1890 to 1892.

Illinois–Iowa League
FormerlyIllinois-Indiana League
ClassificationIndependent (1890–1892)
SportMinor League Baseball
First season1890
Ceased1892
PresidentSanger Steel (1890–1891)
W.W. Kent (1892)
No. of teams18
CountryUnited States of America
Most titles1
Ottumwa Coal Palace Kings (1890)
Quincy Ravens (1891)
Joliet Convicts (1892)
Related
competitions
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League

History

edit

The Illinois–Iowa League began play in 1890 and was nicknamed as the "Two I League". The Aurora Hoodoos, Cedar Rapids Canaries, Dubuque Giants, Joliet Convicts, Monmouth Maple Cities, Ottawa Pirates, Ottumwa Coal Palaces and Sterling Blue Coats began play on May 1, 1890, as charter members.[1][2][3]

The Ottumwa Coal Palace Kings(1890), Quincy Ravens (1891) and Joliet Convicts (1892) were the league champions.[4][5][6]

Cities Represented

edit

Standings and statistics

edit

1890 Illinois–Iowa League

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Ottumwa Coal Palace Kings 68 43 .613 Stancliff
Monmouth Maple Cities 64 48 .571 4.5 John Halpin
Cedar Rapids Canaries 62 49 .559 6.0 James Plumb
Ottawa Pirates 58 50 .537 8.5 Joe Hillery /
William Sinon / Bert Merrifield
Aurora Hoodoos 52 54 .491 13.5 Tim Manning
Joliet Convicts 56 59 .487 14.0 Ed Culbertson / John E. Buckley
Dubuque Giants 53 59 .473 15.5 William McCaull / William Lapham
Sterling Blue Coats /
Galesburg / Burlington
30 72 .294 33.5 James Donnelly / Charles Wirsche /
Al Weddige / Clarence Hoyt

Sterling (21–51) transferred to Galesburg July 31; Galesburg (8–17) transferred to Burlington September 4; Burlington disbanded September 10.[1]

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Tim Manning Aurora BA .328

1891 Illinois–Iowa League
schedule

Team standings W L PCT GB Managers
Quincy Ravens 65 35 .650 Billy Murray
Joliet Giants 62 48 .564 8.0 Bill Moran / Tim Manning
Rockford Hustlers 54 46 .540 11.0 Hugh Nicol
Ottawa Modocs 53 49 .520 13.0 Jack Remsen
Ottumwa Coal Palaces 43 52 .453 NA Fred Orelup
Cedar Rapids Canaries 39 55 .415 NA James Plumb / John Godar
Davenport Pilgrims 23 38 .377 NA Kerken / John Crogan
Aurora Maroons 11 27 .289 NA Harry Smith /
Ed Wiswell / Tim Manning

Aurora disbanded June 17.
Davenport disbanded July 22.
Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids disbanded September 2.[1]

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
William Dale Rockford BA .345 Peter Daniels Quincy W 29
Connie Murphy Quincy Runs 97 Harry Burrell Joliet SO 195
George Decker Joliet Hits 118 Peter Daniels Quincy PCT .744 29–10
Connie Murphy Quincy SB 73

1892 Illinois–Iowa League
schedule

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Joliet Convicts 55 27 .671 Billy Murray
Rockford Hustlers 46 38 .549 10.0 Hugh Nicol
Rock Island-Moline Twins 37 42 .468 16.5 Harry Sage
Jacksonville Lunatics 30 57 .345 27.5 Jack Pettiford / Guy Hecker
Evansville Hoosiers 30 20 .600 NA Albert Schellhase / Jack Wentz
Peoria Distillers /
Aurora Indians
26 27 .491 NA Mike Trost
Terre Haute Hottentots 25 27 .481 NA George Brackett / Charles Flynn
Quincy Ravens 12 23 .343 NA Bill Whitrock /
John Godar / Samuel Levesque

Peoria (17–8) moved to Aurora May 31; Aurora disbanded July 5.
Quincy disbanded June 24.
Evansville disbanded July 8.
Terre Haute disbanded July 10.[1]

Player statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Fred Underwood Rockford BA .282 Bumpus Jones Joliet W 24
Ed Wiswell Rockford Runs 77 George Nicol Rockford SO 230
Gene Moriarty Evansville/Jacksonville Hits 91 Ernest Beam Terre Haute ERA 0.91
Gene Moriarty Evansville/Jacksonville HR 13 Bumpus Jones Joliet PCT .857 24–4

References

edit
  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Third ed.). Baseball America. ISBN 978-1932391176.
  2. ^ "1890 Illinois-Iowa League". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "1890 Illinois-Iowa League (IIL) minor league baseball on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  4. ^ "1890 Illinois-Iowa League (IIL) minor league baseball Standings on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  5. ^ "1891 Illinois-Iowa League (IIL) minor league baseball Standings on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  6. ^ "1892 Illinois-Iowa League (IIL) minor league baseball Standings on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
edit