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Baseball in Springfield, Illinois

Overview

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



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Springfield, Illinois
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballparks
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982

1950

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 15
  • Won/Lost overall: 1111/947, .540
  • Best season: 94/46, .671 (1987)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: none
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 12/23, .232
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: 2 seasons

Affiliation History

Ballparks:

Franchise:

  • Predecessor (1950): Expansion team (Mississippi-Ohio Valley League).
  • Successor (1950): No successor.
  • Predecessor (1982): Expansion team.
  • Successor (1993): Madison (this is the current Midland (Great Lakes) franchise).
  • Predecessor (1994): Waterloo
  • Successor (1995): Lansing

Team Information


Nickname

        Nickname        Affiliation
1995    Sultans         Royals
1994    Sultans         Padres
1993    Cardinals       Cardinals
1992    Cardinals       Cardinals
1991    Cardinals       Cardinals
1990    Cardinals       Cardinals
1989    Cardinals       Cardinals
1988    Cardinals       Cardinals
1987    Cardinals       Cardinals
1986    Cardinals       Cardinals
1985    Cardinals       Cardinals
1984    Cardinals       Cardinals
1983    Cardinals       Cardinals
1982    Cardinals       Cardinals

Officers

        President        GM
1995    Tom Dickson      Gillian Zucker
1994    Tom Dickson      Jay Brazeau
1993    Stuart Meyer     Lee Landers
1992                     Lee Landers
1991                     Lee Landers
1990    Fred Kuhlman     Lee Landers
1989    August Busch, jr Lee Landers
1988    August Busch, jr Lee Landers
1987    August Busch, jr Lee Landers
1986    August Busch jr  Lee Landers
1985    August Busch jr  Lee Landers
1984    Craig Twaites    Jim Peterson
1983    Joe McDonald     Lee Landers
1982    Whitey Herzog    Lee Landers
        Joe McDonald

Coaching Staff

        Manager         Coaches
1995    Brian Poldberg  Mike Mason*     Rafael Santana
1994    Ed Romero       Saul Saltero*
1993    Mike Ramsey     Scott Melvin
1992    Rick Colbert    Roy Silver
1991    Mike Ramsey     Roger Erickson
1990    Keith Champion  Roger Erickson
1989    Dan Radison     Rick Colbert
1988    Mark DeJohn     Chris Maloney
1987    Gaylen Pitts    Mark Riggins
1986    Gaylen Pitts    Keith Champion
1985    Lloyd Merritt   
1984    Joe Rigoli      Steve Verban
1983    Dave Bialas      
1982    Dave Bialas      

*pitching coaches

MWL Cities
Appleton
Battle Creek
Belleville
Beloit
Burlington
Canton
Cedar Rapids
Centralia
Clinton
Danville
Davenport
Dayton
Decatur
Dubuque
Fort Wayne
Geneva
Grand Rapids
Hannibal
Kenosha
Keokuk
Kokomo
Lafayette
Lansing
Madison
Marion
Mattoon
Michigan City
Midland
Mount Vernon
Paducah
Paris
Peoria
Quincy
Rockford
South Bend
Springfield
Vincennes
Waterloo
Wausau
West Frankfort
Wisconsin Rapids
 

Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half             Second Half           Overall/Composite
1995 | 38 31 .551  3.0 (3)  | 27 43 .386 11.5 (5) | 65 74 .468 (10)
1994 | 38 32 .543   -- (1)  | 31 39 .443 15.0 (3) | 69 71 .493  (8)
1993 | 41 26 .612   -- (1)  | 37 32 .536  7.0 (2) | 78 58 .574  (3)
1992 | 42 28 .600  3.0 (3)  | 42 28 .600  6.5 (2) | 84 56 .600  (2)
1991 | 28 39 .418 13.0 (6T) | 30 40 .429 13.0 (5) | 58 79 .423 (13)
1990 | 32 38 .457 15.0 (5)  | 31 38 .449 13.5 (6) | 63 76 .453  (9)
1989 | 32 35 .478  8.5 (4)  | 41 27 .603  --- (1) | 73 62 .541  (5)
1988 | 32 37 .464 13.5 (5)  | 49 21 .700  --- (1) | 81 58 .583  (3)
1987                                              | 94 46 .671  (1)
1986                                              | 87 53 .621  (1)
1985                                              | 66 74 .471  (8T)
1984                                               | 70 69 .504  (7)
1983                                               | 80 59 .576  (2)
1982                                               | 83 53 .610  (2)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
1994     1 Cedar Rapids d. Springfield, 2-0
1993     1 Clinton d. Springfield, 2-0
1989     1 Springfield d. Cedar Rapids, 2-0
     Champ South Bend d. Springfield, 3-0
1988     1 Cedar Rapids d. Springfield, 2-0
1987     1 Springfield d. Clinton, 2-1
     Champ Kenosha d. Springfield, 3-1
1986     1 Peoria d. Springfield, 2-0
1984     1 Springfield d. Beloit, 2-0
     Champ Appleton d. Springfield, 3-2
1983     1 Springfield d. Cedar Rapids, 2-0
     Champ Appleton d. Springfield, 3-1
1982     1 Appleton d. Springfield, 2-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

