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Des Moines Bruins


Des Moines Bruins

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the Des Moines Bruins were a minor league baseball team that played in the Western League from 1947 to 1958. Their home ballpark was Sec Taylor Stadium, and they were affiliated with the Chicago Cubs (1947 to 1957) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1958).[1]

Year-by-year record

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1947 75-52 2nd Jim Keesey Lost in 1st round
1948 76-64 1st Stan Hack Lost in 1st round
1949 70-70 4th Stan Hack Lost League Finals
1950 84-70 3rd Charlie Root Lost in 1st round
1951 73-78 5th Al Todd
1952 57-97 8th Harry Strohm
1953 77-78 4th Kemp Wicker / Bruce Edwards League Champs
1954 88-66 2nd Les Peden League Champs
1955 77-74 4th Les Peden (37-45) / Pepper Martin (40-29) Lost League Finals
1956 72-67 3rd Lou Klein
1957 60-92 8th Lou Stringer / Hersh Martin none
1958 61-83 8th Roy Hartsfield none


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