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Midwest League 1960

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Waterloo Hawks (Red Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Hawks (Red Sox)
  • Player of the Year: Tom Haake (Dubuque/Pirates)
  • Rookie of the Year: Bob Sprout (Decatur/Tigers)

  • League Attendance: 395,078
    • 8 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on May 1 and ended on September 1. The first half ended on July 1. A championship playoff was planned between the half-season winners but proved unnecessary because Waterloo won both halves.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

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Overview


Composite 1960 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          C-Sox       White Sox  61  56  .521  (3) Roster
Davenport        Braves      Braves     55  65  .458  (5) Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Tigers     51  71  .418  (8) Roster
Dubuque          Packers     Pirates    66  56  .541  (2) Roster
Keokuk           Cardinals   Cardinals  53  69  .434  (7) Roster
Kokomo           Dodgers     Dodgers    63  59  .516  (4) Roster
Quincy           Giants      Giants     55  66  .455  (6) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks       Red Sox    81  43  .653  (1) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo         39 23 .629  ---
Clinton          33 23 .589  3.0
Dubuque          34 25 .576  3.5
Quincy           32 28 .533  6.0
Davenport        27 32 .458 10.5
Kokomo           27 32 .458 10.5
Decatur          24 35 .407 13.5
Keokuk           21 39 .350 17.0

First half ended on July 1.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo         42 20 .677  ---
Kokomo           36 27 .571  6.5
Keokuk           32 30 .518 10.0
Dubuque          32 31 .508 10.5
Clinton          28 33 .459 13.5
Davenport        28 33 .459 13.5
Decatur          27 36 .429 15.5
Quincy           23 38 .377 18.5

1960 Post Season

Championship:
No playoff; Waterloo won both halves.

No All-Star game was played this season.




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