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Midwest League 1977

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Burlington Bees (Brewers)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Indians (Indians) 80/58, .580
  • Most Valuable Player: Paul Molitor (Burlington/Brewers)
  • Prospect of the Year: Paul Molitor (Burlington/Brewers)

  • League Attendance: 548,097
    • 8 teams in two divisions played a 140 game, split-season schedule which began on April 15 and ended on August 31. A two-tier post-season playoff determined the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1977 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  54  84  .391  (8) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Brewers    71  68  .511  (5) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Giants     Giants     74  66  .529  (4) Roster
Clinton          Dodgers    Dodgers    79  59  .572  (2) Roster
Quad City        Angels     Angels     75  64  .540  (3) Roster
Waterloo         Indians    Indians    80  58  .580  (1) Roster
Wausau           Mets       Mets       55  83  .399  (7) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      66  72  .478  (6) Roster

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           38 31 .551  ---   Cedar Rapids       45 25 .643  ---
Wausau             30 40 .429  8.5   Clinton            43 26 .623  1.5
Wisconsin Rapids   28 42 .400 10.5   Quad Cities        41 29 .586  4.0
Appleton           26 44 .371 12.5   Burlington         28 42 .400 17.0

First half ended on June 24.

Tie Game: Wausau vs. Burlington (date and details unknown)


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           42 27 .609  ---   Burlington         43 26 .623  ---
Wisconsin Rapids   38 30 .559  3.5   Clinton            36 33 .522  7.0
Appleton           28 40 .412 13.5   Quad Cities        34 35 .493  9.0
Wausau             25 43 .368 16.5   Cedar Rapids       29 41 .414 14.5

1977 Post Season

Round 1:
Burlington d. Cedar Rapids, 1-0
Waterloo bye

Championship:
Burlington d. Waterloo, 2-0

1977 All Star Game

June 8 @ Burlington, Iowa
All-Stars 5, Iowa Oaks 2

          Iowa              001 000 001 - 2 9 ?
          All-Stars         000 002 30x - 5 7 ?

WP: Tim Bannister (Burlington/Brewers)
LP: Duane Shaffer (Iowa/White Sox)
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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