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Baseball in Midland, Michigan

known as Great Lakes

Overview

The record of the Midwest League franchise in Midland, Michigan.

Midland hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 2008.



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Midland, Michigan
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
2007 2008
2009

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 3
  • Won/Lost overall: 192/226, .459
  • Best season: 81/59, .579 (2009)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: none
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 3/3, .500
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: no seasons

Midland joined the MWL in 2007, when the franchise was transferred from Battle Creek, Michigan. Midland is still represented in the Midwest League.

Historically, this is the Springfield, Illinois, franchise.

Seasonal Results
Other Leagues


Team Names

  • Great Lakes Loons (2007-)

Affiliations

Officers, Managers, & Coaches


Ballpark

Attendance record

  • 324,564 (2007)

Ballparks & Attendance


Best Seasons

  • Hitter: Kyle Russell (2009) .272, 26 HR, 102 RBI
  • Pitcher: Steve Johnson (2007) 9-2, 57 strikeouts, 2.34

Best Big League Career

  • It will be a few years....

Awards

  • 2007 Clayton Kershaw (Midwest League Prospect of the Year)
  • 2008 Paul Barbeau (Midwest League Executive of the Year)
  • 2009 Kyle Russell (Midwest League Co-Most Valuable Player)
  • 2009 Dee Gordon (Midwest League Co-Most Valuable Player & Prospect of the Year)

Midland Highlights


Team Records

Hitters

  • Batting: Eduardo Perez (2007) .311
  • Home Runs: Kyle Russell (2009) 26
  • Runs Batted In: Kyle Russell (2009) 102
  • Stolen Bases: Dee Gordon (2009) 73

Seasonal Hitting Leaders

Pitchers

  • Wins: Jon Michael Redding (2009) 16
  • Won/Lost (10 decisions): Steve Johnson (2008) 9-2, .818
  • Earned Run Average: Josh Walter (2009) 3.27
  • Strikeouts: Clayton Kershaw (2007) 134
  • Saves: Miguel Ramirez (2008) 20

Seasonal Pitching Leaders


Sources

These pages draw heavily on several sources:

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, eds, The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 1997)
  • Midwest League Media Guide and Record Book (Beloit: Midwest League, various years; title varies)
  • Baseball America's Almanac (Durham: Baseball America, various years)
  • News sources.

Team
Profiles

2007
2008
2009

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The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

Disclaimers:
This website is a private project and has no official relation with or sanction from the Midwest League or Minor League Baseball.
The opinions expressed on this page are mine, and are worth about that.


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