Centralia Cubs

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Centralia Cubs
Centralia, Illinois
Class D 1947–1952
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Team data
Previous names
Previous parks
Fan's Field

The Centralia Cubs, based in Centralia, Illinois, US, were one namesake of the Centralia franchise that played in the Illinois State League (1947–1948) and Mississippi–Ohio Valley League (1949–1952), the two leagues that were the direct predecessors of the Midwest League.


The Centralia franchise lasted for six seasons. The two leagues it played in were direct predecessors of today's Midwest League. Centralia was a charter member of the ISL. Centralia was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs in 1947 and 1948, and played home games at Fan's Field.[1] The franchise was also known as the Centralia Sterlings(1950) and the Centralia Zeros (1951 -1952). The 1950 squad finished 83-40.[2][3] The franchise folded in 1952 and was not replaced in the Mississippi–Ohio Valley League. Their overall record was 368-349 .513.[4]

The ballpark[edit]

The franchise played at Fan's Field, which was located at East Rexford Street at Jackson Avenue, where the park sat adjacent to the public school.[5][6]

No Hitters[edit]

Notalbe alumni[edit]