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Midwest League 1969

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Appleton Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Appleton Foxes (White Sox) 84/41, .672

  • League Attendance: 367,420
    • 9 teams played a 128 game, split-season schedule which began on April 27 and ended on September 1. Since there were an odd number of teams, one club had a bye every day; there were also many more scheduled double headers than in a normal season. A single-tier championship playoff was scheduled to be played between the half-season winners, but was unnecessary because Appleton won both half-pennants.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1969 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  84  41  .672  (1) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  58  66  .468  (5) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  55  68  .447  (7) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Pilots     72  51  .585  (2) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     53  66  .445  (6) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     64  57  .529  (4) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       64  55  .538  (3) Roster
Waterloo         Hawks      Royals     52  72  .419  (8) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      49  75  .395  (9) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton         35 19 .648  ---
Quad Cities      35 19 .648  ---
Quincy           34 19 .642  0.5
Clinton          30 23 .566  4.5
Cedar Rapids     27 26 .509  7.5
Burlington       27 27 .500  8.0
Waterloo         23 29 .442 11.0
Decatur          14 35 .286 18.5
Wisconsin Rapids 12 40 .231 22.0

First half ended on June 28.

Tie-Breaker: Appleton defeated Quad Cities on July 16 (4-3, 16 innings, at Appleton) in a regularly-scheduled game and was awarded the first half championship. This game was also counted in the second half standings.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton         49 22 .690  ---
Clinton          42 28 .600  6.5
Decatur          39 31 .557  9.5
Wisconsin Rapids 37 35 .514 12.5
Quincy           30 36 .455 16.5
Burlington       31 39 .443 17.5
Quad Cities      29 38 .433 18.0
Waterloo         29 43 .403 20.5
Cedar Rapids     28 42 .400 20.5

Tie Game: Quincy vs. Cedar Rapids, July 26 (4-4, 8th inning; rain)


1969 Post Season

Championship:
No playoff; Appleton won both halves.

1969 All Star Game

July 21 @ Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton 5, All-Stars 3

      All-Stars         101 010 000 - 3
      Appleton          010 010 21x - 5

WP: Bart Johnson (Appleton/White Sox)
LP: Bill Geiger (Burlington/Athletics)
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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