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Illinois State League 1947


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in the Illinois State League (a Midwest League predecessor) in 1947. This list includes all players I can identify, coaching staff members, umpires, and selected front office staff. There are certainly missing players, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

149 different players are listed on this page (7 of whom played in the majors), as are 19 non-playing personel; some are listed more than once.


  • Team Roster Limit: 15 players.
  • Experience Rules: 1 veteran; 4 limited service; 10 rookies.
  • Salary Limit: $1,800.00 (entire team, per month).
  • League Statistician: Howe News Bureau.

While the information here is intended to be both complete and accurate, it's likely that there are omissions and the scale of the project guarantees errors; there's a lot of data here, from a variety of sources, all of which was originally in another format.



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Illinois State League Officials

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        H.V. Millard            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 President/Treasurer 
        Neil Moore              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Secretary   
        Charles Buffa           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        Richard Carter          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        Pete DeLong             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        Penard Heydt            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        William Hindman         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        Robert Hogan            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      
        Theodore Meyers         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      ISL                 Umpire      

Belleville (Illinois) Stags

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Walt DeFreitas          R/? 5-08 172    01/19/1918      Browns           89 Manager     
        Socrates Anthony        R/? 5-08 155    00/00/1925      Browns           97 C   
        Clarence Brand          R/? 5-11 170    00/00/1927      Browns           84 OF  
        Dude Brown              R/R 5-11 165    02/28/1928      Browns           33 P   
        Bob Cherek              R/? 5-10 000    00/00/1925      Browns          111 2-3 
        Bob Freels              R/R 6-01 200    00/00/1929      Browns           44 P   
        Weldon Idol             R/? 6-00 185    00/00/1926      Browns          113 3-S 
        Ed Lubanski             L/R 5-08 172    00/00/1929      Browns           26 P   
        Art Lucchesi            R/? 5-10 185    00/00/1923      Browns          107 OF  
        Tom Mankey              R/L 6-00 205    09/06/1928      Browns           23 OF  
        Dick Martz              L/? 5-11 190    00/00/1928      Browns           91 OF  
        Bob Mather              R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1928      Browns           73 1B  
        Ambrose Medina          R/R 6-01 165    02/09/1924      Browns           22 P   
        Ken Michael             R/R 6-02 200    02/15/1926      Browns           24 P   
        Bill Pilgram            R/R 6-03 190    00/00/1929      Browns           14 P   
        Bill Schambon           L/? 5-11 175    00/00/1925      Browns          107 1B  
        Ken Schreiber           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Browns           33 OF  
        Paul Stegman            R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1924      Browns           23 P   
        Bud Thomas              R/R 6-00 180    03/10/1929      Browns           56 SS  MLB
        Omer Tolson             R/? 6-01 215    07/25/1926      Browns           64 OF  
        Addie Nesbit            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        Dutch Hoffman           R/R 6-00 175    01/28/1904      N/A                 GM        MLB

Centralia (Illinois) Cubs

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Chuck Hawley            R/R 6-03 210    04/03/1915      Cubs             53 P/Manager   
        Art Aldendorf           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             17 OF  
        Gene Berger             R/? 5-11 160    00/00/1926      Cubs             31 2-S 
16      Howard Bjorklund        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs            113 1B  
21      Bill Broukal            R/R 5-11 185    09/10/1926      Cubs             92 2B  
20      Dick Ciacchi            L/? 6-01 200    10/25/1928      Cubs             84 C   
        Bob Critzer             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             50 OF  
12      Walt Dunkovich          R/? 5-08 163    05/31/1925      Cubs            101 LF  
        Jim Edgar               R/R 6-03 192    00/00/1925      Cubs             37 P   
        Zeke Gansauer           ?/? 0-00 000    08/12/1911      Cubs             13 P   
        Bill Herman             L/? 6-00 160    00/00/1929      Cubs             83 S-O 
        Bob Hewson              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             10     
2       Billy Klaus             L/R 5-10 165    12/09/1928      Cubs            112 3B  MLB
3       Jim Konofsky            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             23 SS  
        Joe Kuncl               R/R 6-01 170    06/06/1927      Cubs             29 P   
        Earl Lewis              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             20 P   
        Dean Manns              R/? 6-00 179    00/00/1929      Cubs             12 C   
        Harry Markellos         R/R 6-00 000    00/00/1924      Cubs             30 P   
        Art McIntire            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             18 P   
        Gene Pisarski           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs                P   
4       Phil Riley              R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1926      Cubs             64 RF  
5       Frank Rutkowski         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             40 CF  
7       Nick Starasta           R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1923      Cubs             54 OF-C        
        Wayne Wery              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cubs             11 P   
        Bob Zubeck              R/? 5-10 160    07/25/1926      Cubs             38 SS  
        Joe Mondino             ?/? 0-00 000    02/04/1909      N/A                 President/GM        

