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Midwest League 1966

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Fox Cities Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Cedar Rapids Cardinals (Cardinals) 81/40, .669

  • League Attendance: 477,635
    • 10 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 24 and ended on August 28. The first half ended on June 25. 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 1966 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  77  48  .616  (3) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  81  40  .669  (1) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Pirates    48  76  .387  (9) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     49  76  .392  (8) Roster
Dubuque          Packers    Indians    44  73  .376 (10) Roster
Fox Cities       Foxes      White Sox  77  47  .621  (2) Roster
Quad City        Angels     Angels     63  61  .508  (4) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       61  63  .492  (5) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks      Red Sox    56  68  .452  (7) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      59  63  .484  (6) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Fox Cities       42 19 .689  ---
Burlington       38 24 .613  4.5
Cedar Rapids     33 25 .569  7.5
Wisconsin Rapids 31 29 .517 10.5
Quincy           31 30 .508 11.0
Quad Cities      30 31 .492 12.0
Waterloo         28 33 .459 14.0
Dubuque          22 33 .400 17.0
Clinton          23 38 .377 19.0
Decatur          23 39 .371 19.5

First half ended on June 25.

Tie Games (2):
Clinton @ Waterloo, June 8 (2-2, 16 innings; rain)
Wisconsin Rapids vs. Quincy (no date or details)

Forfeited Game: Cedar Rapids d. Clinton, June 2. Clinton's manager, Frank Oceak, was ejected in the eighth after protesting the ejection of one of his players, but refused to leave the field. This caused a 41 minute delay which resulted in the Clinton forfeit. Clinton GM Fritz Colschen immediately appealed to the umpires and CR manager Ron Plaza "on behalf of the fans", so the game was actually played to conclusion, with Clinton the apparent victors by a 3-2 score. Cedar Rapids protested that result (of course), and MWL President Jim Doster gave the game back to the Cards on June 11.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Cedar Rapids     48 15 .762  ---
Burlington       39 24 .619  9.0
Fox Cities       35 28 .556 13.0
Quad Cities      33 30 .524 15.0
Quincy           30 33 .476 18.0
Wisconsin Rapids 28 34 .452 19.5
Waterloo         28 35 .444 20.0
Decatur          26 37 .413 22.0
Clinton          25 38 .397 23.0
Dubuque          22 40 .355 25.5

Tie Game: Burlington vs. Fox Cities (no date or details)

Forfeited Game: Waterloo d. Burlington, July 31. Burlington incorrectly thought it would be a night game, and didn't arrive in time to play.


1966 Post Season

Championship:
Fox Cities d. Cedar Rapids, 2-1

1966 All Star Game

July 18 @ Fox Cities (Appleton, Wisconsin)
Appleton 1, All-Stars 0

       All-Stars   000 000 000 - 0
       Fox Cities  001 000 00x - 1

WP: Gary Schaefer (Fox Cities/White Sox)
LP: Ted Friel (Cedar Rapids/Cardinals)
MVP: Bob von Epps (Fox Cities/White Sox)

Box Score and Details




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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