1995    Sean McNally              132
1994    Earl Johnson              136
1993    Darmond Stovall           135
1992    Dmitri Young              135
1991    Ignacio Duran             118
1990    Ezequiel Herrera          123
1989    Mike Ross                 129
        Charlie White             129
1988    Ray Lankford              135
        Alex Ojea                 135
1987    Tom Baine                 139
1986    Dennis Carter             138
1985    Craig Wilson              133
1984    Jose Rodriguez            133
1983    Gus Malespin              130
1982    Randy Hunt                134

At Bats

1995    Sean McNally              479
1994    Earl Johnson              533
1993    Keith Johns               467
1992    Dmitri Young              493
1991    Ignacio Duran             443
1990    Ezequiel Herrera          490
1989    Charlie White             504
1988    Ray Lankford              532
1987    Tom Baine                 496
1986    Dennis Carter             518
1985    Craig Wilson              504
1984    Francisco Batista         470
1983    Ed Tanner                 511
1982    Frank Batista             538

Runs Scored

1995    Jed Hansen                 86
1994    Earl Johnson               80
1993    Mike Gulan                 81
1992    Darrel Deak                84
1991    Mateo Ozuna                69
1990    Luis Martinez              58
1989    Charlie White              76
1988    Ray Lankford               90
1987    Tom Baine                  95
1986    Craig Wilson              106
1985    Todd Demeter               66
        Angel Nunley               66
1984    Francisco Batista          78
1983    Ed Tanner                  93
1982    Alan Hunsinger             94

Hits

1995    Sean McNally              130
1994    Earl Johnson              149
1993    Keith Johns               121
1992    Dmitri Young              153
1991    Mateo Ozuna               110
1990    Ezequiel Herrera          130
1989    Mike Ross                 128
1988    Chuck Johnson             154
1987    Tom Baine                 152
1986    Mike Fitzgerald           148
1985    Craig Wilson              132
1984    Francisco Batista         129
1983    Ed Tanner                 163
1982    Frank Batista             167

Home Runs

1995    Sean McNally               12
1994    Juan Espinal               14
1993    Joe Biasucci               26
1992    Darrel Deak                16
1991    Andy Beasley               12
1990    Luis Martinez              10
1989    John Sellick               15
1988    Scott Raziano              15
1987    Todd Zeile                 25
1986    Mike Fitzgerald            19
1985    Tom Amante                 20
1984    Jim Lindeman               18
1983    Bob Geren                  24
1982    Alan Hunsinger             25

Runs Batted In

1995    Sean McNally               79
1994    Roy McKinnis               67
1993    Joe Biasucci               86
1992    Darrel Deak                79
1991    Andy Beasley               60
1990    Luis Martinez              54
1989    John Sellick               74
1988    Ray Lankford               66
1987    Todd Zeile                106
1986    Mike Fitzgerald            93
1985    Tom Amante                 73
1984    Tom Pagnozzi               68
1983    Curt Ford                  91
1982    Alan Hunsinger            102

Stolen Bases

1995    Jed Hansen                 44
1994    Earl Johnson               80
1993    Keith Johns                40
1992    Keith Jones                20
1991    Mateo Ozuna                78
1990    Jose Trujillo              14
1989    Charlie White              50
1988    Bernard Gilkey             56
1987    Tom Baine                  21
1986    Craig Wilson               44
1985    Angel Nunley               46
1984    Mark Daugherty             32
1983    Curt Ford                  28
1982    Bill Lyons                 25