Marion (Illinois) Indians

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Anderson                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians             P   
        Bill Barth              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          19 P   
        Dude Brown              R/R 5-11 165    02/28/1928      Indians          33 P   
        John Farkas             R/R 5-11 175    10/25/1923      Indians          91 O-C 
        Tony Frailly            L/? 5-08 170    01/16/1924      Indians          42 OF  
        John Gabriel            R/? 5-10 168    00/00/1929      Indians          44 OF  
        Bob Goddard             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          17     
        Narciss Gugala          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          12     
        Roy Hawes               L/L 6-02 190    07/05/1926      Indians          21 OF  MLB
        Don Hensiek             R/R 6-03 182    00/00/1927      Indians          22 P   
        Bud Hutson              R/? 6-00 185    02/06/1926      Indians          11     
        Mel Ivy (Ivanski)       R/? 5-11 160    04/28/1914      Indians          83 3-S-C       
        John Jones              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          16 SS  
        Chester McDowell        L/R 5-08 160    03/05/1925      Indians         102 2-S-O       
        Art McIntire            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Indians          18 P   
        Frank Monaco            R/? 5-08 160    00/00/1926      Indians          79 3-S 
        Harold Pfeiffer         L/? 6-01 190    00/00/1929      Indians         100 1B  
        Ed Rullman              R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1926      Indians          10     
        Bob Samaras             L/? 5-11 180    00/00/1928      Indians          78 OF  
        Bill Savage             R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1927      Indians          75 OF  
        Ed Schanz               R/R 5-08 157    00/00/1926      Indians          27 P   
        Warren Sliter           R/? 6-00 165    00/00/1930      Indians          10     
        Bob Staton              R/R 6-01 180    11/10/1925      Indians          51 3B  
        Carl Tremain            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1924      Indians          26 P   
        Bob Wylupek             R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1929      Indians          50 2B  
        George Greenwood        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Mattoon (Illinois) White Sox

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Frank Parenti           ?/? 0-00 000    01/09/1898      White Sox           Manager     
        Buddy Afremow           R/? 5-08 170    07/18/1925      White Sox       101 2B  
        Ray Alm                 ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        14     
        Charles Banning         R/R 5-08 175    00/00/0000      White Sox        11     
        Frank Blaze (Blazejewski) R/R 6-01 180  00/00/1926      White Sox        29 P   
        Fred Boseo              R/R 5-08 145    03/27/1927      White Sox        64 SS  
        Mac Crum                R/R 6-03 228    09/29/1926      White Sox        28 P   
        Guistino DiMarco        R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1927      White Sox        70 3B  
        Royce Dossett           R/? 5-11 170    00/00/1922      White Sox        15 OF  
        Earl Ghelf              ?/? 0-00 000    09/16/1924      White Sox        17 C   
        Don Hinds               R/R 6-01 000    00/00/1925      White Sox        45 P   
        Bill Hornsby            R/? 6-00 190    00/00/1926      White Sox        91 OF  
        Dick Koby (Kobilarcik)  R/? 6-00 192    00/00/1929      White Sox        67 3-O 
        Ed Krieger              R/? 6-00 180    00/00/1926      White Sox        45 P   
        Fred Lietz              L/L 5-11 165    00/00/1927      White Sox        46 P   
        Bill McGraw             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        41 1-O 
        Walt Miller             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox        10     
        Henry Nix               L/? 6-00 175    00/00/1925      White Sox        52 1-O 
        Paul Ortosky            L/? 5-08 175    00/00/1929      White Sox        48 C   
        Jim Osborne             R/? 6-01 185    00/00/1926      White Sox        94 OF  
        Jim Phipps              L/? 5-11 165    00/00/1921      White Sox        37 SS  
        Bob Reem                R/R 6-00 175    07/24/1929      White Sox        26 P   
        Bob Shotliff            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1928      White Sox        17 P   
        Andy Smith              L/? 6-01 200    00/00/1923      White Sox        85 O-C 
        John Tree               L/? 5-10 175    00/00/1926      White Sox        78 1B  
        Charles Heath           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President/GM        

