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Midwest League 1968

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Quad Cities Angels (Angels)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Decatur Commodores (Giants) 69/48, .590

  • League Attendance: 441,938
    • 10 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 28 and ended on September 2. A post-season championship series was played between the half-season leaders.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1968 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  57  61  .483  (6) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  48  68  .414 (10) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  63  53  .543  (3) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Pirates    54  67  .446  (9) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     69  48  .590  (1) Roster
Dubuque          Royals     Royals/
                             Co-op     54  61  .470  (7) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     65  50  .565  (2) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       59  59  .500  (5) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks      Red Sox    53  60  .469  (8) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      62  57  .521  (4) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Quad Cities      35 19 .648  ---
Cedar Rapids     32 22 .593  3.0
Dubuque          32 24 .571  4.0
Wisconsin Rapids 32 26 .552  5.0
Decatur          29 27 .518  7.0
Clinton          28 32 .467 10.0
Appleton         26 32 .448 11.0
Quincy           24 33 .421 12.5
Burlington       22 33 .400 13.5
Waterloo         20 32 .385 14.0

First half ended on June 29.

Tie Games (2):
Clinton @ Waterloo, May 13 (5-5, 12 1/2 innings; rain)
Clinton vs. Burlington (no date or details)


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Decatur          40 21 .656  ---
Quincy           35 26 .574  5.0
Waterloo         33 28 .541  7.0
Appleton         31 29 .517  8.5
Cedar Rapids     31 31 .500  9.5
Quad Cities      30 31 .492 10.0
Wisconsin Rapids 30 31 .492 10.0
Burlington       26 35 .426 14.0
Clinton          26 35 .426 14.0
Dubuque          22 37 .373 17.0

Tie Game: Quincy vs. Wisconsin Rapids (no date or details)


1968 Post Season

Championship:
Quad City d. Decatur, 2-1

1968 All Star Game

July 8 @ Quad Cities (Davenport, Iowa)
All-Stars 5, Quad City 1

      All-Stars         220 000 010 - 5
      Quad Cities       010 000 000 - 1

WP: Steve Sibley (Decatur/Giants)
LP: Greg Washburn (Quad City/Angels)
MVP: none selected

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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