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Midwest League Reference Pages

Single Season Records

This page lists individual and team single-season performance records for the Midwest League--Single A, minor league baseball in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. This page lists the top individual performances since the league's beginnings as the Illinois State League in 1947; the league was also known as the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League for several years.


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Individual Hitting

Annual Hitting Leaders

Games

1980    James Christensen   Wisconsin Rapids     140
1987    Keith Lockhart      Cedar Rapids         140

Batting Average

1956    Grover Jones        Dubuque             .409

At Bats

1980    James Christensen   Wisconsin Rapids     567

Runs Scored

1950    James Belz          West Frankfort       133

Runs Batted In

1952    James Zapp          Paris                136

Home Runs

1982    Jeff Jones          Cedar Rapids          42

Stolen Bases

2001    Christopher Morris  Peoria               111

Walks

1962    Vanity Rushing      Waterloo             150

Individual Pitching

Annual Pitching Leaders

Games

1992    Frank Cimorelli     Springfield           65

Innings Pitched

1955    Ronald Hagler       Hannibal           249.2

Complete Games

1959    Joel McDaniel       Decatur               26

Wins

1950    Eugene Pisarski     Centralia             22
1952    Kenneth Gohn        Danville              22
1954    John Baumgartner    Decatur               22
1956    Arturo Miro         Clinton               22
1959    Joel McDaniel       Decatur               22

Winning Percentage

1987    Bryan Hickerson     Clinton            1.000
                                               (11-0)

Shutouts

1959    Joel McDaniel       Decatur                9
1967    Robert DeLong       Decatur                9

Earned Run Average

1966    Vern Geishert       Quad City           1.13

Strikeouts

1965    Danny Morris        Wisconsin Rapids     274

Saves

2000    J.J. Trujillo       Fort Wayne            42

Team Hitting

Batting Average

1956      Paris            Cubs          .288

Runs Scored

1956      Paris            Cubs           924

Hits

2005      South Bend       Diamondbacks  1350

Doubles

1999      Lansing          Cubs           288

Triples

1950      Mattoon          Independent     79

Home Runs

1961      Waterloo         Red Sox        155

Grand Slam HRs

1981      Wisconsin Rapids Twins           10

Extra Base Hits

1999      Lansing          Cubs           495

Stolen Bases

1994      Burlington       Expos          319

Walks

1949      Paducah          Independent    858

Strikeouts

2004      Dayton           Reds          1381

Left on Base

1949      Mount Vernon     Independent   1141

Team Pitching

Earned Run Avg

1967     Appleton         White Sox    2.52

Complete Games

1957      Decatur          Cardinals     71

Saves

1993      Clinton          Giants        52

Fewest Walks

2002      Fort Wayne       Padres       318

Strikeouts

1998      Wisconsin        Mariners    1274

Shutouts

1974      Quad Cities      Angels        23

Sources:

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball
Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolfe, editors
Durham: Baseball America, 1993, 1997.

Midwest League Media Guide & Record Book

Midwest League Website Records Page (no longer available)

News sources



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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.

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