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Baseball in Mattoon

Highlights

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


Notable Seasons


  • 1947
    • Bill Hornsby (.321)
    • team hit only 10 home runs
  • 1948
    • Christy McDowell (.313; 53 stolen bases)
    • Chuck Hawley (18 wins, 1.80)
    • Bill Broukal (103 runs scored)
  • 1949
    • Joe Mattis (166 strikeouts)
    • Chuck Hawley (2.64)
    • Andy Smith (.324)
    • Don Bridensbach (15 sacrifice bunts)
  • 1950
    • Walt Dunkovich (101 Runs batted in)
    • Chuck Hawley (14 balks)
    • Bob Brummer (.326)
    • team hit 79 triples
    • George Murphy (15 triples)
  • 1951
    • Mel Ivy (.307, 81 RBI)
  • 1952
    • team won/lost record was 35/89, .282
  • 1953
    • Dennis Hamilton (195 strikeouts)
    • Bill Bright (2.51)
  • 1954
    • Tom Cronin (225 strikeouts)
    • Philip Stevens (57 errors at 2B)
  • 1955
    • Ken Welgoss (351 outfield chances; 325 putouts)
    • Jim Coker (.324, 13 HR, 85 RBI)
    • Willie Johay (11-3, .786)
  • 1956
    • Nate Dickerson (.305, 101 RBI)
    • Dave Gottschalk (.305, 19 HR, 99 RBI)
    • Charles Rendell (.309, 19 HR, 81 RBI)
    • Eddie Logan (.384, 131 runs, 203 hits, 80 RBI; 313 total bases)
    • team permitted 904 runs (699 earned); ERA was 5.98
  • 1957
    • Harold Morris (202 strikeouts)

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Notable Games


  • May 8, 1949
    • team stole 11 bases (Paducah had another)
  • May 14, 1950
    • Andy Smith (3 triples)
      • team had 6 triples (Paducah had another)
  • May 13, 1951
    • George Dennis (7 putouts at 3B)
  • July 9, 1952
    • Robert Carson (11 assists at shortstop)
  • July 2, 1953
    • Bill Bright (9 assists--by pitcher)
  • August 24, 1954
    • Tom Cronin (no hitter; Hannibal, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • August 13 through 25, 1955
    • Bill Whiteko (scored in 15 consecutive games)
  • June 26, 1956
    • team drew 16 walks
  • July 16, 1956
    • Mike Wallace (no hitter; Clinton, 6-0 [7 innings])
  • July 29, 1956
    • Mattoon 27, Michigan City 15
      • Mattoon scored 19 in the first
  • July 17, 1957
    • Bob Nonnenmocher (no walks in 12 innings)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 1 (11 seasons)



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