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Midwest League 1965

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Burlington Bees (Athletics)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Burlington Bees (Athletics) 82/40, .672
  • Manager of the Year: Gus Niarhos (Burlington/Athletics)

  • League Attendance: 505,236
    • 10 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 25 and ended on August 28; the first half ended on June 27. A single-tier championship playoff was planned between the half-season winners, but proved unnecessary as Burlington took both half-season titles.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1965 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  82  40  .672  (1) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  62  52  .544  (3) Roster
Clinton          C-Sox      White Sox  45  72  .385 (10) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     60  60  .500  (5) Roster
Dubuque          Packers    Indians    47  73  .392  (9) Roster
Fox Cities       Foxes      Orioles    55  63  .466  (7) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     53  70  .431  (8) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       69  50  .580  (2) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks      Red Sox    63  55  .534  (4) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      60  61  .496  (6) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Burlington       40 20 .667  ---
Quincy           36 23 .610  3.5
Decatur          37 25 .597  4.0
Waterloo         30 26 .536  8.0
Wisconsin Rapids 30 30 .500 10.0
Cedar Rapids     28 29 .491 10.5
Clinton          26 31 .456 12.5
Fox Cities       25 35 .417 15.0
Quad Cities      25 37 .403 16.0
Dubuque          20 41 .328 20.5

First half ended on June 27.

Tie Games (2):
Fox Cities vs. Quincy (no date and details)
Waterloo at Fox Cities (unknown date prior to June 6; 11 inning tie but no further details)


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Burlington       42 20 .677  ---
Cedar Rapids     34 23 .596  5.5
Quincy           33 27 .550  8.0
Waterloo         33 29 .532  9.0
Fox Cities       30 28 .517 10.0
Wisconsin Rapids 30 31 .492 11.5
Quad Cities      28 33 .459 13.5
Dubuque          27 32 .458 13.5
Decatur          23 35 .397 17.0
Clinton          19 41 .317 22.0

Tie Game: Decatur at Cedar Rapids, August 26 (3-3, called after 6 innings; rain. Decatur had scored in the seventh, but the game reverted to the last completed inning.)


1965 Post Season

Championship:
No playoff; Burlington won both halves.

No All-Star game was played this season.




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