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Midwest League 1978

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Appleton Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Appleton Foxes (White Sox) 97/40, .708
  • Most Valuable Player: Bill Foley (Burlington/Brewers)
  • Prospect of the Year: Bill Foley (Burlington/Brewers)

  • League Attendance: 555,546
    • 8 teams in two divisions played a 140 game, split-season schedule which began on April 14 and ended on August 31. A two-tier post-season playoff series determined the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1978 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  97  40  .708  (1)
Burlington       Bees       Brewers    69  69  .500  (3)
Cedar Rapids     Giants     Giants     53  83  .390  (8)
Clinton          Dodgers    Dodgers    53  82  .393  (7)
Quad City        Angels     Angels     67  70  .489  (4)
Waterloo         Indians    Indians    91  46  .664  (2)
Wausau           Mets       Mets       55  81  .404  (6)
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      62  76  .449  (5)

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton           51 17 .750  ---   Quad Cities        34 33 .507  ---
Waterloo           41 26 .612  9.5   Burlington         33 35 .485  1.5
Wausau             29 39 .426 22.0   Cedar Rapids       30 36 .455  3.5
Wisconsin Rapids   29 39 .426 22.0   Clinton            22 44 .333 11.5

First half ended on June 22.

Tie Games (2):
Waterloo, Wisconsin Rapids, Quad Cities & Clinton were involved (date and details unknown)


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           50 20 .714  ---   Burlington         36 34 .514  ---
Appleton           46 23 .667  3.5   Quad Cities        33 37 .471  3.0
Wisconsin Rapids   33 37 .471 17.0   Clinton            31 39 .443  5.0
Wausau             26 42 .382 23.0   Cedar Rapids       23 46 .333 12.5

1978 Post Season

Round 1:
Burlington d. Quad City, 2-0
Appleton d. Waterloo, 2-0

Championship:
Appleton d. Burlington, 2-1

1978 All Star Game

June 6 @ Waterloo, IA
All-Stars 11, Omaha Royals 7

          Omaha             005 100 100 -  5  9 ?
          All-Stars         130 501 10x - 11 16 ?

WP: Rusty McDonald (Clinton/Dodgers)
LP: George Throop (Omaha/Royals)
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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