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Midwest League 1962

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Dubuque Packers (Indians)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Hawks (Red Sox) 73/50, .593
  • Player of the Year: Tony Torchia (Keokuk/Midwest/Dodgers)
  • Rookie of the Year: Barry Shollenberger (Waterloo/Red Sox)

  • League Attendance: 533,079
    • 10 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on May 6 and ended on September 8. A single-tier championship playoff was held between the half-season winners.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1962 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname    Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes       Orioles    61  63  .492  (7)   Roster
Burlington       Bees        Pirates    44  79  .358  (9)   Roster
Cedar Rapids     Braves      Braves     58  66  .468  (8)   Roster
Clinton          C-Sox       White Sox  63  62  .504  (6)   Roster
Decatur          Commodores  Giants     42  78  .350 (10)   Roster
Dubuque          Packers     Indians    71  52  .577  (2)   Roster
Keokuk/Midwest   Dodgers     Dodgers    67  57  .540  (5)   Roster
Quad Cities      Angels      Angels     71  54  .568  (3)   Roster
Quincy           Jets        Mets       68  57  .544  (4)   Roster
Waterloo         Hawks       Red Sox    73  50  .593  (1)   Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Dubuque          40 20 .667  ---
Keokuk           33 25 .569  6.0
Quincy           32 25 .561  6.5
Waterloo         33 26 .559  6.5
Quad Cities      31 27 .534  8.0
Clinton          30 30 .500 10.0
Cedar Rapids     26 32 .448 13.0
Decatur          25 34 .424 14.5
Appleton         25 36 .410 15.5
Burlington       19 39 .328 20.0

First half ended on July 7.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo         40 24 .625  ---
Quad Cities      40 27 .597  1.5
Appleton         36 27 .571  3.5
Quincy           36 32 .529  6.0
Keokuk/Midwest   34 32 .515  7.0
Clinton          33 32 .508  7.5
Dubuque          31 32 .492  8.5
Cedar Rapids     32 34 .485  9.0
Burlington       25 40 .385 15.5
Decatur          17 44 .279 21.5

Tie Games (3):
Burlington (2), Appleton, Clinton, Dubuque, & Decatur were involved (no dates or details).

The Keokuk francise failed on August 7. The league moved the team to Dubuque, recruited John Petrakis to oversee the operation, and renamed the team to the Midwest Dodgers. For the remainder of the season they shared Petrakis Park with the Packers. At the time of the failure, Keokuk's record for the half was 16-16 (.500); the Dodgers posted a 18-16 (.529) record in Dubuque.


1962 Post Season

Championship:
Dubuque d. Waterloo, 3-1

No All-Star game was played this season.




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