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Three-I League (1901-1961)

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The Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League was colloquially known as the “Three-I League”.  Formed as a Class D League in 1901, the Three-I became a Class B operation in 1902 and stayed at that level until its demise after the 1961 season.  Like most minor leagues of the era, the Three-I went dark for a several seasons during World War I (1918), the Great Depression (1933-1934 & 1936) and World War II (1943-1945).

In addition to Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, the Three-I League also included occasional entries from Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

After dropping to only six clubs in the league membership during the 1961 season, the Three-I League folded on January 7, 1962.

 

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Written by AC

May 21st, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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  1. GO hawks GG!

    Kenneth Galleca

    30 Oct 16 at 6:20 pm

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