Mexicali Mallards - 1902-1974

Al Keefer, GM

Franchise #18

 

History Brief: The Franchise #18 team was based south of the border for nearly 75 years. In 1975, San Francisco empresario Frank Tedeschi swapped his ownership in Franchise #10 for Keefer's share of Mexicali and moved the franchise to California, hoping to cash in big on the Latino appeal. After four years of disappointing attendance, the franchise was sold and moved to Boston, where it eventually came under the control of Marty Fiehl. After moving to Scranton, Franchise #18 grew into the mightiest franchise in TCBA history, retaining its Latin flavor as the Spanish Flies.

In 1975, Keefer used his pharmaceutical knowledge to inject Franchise #10 with new energy, building Evanston into one of the most popular TCBA teams ever. Like the Mallards of Mexicali once did, the Bees of Evanston continue to play to capacity crowds today.

 

 

Al the Mallard

 

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Division Champion

 

1924 1926

1931 1933

1941 1944 1945

1950 1958

1963 1964

1972

 

League Champion

1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Time Record

W

L

4049

4330

 

All-Time Batting Statistics

All-Time Pitching Statistics

 

Team Season Records

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

1974

62

99

4

Brown

1973

67

94

4

Brown

1972

97

65

1

Brown

DC

1971

67

95

3

Gorney

1970

64

97

4

Gorney

1969

69

93

3

Gorney

1968

47

115

4

Gorney

1967

50

111

4

Gorney

1966

67

94

3

Gorney

1965

61

100

4

Gorney

1964

91

70

1

Gorney

DC

1963

89

72

1

Gorney

DC

1962

78

81

2

Gorney

1961

65

80

3

Gorney

1960

88

64

2

Gorney

1959

71

81

3

Gorney

1958

84

69

1

Gorney

DC

1957

75

79

3

Gorney

1956

78

75

2

Gorney

1955

75

79

3

Gorney

1954

80

74

4

Gorney

1953

79

75

3

Gorney

1952

80

74

3

Gorney

1951

56

98

4

Gorney

 

 

 

1950

88

66

1

Gorney

 

DC

 

1949

74

80

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1948

84

70

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1947

76

78

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1946

69

85

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1945

86

68

1

Gorney

 

DC

LC

1944

94

60

1

Gorney

 

DC

 

1943

71

82

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1942

58

96

4

Gorney

 

 

 

1941

87

65

1

Gorney

 

DC

 

1940

84

70

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1939

88

66

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1938

66

88

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1937

57

97

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1936

64

90

4

Gorney

1935

62

88

4

Gorney

1934

76

78

3

Gorney

1933

83

70

1

Gorney

DC

1932

86

68

2

Gorney

1931

88

56

1

Gorney

DC

1930

53

100

3

Gorney

1929

76

77

2

Gorney

1928

83

71

3

Gorney

1927

78

76

2

Gorney

1926

92

63

1

Gorney

DC

1925

92

59

2

Gorney

1924

101

52

1

Gorney

DC

1923

66

88

4

Gorney

1922

82

72

2

Gorney

1921

65

89

4

Gorney