Mount Vernon (Illinois) Braves

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Otto Huber              R/R 5-10 165    03/12/1914      Braves           20 Manager     MLB
        Charles Badger          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           17 OF  
2       Jack Bartholomew        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves              2B  
        Don Black               L/? 5-11 180    00/00/1924      Braves           87 P-1-O       
        Clarence Brand          R/? 5-11 170    00/00/1927      Braves           84 OF  
        Keith Brown             R/R 5-11 170    00/00/1925      Braves           16 P   
        Bob Busby               R/R 6-00 165    00/00/1928      Braves           26 P   
        Joe Derrico             L/? 5-07 155    00/00/1924      Braves           31 SS  
5       Bob Edwards             L/? 6-00 170    00/00/1927      Braves           12 OF  
        Myron Gipp              R/? 5-11 195    00/00/1928      Braves           64 C   
        Roy Hawes               L/L 6-02 190    07/05/1926      Braves           21 OF  MLB
        Ray Henderson           R/? 5-11 180    00/00/1928      Braves           20 C   
        Chuck Henry             R/R 5-11 165    10/09/1928      Braves           34 P   
4       Eugene Hill             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves              1B  
8       Ed Krow (Krakowski)     ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           20 OF  
10      Alex Kuzemka            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           18 C   
        Don Liddle              L/L 5-10 165    05/25/1925      Braves           20 P   MLB
        George Mason            R/? 6-03 198    00/00/1926      Braves           19 OF  
        Bob Mather              R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1928      Braves           73 1B  
        Bill McKee              R/? 5-11 155    00/00/1924      Braves           32 2B  
        Mike Michalojko         R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1924      Braves           19 P   
        Bob Nelson              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           12 OF  
        Vince Pankovits         R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1923      Braves           20 C   
        Clarence Peters         L/R 6-00 180    00/00/1926      Braves           18 P   
        Billy Queen             R/R 6-01 185    11/28/1928      Braves           82 SS  MLB
        Henry Quinn             ?/? 0-00 000    03/10/1927      Braves                  
9       George Roder            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           23 C   
7       Jim Scheffield          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           19 OF  
3       Bob Schlemmer           R/? 5-08 170    00/00/1926      Braves          111 3B  
        Rudolph Smolar          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Braves           12 1B  
6       Harry Spaine            L/? 6-00 189    00/00/1927      Braves           95 OF  
        Burt Stone              R/? 5-08 165    06/21/1928      Braves           67 2B  
        Thomas Jordan           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        James McLaughlin        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

West Frankfort (Illinois) Cardinals

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Everett Johnston        L/R 5-11 160    00/00/1914      Cardinals        15 Manager     
        Nick Adzick             R/? 6-00 180    03/25/1927      Cardinals        69 2-3-S       
        Dom Barczewski          R/? 6-01 175    10/17/1925      Cardinals       108 2-S 
        Charles Broy            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        17 OF  
        Tom Crossley            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals               
        Jim Cupp                R/? 6-00 185    00/00/1927      Cardinals       102 O-C 
        Harry Desmuke           R/L 6-04 198    00/00/1928      Cardinals        21 P   
        Bob England             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        38 O-C 
        Anthony Esposito        R/? 5-10 158    00/00/1928      Cardinals        48 3-S 
        Charlie Frey            L/? 5-07 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals        12 OF  
        Elmer Haas              R/R 6-03 175    00/00/1928      Cardinals        25 P   
        John Harper             R/R 6-04 190    00/00/1927      Cardinals        24 P   
        Ray Higgins             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        34 OF  
        Bill Jacobson           R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1925      Cardinals       108 3-S-O       
        Willis McDonald         R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1927      Cardinals        31 P   
        Frank Monaco            R/? 5-08 160    00/00/1926      Cardinals        79 3-S 
        Al Neal                 ?/? 0-00 000    08/18/1925      Cardinals        26 OF  
        Bill O'Brien            R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1927      Cardinals        26 OF  
        Larry Puent             L/L 6-00 175    00/00/1929      Cardinals        27 P   
        Joe Pusateri            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals               
        Norm Quarrels           R/R 5-08 165    00/00/1928      Cardinals        13     
        George Rappe            R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1928      Cardinals        14 OF  
        Rip Repulski            R/R 6-00 195    10/04/1928      Cardinals       111 OF  MLB
        Gene Revell             R/R 6-06 250    00/00/1926      Cardinals           P   
        Cliff Simpson           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Cardinals        33 SS  
        Jim Starr               R/R 5-10 165    00/00/1924      Cardinals        14     
        Ken Wild                R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1926      Cardinals        63 P-O 
        Hank Wlodarczyk         L/? 6-02 175    00/00/1927      Cardinals       105 1B  
        Dave Young              R/? 6-03 200    07/23/1929      Cardinals        16     
        C.D. Jacobs             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Pete Mondino            ?/? 0-00 000    07/21/1905      N/A                 President   

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.


Sources

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.

  • The Sporting News Baseball Guide for 1948.
  • The Baseball Blue Book for 1947.
  • Programs and scorecard inserts in my collection.

My thanks to David Malamut for his assistance with this project.



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