MWLguide.com | History | Cities | Decatur | Highlights |
Decatur Baseball: | Overview | Roster | Seasonal Details | Highlights | Tidbits | History | Ballpark |

[Search]

Baseball in Decatur

Highlights

This page lists season and game highlights for the teams and players in Decatur, Illinois.


Notable Seasons


  • 1952
    • Carlos Paula (.334, 91 RBI)
  • 1953
    • Luis Herrera (17-9, 2.87)
    • Gonzalo Chenard (105 runs scored)
    • James Freeman (.286, 10 HR, 106 RBI)
    • Juan Garcia (18 wins)
  • 1954
    • John Lucadello (.362, 74 RBI)
    • John Bumgarner (22 wins, 2.67)
      • 92 fielding chances at pitcher; 73 assists
  • 1955
    • Richard Hicks (pitcher; allowed/victim of 21 sacrifice hits)
  • 1956
    • Lincoln Duncan (.349)
  • 1957
    • team had 71 complete games
    • Bill Garcia (3.02 ERA)
      • 58 fielding chances at pitcher w/o an error
    • Al Sanders (2.85 ERA)
    • Galen Williams (.324)
    • Bob Moegle (13 HR, 105 RBI)
  • 1958
    • Cliff Adams (16-8)
  • 1959
    • Joel McDaniel (22-9, 212 strikeouts, 26 CG, 9 shutouts)
  • 1960
    • Bob Sprout (15-7, 2.61, 264 strikeouts)
      • 9 games with less than 4 hits
  • 1962
    • John Price (.312, 22 HR, 88 RBI)
  • 1963
    • Nick DeMatteis (14-6, 1.95, 237 strikeouts)
    • team had 142 wild pitches
  • 1964
    • Clarence Stanley (15 HR, 93 RBI)
    • Joseph McKirahan (208 strikeouts)
    • DeGold Francis (47 passed balls)
    • team had 83 passed balls
  • 1965
    • Nestor Chavez (2.15 ERA)
  • 1967
    • Bob DeLong (15-6, 1.97, 191 strikeouts; 9 shutouts)
  • 1968
    • Roe Skidmore (27 HR, 94 RBI)
    • Steve Sibley (2.01 ERA)
  • 1969
    • Leo Mazzone (15-10, 2.52)
  • 1971
    • Larry Milbourne (156 hits)
    • John D'Aquisto (244 strikeouts)
  • 1972
    • Ricardo Guerra (21 HR)

[Search]
New
12mar00
(11sep99)
Changed
31aug10
Major Change
12mar00


Decatur, Illinois
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide

Notable Games


  • May 31, 1952
    • Edward Garrett (no hitter; Mt Vernon, 5-1)
  • July 28, 1954
    • John Bumgarner (no hitter; Clinton, 1-0)
  • August 3, 1958
    • Gerald Fields (no hitter; Clinton, 5-0)
  • May 19, 1959
    • Joel McDaniel (no walks to Waterloo in 12 inning game)
  • August 18, 1960
    • Bob Sprout (no hitter; Waterloo, 3-0--with 22 strikeouts!)
  • June 20, 1961
    • Vern Orndorff (perfect game; Clinton, 3-0 [7 innings])
  • August 26, 1962
    • Michael Roberts (6 HR surrendered to Dubuque)
  • July 5, 1963
    • Decatur scored 15 runs in 1st inning (beat QC, 16-3)
  • August 13, 1963
    • Ollie Brown (no hitter; Wisconsin Rapids, 8-0)
  • May 9, 1965
    • Quincy 25, Decatur 0 (7 innings!)
  • May 27 through August 18, 1965
    • Nestor Chavez (17 consecutive complete games)
  • June 7, 1966
    • Jesse Huggins (no hitter; Wisconsin Rapids, 1-0 [7 innings])
  • June 29, 1969
    • Eugene Cook (12 third base assists--7 inning game)
  • August 15, 1969
    • Gary Lavelle (no hitter; Clinton, 4-0 [7 innings])
  • May 31, 1972
    • Doug Capilla (no hitter; Appleton, 1-0 [7 innings])
  • June 12, 1974
    • Jeff Little (no hitter; Dubuque, 1-0 [7 innings])

Otherwise Notable

  • May 10, 1954
    • 7 Decatur players were overcome by carbon monoxide returning from a Danville game
      • all recovered quickly
  • Triple Plays by Team: 3



The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

Disclaimers:
This website is a private project and has no official relation with or sanction from the Midwest League or Minor League Baseball.
The opinions expressed on this page are mine, and are worth about that.


Copyright © 1996-2010 Joel Dinda
Some Rights Reserved.