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Midwest League 1982

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Appleton Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Madison Muskies (Athletics) 87/52, .626
  • Most Valuable Player: Tom Romano (Madison/Athletics)
  • Prospect of the Year: Mark Grant (Clinton/Giants)
  • Manager of the Year: George Enright (Quad City/Cubs)

  • League Attendance: 1,005,530
    • 12 teams in three divisions played a 144 game schedule which began on April 9 and ended on August 31. A two-tier post-season playoff, with one wild-card team, determined the championship.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


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Overview


Composite 1982 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  81  59  .579  (3)
Beloit           Brewers    Brewers    71  68  .511  (6)
Burlington       Rangers    Rangers    63  75  .457  (7T)
Cedar Rapids     Reds       Reds       61  79  .436  (9)
Clinton          Giants     Giants     63  75  .457  (7T)
Danville         Suns       Angels     57  80  .416 (10)
Madison          Muskies    Athletics  87  52  .626  (1)
Quad City        Cubs       Cubs       79  60  .568  (4)
Springfield      Cardinals  Cardinals  83  53  .610  (2)
Waterloo         Indians    Indians    75  64  .540  (5)
Wausau           Timbers    Mariners   55  84  .396 (12)
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      56  82  .406 (11)

Divisional Record

Northern         W  L   Pct  GB    Central     W  L   Pct  GB    Southern     W  L   Pct  GB
Madison          87 52 .626  ---   Springfield 83 53 .610  ---   Quad City    79 60 .568  ---
Appleton         81 59 .579  6.5   Beloit      71 68 .511 13.5   Waterloo     75 64 .540  4.0
Wisconsin Rapids 56 82 .406 30.5   Clinton     63 75 .457 21.0   Burlington   63 75 .457 15.5
Wausau           55 84 .396 32.0   Danville    57 80 .416 26.5   Cedar Rapids 61 79 .436 18.5

1982 Post Season

Round 1:
Appleton d. Springfield, 2-0
Madison d. Quad City, 2-0

Championship:
Appleton d. Madison, 2-1

1982 All Star Game

July 14 @ Davenport (Quad City), IA
North 4, South 2

          North             021 010 000 - 4 9 ?
          South             001 000 100 - 2 4 ?

WP: Mark Grant (Clinton/Giants)
Sv: Martin Antunez (Beloit/Brewers)
LP: Fred Silva (Springfield/Cardinals)
MVP: Mark Grant (Clinton/Giants)

Box Score and Details


1982 League Changes

  • Danville Suns: expansion franchise; new nickname, new affiliation (Angels), and a return to Danville Stadium.
  • Beloit Brewers: expansion franchise; new nickname, new affiliation, and a new stadium (Telfer Park).
  • Springfield Cardinals: expansion franchise; new nickname, new affiliation, and a new stadium (Lanphier Park).
  • Madison Muskies: expansion franchise; new nickname, new affiliation (Athletics), and a new stadium (Warner Park).
  • Burlington Rangers changed name (from Bees) and affiliation (from Brewers).

Sources

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 2007)
  • 1983 Baseball America Statistics Report
  • 1983 Sporting News Guide
  • 1989 Midwest League Record Book
  • 1982 & 1983 Midwest League Media Guide
  • 1982 & 1983 Programs/Yearbooks:
    • 1982 & 1983 Wausau Timbers
    • 1982 & 1983 Waterloo Indians
    • 1982 & Burlington Rangers
    • 1982 Madison Muskies
    • 1982 Wisconsin Twins
    • 1983 Cedar Rapids Reds
    • 1983 Peoria Suns
    • 1983 Appleton Foxes



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