Unfortunately for Peoria, Lake View Park (located in the open lot across directly behind Peoria Park), was no longer a viable option for professional baseball as it's 1884 architecture was definately showing its age. In order to keep baseball in Peoria, a new ballpark had to be built. So across the street, Woodruff Field rose up to the tune of $50,000. The Tractors would play their "first leg" at Woodruff Field as a co-op team, (as did everyone else). "Major League Affiliations" did not become popular until the 193o's, and the first teams to get an affiliation in the Three-I League didn't do so until 1932. After playing good competitive (above .500) ball for the Three-I League in its first two seasons... the Tractors finally broke through and had an excellent season going 89-45 (.605) in 1925, and taking first place. The team led by manager William Rogers featured two superstar players... Frank McGee (.333, 25 2B, 13 HR, 20 HR) and Joe Bratcher (.444, 214 AB, 15 2B, 20 HR)... both of whom would hit 2o HRs for the league lead. (McGee would also score a league leading 134 Home Runs). Both players would be promoted that season, with Bratcher going to the Triple-A (Class AA) Oakland Oaks and McGee to the Washington Senators Major League club.