Centralia Cubs

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Team History[edit]

The Centralia Cubs, based in Centralia, Illinois, were charter members of the Illinois State League (1947–1948). The Illinois State League eventually evolved into today's Midwest League.

The Centralia franchise lased for six seasons. Centralia was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs in 1947 and 1948, and played home games at Fan's Field.[1][2] Fan's Field was located at East Rexford Street at Jackson Avenue, where the park sat adjacent to the public school.[3][4]

The franchise eventually folded in 1952 and was not replaced in the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League. Their overall record was 368-349 (.513).[5]

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1947 60-52 2nd Chuck Hawley none
1948 41-79 6th Willard Sellergren / Claude Passeau
1949 74-44 1st Lou Bekeza Lost in 1st round