Of Iron Men, and Dubuque Finances

From the September 5, 1956 issue of The Sporting News (page 38):

Matching iron man attempts, Bill Bauernfeind of Michigan City and Joe Schaffernoth of Paris opposed each other in both games of a Midwest League double-header, August 21. Bauernfeid won the seven-inning opener, 1 to 0, but was kayoed in the first frame of the nightcap and lost to Schaffernoth, 10 to 5. The Paris pitcher, who was relieved after six innings, won his nineteenth game of the season and added No. 20 the following night when he received credit for a 12 to 11 victory over Michigan City. Hurling one inning, Schaffernoth permitted the White Caps to tie the score at 11 to 11, but he came through with a single in Paris’ half to drive in the winning run.

Also noted on that page:

  • Paul Friz was looking into the possibility of moving a Midwest League team to Terre Haute.
  • Chuck Smith of Lafayette broke the MWL (previously M-OV) Strikeout record with 257. The note also acknowledged new league Home Run (Tex Gholson, Paris) and Steals (Tom Humber, Clinton) records without mentioning any actual numbers.
  • Dubuque beat Paris by a 36-12 score on August 29. The Packers had 27 hits and 5 homers, and clinched the second-half championship with this game. (One has to assume the Lakers played a pretty sloppy game.) On the same day, Mattoon beat Michigan City by a 27-15 score.

And this from TSN of November 27, 1957 (page 51):

The Dubuque (Midwest) Packers showed a net profit of $3,549.35 for the 1957 season, President John Petrakis reported, November 20, marking the third straight year that the club had finished in the black on its operations. A breakdown showed total receipts of $61,656.08, including ticket sales, concessions and advertising, while expenses amounted to $57,106.73.

Courtesy of Paper of Record.