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Baseball in Rockford, Illinois

Overview

Information about Midwest League teams which have played in Rockford, Illinois.


I wrote a short summary of Rockford's MWL history shortly after the franchise completed the 1999 season.



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Rockford, Illinois
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
Farewell
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1993
1992
1990
1989
1988

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 12
  • Won/Lost overall: 881/757, .538
  • Best season: 89/50, .640 (1994)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: none
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 10/20, .333
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: 1 season

Affiliation History

Ballpark:

Franchise:

  • Predecessor: Expansion team.
  • Successor: Dayton

Team Information


Nickname

        Nickname    Affiliation
1999    Reds        Reds
1998    Cubbies     Cubs
1997    Cubbies     Cubs
1996    Cubbies     Cubs
1995    Cubbies     Cubs
1994    Royals      Royals
1993    Royals      Royals
1992    Expos       Expos
1991    Expos       Expos
1990    Expos       Expos
1989    Expos       Expos
1988    Expos       Expos

Officers

        President          GM
 Mandalay Sports & Entertainment
1999    Mark McGuire       Bruce Keiter
 Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc
1998    Mark McGuire       Bruce Keiter
1997    Mark McGuire       Mike Holmes
                           Bruce Keiter
1996    Mark McGuire       Mike Holmes
1995    Mark McGuire       Mike Holmes
1994    Mark McGuire       Mike Holmes
1993    Mark McGuire       Mike Holmes
 Rockford Professional Baseball Club, Inc
1992    William W. McKee   Patrick Daly
1991    William W. McKee   Patrick Daly
1990    William W. McKee   Bill Larsen
1989    Bill McKee         Bill Larsen
1988    Bill McKee         Thom Shannon

Coaching Staff

        Manager        Coaches
1999    Mike Rojas     Derek Botelho*  Jay Sorg
1998    Ruben Amaro    Manny Trillo    Stan Kyles*
1997    Ruben Amaro    Moe Hill        Juan Pizarro*     Tack Wilson
1996    Steve Roadcap  Alan Dunn*      John Pierson
1995    Steve Roadcap  Alan Dunn*      Steve Dillard
1994    John Mizerock  Tom Burgmeier*  Cliff Pastornicky
1993    Mike Jirschele Tom Burgmeier*  Jim Thrift
1992    Rob Leary      Herm Starrette
1991    Pat Kelly      Rich DuBee      Jose Castro
        Rob Leary 
        Rich Dubee
1990    Mike Quade     Sid Monge       Rob Leary
1989    Mike Quade     Mike Parrott    Derrell Baker
1988    Alan Bannister Mike Parrott    Gene Glynn

*pitching coaches
Team
Profiles

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Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half             Second Half           Overall/Composite
1999 | 45 24 .652  --- (1)  | 31 39 .443  9.0 (4) | 76 63 .547  (4)
1998 | 32 39 .451  8.0 (5)  | 39 29 .574  --- (1) | 71 68 .511  (7)
1997 | 32 32 .500  5.5 (2T) | 34 34 .500  3.0 (4) | 66 66 .500  (9)
1996 | 30 36 .455 15.5 (5)  | 40 29 .580  1.5 (2) | 70 65 .519  (5)
1995 | 34 36 .486 11.0 (3)  | 41 29 .586  2.5 (2) | 75 65 .536  (5)
1994*| 44 25 .638   -- (1)  | 45 25 .643   -- (1) | 89 50 .640  (1)
1993 | 43 22 .662   -- (1)  | 35 32 .522  6.5 (3) | 78 54 .591  (2)
1992 | 33 36 .478 10.5 (4T) | 33 34 .493  6.0 (4) | 66 70 .485  (7)
1991 | 37 31 .544  2.0 (2)  | 39 30 .565  3.0 (2) | 76 61 .555  (3)
1990 | 34 34 .500  6.0 (4)  | 22 46 .324 20.0 (7) | 56 80 .412 (12)
1989 | 34 32 .515 12.0 (3)  | 40 27 .597  --- (1) | 74 59 .556  (4)
1988 | 39 29 .574  2.0 (2)  | 45 27 .625  --- (1) | 84 56 .600  (2)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
1999     1 Wisconsin d. Rockford, 2-0
1998     1 Rockford d. Wisconsin, 2-1
         2 Rockford d. Fort Wayne, 2-0
     Champ West Michigan d. Rockford, 3-1
1996     1 Rockford d. Beloit, 2-1
         2 West Michigan d. Rockford, 2-0
1995     1 Beloit d. Rockford, 2-0
1994     1 Rockford d. West Michigan, 2-0
     Champ Cedar Rapids d. Rockford, 3-1
1993     1 South Bend d. Rockford, 2-0
1989     1 South Bend d. Rockford, 2-0
1988     1 Kenosha d. Rockford, 2-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

1999    Dewayne Wise      131
1998    Derrick Bly       135*
1997    Dennis Abreu      126
1996    Scott Vieira      134
1995    Richard Freeman   131
1994    Lino Diaz         127
1993    Rod Myers         129
1992    Tyrone Horne      129
        Domingo Matos     129
1991    Mike Weimerskirch 132
1990    Scott Davison     127
1989    Rod Boddie        133
1988    Troy Ricker       133

At Bats

1999    Dewayne Wise      502
1998    Derrick Bly       490
1997    Dennis Abreu      483
1996    Elinton Jasco     464
1995    Richard Freeman   466
1994    Jeremy Carr       437
1993    Johnny Damon      511*
1992    Mark Grudzielanek 496
1991    Mike Weimerskirch 484
1990    Tyrone Woods      455
1989    Rod Boddie        508
1988    Delino DeShields  460