Batting Avg

1995    Rodolfo Mendez           .276
1994    Earl Johnson             .280
1993    Joe Biasucci             .289
1992    Dmitri Young             .310
1991    Andy Beasley             .284
1990    Luis Martinez            .267
1989    Mike Ross                .268
1988    Rodney Brewer            .298
1987    Tom Baine                .306
1986    John Murphy              .325
1985    Harry McCulla            .317
1984    Mark Daugherty           .287
1983    Ed Tanner                .319
1982    Frank Batista            .310

Pitching


Games

1995    Mike MacDonald             55
1994    Bryan Wolff                60
1993    Greg Knowles               54
1992    Frank Cimorelli            65
1991    Dennis Fletcher            56
1990    Steve Gewecke              59
1989    Dave Grimes                62
1988    Greg Becker                58
1987    Howard Hilton              62
1986    Paul Wilmet                56
1985    Greg Dunn                  55
1984    Paul Wilmet                53
1983    Marty Mason                54
1982    Marty Mason                53

Complete Games

1995    Steve Prihoda               1
1994    Brad Kaufman                3
1993    T.J. Mathews                5
1992    Scott Simmons               2
1991    Paul Anderson               5
1990    Bryan Eversgard             2
        Dennis Wiseman              2
1989    Scott Lawrence              7
1988    Frank Potestio              7
1987    Bob Faron                   7
1986    Jeff Oyster                10
1985    John Costello               7
1984    Rich Embser                 8
1983    Al Morlock                  6
1982    Freddie Silva               5

Innings Pitched

1995    Lance Carter              138
1994    Brad Kaufman              145
1993    T.J. Mathews              159
1992    Mike Badorek              187
1991    Frank Cimorelli           192
1990    Ron Weber                 158
1989    Scott Lawrence            171
1988    Frank Potestio            182
1987    Bob Faron                 202
1986    Jeff Oyster               184
1985    John Costello             188
1984    Jay North                 154
1983    Paul Cherry               166
1982    Freddie Silva             163
        Greg Dunn                 163

Strikeouts

1995    Lance Carter              118
1994    Brad Kaufman              122
1993    T.J. Mathews              144
1992    Frank Speek               126
1991    Kevin Nielsen             142
1990    Ron Weber                 121
1989    Luis Faccio               126
1988    Frank Potestio            123
1987    Bill Bivens               165
1986    Jeff Oyster               143
1985    Rich Embser               158
1984    Rich Embser               142
1983    John Young                162
1982    Greg Dunn                 116

Saves

1995    Mike MacDonald             12
1994    Bryan Wolff                24
1993    Kirk Bullinger             33
1992    Gerald Santos              35
1991    Clyde Keller               32
1990    Clyde Keller               26
1989    Dale Kisten                37
1988    Greg Becker                25
1987    Mike Perez                 41
1986    Paul Wilmet                29
1985    Greg Dunn                  20
1984    Paul Wilmet                11
1983    Marty Mason                13
1982    Alex Neely                 12

Wins

1995    Eric Anderson               9
1994    Brad Kaufman               10
1993    T.J. Mathews               12
1992    Mike Badorek               17
1991    Kevin Nielsen              10
1990    Tim Lata                   10
1989    Cory Satterfield           15
1988    Frank Potestio             14
1987    Bob Faron                  19
1986    Jeff Oyster                17
1985    Rich Embser                12
1984    Rich Embser                10
1983    John Young                 15
1982    Greg Dunn                  12

Earned Run Average

1995    Lance Carter             3.99
1994    Brad Kaufman             3.34
1993    T.J. Mathews             2.71
1992    Scott Simmons            2.80
1991    Kevin Nielsen            3.11
1990    Ron Weber                3.47
1989    Scott Lawrence           2.58
1988    Frank Potestio           2.58
1987    Bob Faron                2.14
1986    Jeff Oyster              3.03
1985    Chuck McGrath            3.44
1984    Jay North                2.33
1983    Al Morlock               2.37
1982    Freddie Silva            3.59



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