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Midwest League 1961

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Quincy Giants (Giants)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Hawks (Red Sox) 75/51, .595
  • Player of the Year: Hector Cardenas (Dubuque/Indians)
  • Rookie of the Year: Dennis Ribant (Quad Cities/Braves)

  • League Attendance: 415,961
    • 8 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 30 and ended on August 31. The first half ended July 1. A single-tier championship playoff was held between the half-season winners.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

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Overview


Composite 1961 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Clinton          C-Sox       White Sox  69  56  .552  (2) Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Tigers     57  65  .467  (6) Roster
Dubuque          Packers     Indians    64  61  .512  (5) Roster
Keokuk           Cardinals   Cardinals  40  82  .328  (8) Roster
Kokomo           Dodgers     Dodgers    55  65  .458  (7) Roster
Quad Cities      Braves      Braves     68  56  .548  (3) Roster
Quincy           Giants      Giants     67  59  .532  (4) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks       Red Sox    75  51  .595  (1) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo         38 24 .613  ---
Clinton          35 28 .556  3.5
Dubuque          33 29 .532  5.0
Quad Cities      32 30 .516  6.0
Decatur          31 31 .500  7.0
Quincy           29 33 .468  9.0
Kokomo           27 33 .450 10.0
Keokuk           22 39 .361 15.5

First half ended on July 1.

Tie Games (3):
Waterloo (2), Dubuque, Decatur, Kokomo, & Keokuk were involved (no dates or details).

Forfeited Game: Keokuk d. Waterloo, June 14 (Waterloo refused to send a batter to the plate when umpire Howard Miller ejected batter Jim Busby and manager Matt Sczesny for protesting a call in the second inning).


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Quincy           38 26 .594  ---
Quad Cities      36 26 .581  1.0
Waterloo         37 27 .578  1.0
Clinton          34 28 .548  3.0
Dubuque          31 32 .492  6.5
Kokomo           28 32 .467  8.0
Decatur          26 34 .433 10.0
Keokuk           18 43 .295 18.5

Quincy and Waterloo met in a single-game playoff on September 1 which is counted in these standings.


1961 Post Season

Championship:
Quincy d. Waterloo, 3-2

No All-Star game was played this season.




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