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Midwest League 1979

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Quad City Cubs (Cubs)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Indians (Indians) 81/54, .600
  • Most Valuable Player: Dave Stockstill (Wausau/Cooperative [Cubs])
  • Prospect of the Year: Dave Stockstill (Wausau/Cooperative [Cubs])
  • Manager of the Year: Tom Robson (Wausau)

  • League Attendance: 485,917
    • 8 teams in two divisions played a 136 game, split-season schedule which began on April 13 and ended on August 30. A two-tier post-season championship series was determined the league championship.
    • The MWL had teams in Iowa and Wisconsin.


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Overview


Composite 1979 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  63  72  .467  (5)
Burlington       Bees       Brewers    53  83  .390  (8)
Cedar Rapids     Giants     Giants     58  78  .426  (7)
Clinton          Dodgers    Dodgers    74  59  .556  (3)
Quad City        Cubs       Cubs       77  56  .579  (2)
Waterloo         Indians    Indians    81  54  .600  (1)
Wausau           Timbers    Coop       69  61  .531  (4)
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      60  72  .455  (6)

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           42 25 .627  ---   Quad City          38 27 .585  ---
Appleton           38 29 .567  4.0   Burlington         33 35 .485  6.5
Wausau             29 37 .439 12.5   Clinton            31 35 .470  7.5
Wisconsin Rapids   26 41 .388 16.0   Cedar Rapids       30 38 .441  9.5

First half ended on June 19.

Tie Game: Appleton vs. Quad Cities (date and details unknown)


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Wausau             40 24 .625  ---   Clinton            43 24 .642  ---
Waterloo           39 29 .574  3.0   Quad City          39 29 .574  4.5
Wisconsin Rapids   34 31 .523  6.5   Cedar Rapids       28 40 .412 15.5
Appleton           25 43 .368 17.0   Burlington         20 48 .294 23.5

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


1979 Post Season

Round 1:
Quad City d. Clinton, 2-1
Waterloo d. Wausau, 2-1

Championship:
Quad City d. Waterloo, 2-1

1979 All Star Game

June 6 @ Cedar Rapids, IA
South 9, North 2

          North             000 100 010 - 2  4 ?
          South             801 000 00x - 9 13 ?

WP: Troy Wilder (Waterloo/Indians)
LP: Larry Wright (Clinton/Dodgers)
MVP: none selected

Box Score and Details


1979 League Changes

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Sources

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 2007)
  • 1980 Sporting News Guide
  • 1979 Baseball Blue Book
  • 1989 Midwest League Record Book
  • 1980 Midwest League Media Guide
  • The Baseball Cube
  • 1979 & 1980 Programs/Yearbooks:
    • 1979 Appleton Foxes
    • 1979 Wausau Timbers
    • 1979 Wisconsin Rapids Twins
    • 1980 Cedar Rapids Reds
    • 1980 Burlington Bees
    • 1979 & 1980 Waterloo Indians



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