Runs Scored

1999    Austin Kearns      72
1998    Jaisen Randolph    78
1997    Chad Meyers        89
1996    Elinton Jasco      95
1995    Richard Freeman    89
1994    Jeremy Carr        85
1993    Johnny Damon       82
1992    Tyrone Horne       71
1991    Mike Weimerskirch  84
1990    J.D. Ramirez       56
1989    Rod Boddie         78
1988    Delino DeShields   97*

Hits

1999    Dewayne Wise      127
1998    Mike Amrhein      145
1997    Dennis Abreu      155*
1996    Scott Vieira      143
1995    Richard Freeman   127
1994    Lino Diaz         131
1993    Johnny Damon      148
1992    Tyrone Horne      134
1991    Mike Weimerskirch 131
1990    J.D. Ramirez      112
1989    Rod Boddie        126
        Terrel Hansen     126
1988    Delino DeShields  116

Home Runs

1999    Eric Welsh         16
1998    Mike Amrhein        9
1997    Derrick Bly         8
1996    Kelvin Barnes      11
1995    Pat Cline          13
1994    Sal Fasano         25*
1993    Ramy Brooks        15
1992    Michael Hardge     12
        Tyrone Horne       12
        Tyrone Woods       12
1991    Dandy Smith         8
1990    Tyrone Woods        8
1989    Terrel Hansen      16
1988    Cesar Hernandez    19

Runs Batted In

1999    Dewayne Wise       81
1998    Mike Amrhein       87*
1997    Julio Zuleta       77
1996    Scott Vieira       81
1995    Pat Cline          77
1994    Sal Fasano         81
1993    Ryan Long          68
        Rod Myers          68
1992    Domingo Matos      65
1991    Mike Moberg        61
1990    Tim Laker          57
1989    Terrel Hansen      81
1988    Cesar Hernandez    60

Stolen Bases

1999    Travis Dawkins     38
1998    Felipe Jimenez     36
1997    Chad Meyers        54
1996    Elinton Jasco      48
1995    Steve Walker       40
1994    Jeremy Carr        52
1993    Johnny Damon       59*
1992    Michael Hardge     44
1991    Mike Weimerskirch  32
1990    Scott Davison      22
1989    Rod Boddie         38
1988    Delino DeShields   59*

Batting Avg

1999    Antonio Perez    .288
1998    Mike Amrhein     .317
1997    Dennis Abreu     .321
1996    Scott Vieira     .324
1995    Brandon Pico     .300
1994    Carlos Mendez    .355*
1993    Steve Murphy     .292
1992    Tyrone Woods     .291
1991    Shaun Murphy     .299
1990    Mike Grace       .287
1989    Adam Terris      .281
1988    Paul Frye        .280

Pitching


Games

1999    Joe Giuliano       43
1998    Mathew Magers      50
1997    Trevor Schaffer    46
1996    Gary Marshall      50
1995    Steve Rain         53*
1994    Neil Atkinson      51
1993    Chris Connolly     34
1992    Heath Haynes       45
1991    Bobby Ryan         49
1990    Chris Bushing      46
1989    Darrin Winston     47
1988    Tim Peters         42

Complete Games

1999    James Manias        4
1998    Kyle Lohse          3
1997    Chris Gissell       3
        Phillip Norton      3
1996    Javier Martinez     3
1995    Alfredo Garcia      1
        Geremis Gonzalez    1
        Javier Martinez     1
        Joseph Montelongo   1
1994    Phil Grundy         2
        Kevin Hodges        2       
1993    Rodney Myers        5
1992    Gabe White          7
1991    Mike Mathile        5
1990    Chris Haney         3
1989    Dan Freed           8*
1988    Howard Farmer       8*

Innings Pitched

1999    Lance Davis       127
1998    Kyle Lohse        171
1997    Chris Gissell     144
1996    Jeff Yoder        154
1995    Alfredo Garcia    177
1994    Phil Grundy       151
1993    Chris Sheehan     118
1992    Gabe White        187
1991    Corey Powell      154
1990    Doug Bochtler     139
1989    Dan Freed         193
1988    Howard Farmer     194*

Strikeouts

1999    Dave Therneau     106
1998    Kyle Lohse        121
1997    Jon Cannon        130
1996    Jeff Yoder        124
1995    Alfredo Garcia    120
1994    Ken Ray           128
1993    Bart Evans        120
1992    Gabe White        176*
1991    Corey Powell      120
1990    Doug Bochtler     109
1989    Chris Nabholz     149
1988    Howard Farmer     145

Saves

1999    Jake Meyer         16
1998    Thomas Waligora    18
1997    Trevor Schaffer    21
1996    Brandon Hammack    13
1995    Steve Rain         23*
1994    Nevin Brewer       20
1993    Aaron Dorlarque    16
1992    Heath Haynes       15
1991    Bob Baxter         19
1990    Chris Bushing      12
1989    Darrin Winston     16
1988    Tim Peters         22

Wins

1999    Dave Therneau      12
1998    Kyle Lohse         13
1997    Jose Espinal       10
1996    Jeff Yoder         12
1995    Alfredo Garcia     14
1994    Phil Grundy        15*
1993    Bart Evans         10
1992    Gabe White         14
1991    Corey Powell       12
1990    Joe Logan          10
1989    Dan Freed          13
        Chris Nabholz      13
1988    Howard Farmer      15*

Earned Run Average

1999    Robert Averette  2.58
1998    Kyle Lohse       3.22
1997    Jon Cannon       3.13
1996    Jeff Yoder       3.44
1995    Alfredo Garcia   3.76
1994    Ken Ray          1.82*
1993    Chris Sheehan    2.83
1992    Kirk Rueter      2.58
1991    Corey Powell     3.16
1990    Jim Eddy         3.48
1989    Chris Nabholz    2.18
1988    Howard Farmer    2.51



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