Quincy Gems (minor league team)

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The Quincy Gems were a minor league baseball team that existed on and off from 1907 to 1964. Based in Quincy, Illinois, they played in the Iowa State League in 1907, the Central Association in 1908, the Three-I League from 1913 to 1917 and from 1946 to 1956, and the Midwest League in 1964. They were affiliated with the New York Yankees from 1946 to 1956, and from 1946 to 1956 and in 1964 their home ballpark was Q Stadium.[1] The 1964 Gems had no major league affiliation, and were the last minor league team in the United States to operate independently until the 1973 Portland Mavericks.

Year-by-year record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1907 61-66 6th Harry Hofer none
1908 73-55 3rd Harry Hofer none
1913 79-60 1st Thomas Hackett / Nick Kahl League Champs
1914 61-71 6th Nick Kahl none
1915 65-56 4th John Castle
1916 57-77 7th John Castle none
1917 27-38 5th Ted Waring Season shortened to July 8
1946 37-82 8th Edward Marleau / Cedric Durst
1947 50-75 7th Gordie Hinkle
1948 81-45 1st James Adlam Lost in 1st round
1949 59-67 5th James Adlam
1950 64-60 4th James Adlam Lost in 1st round
1951 65-65 3rd Dutch Zwilling League Champs
1952 54-72 7th Paul Chervinko
1953 70-58 2nd Vern Hoscheit League Champs
1954 71-64 4th Vern Hoscheit League Champs
1955 52-74 7th Vern Hoscheit
1956 56-64 5th Vern Hoscheit
1964 42-78 10th Jim Finigan / Les Peden

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