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Midwest League 1983

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Appleton Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Appleton Foxes (White Sox) 87/50, .635
  • Most Valuable Player: Curt Ford (Springfield/Cardinals)
  • Prospect of the Year: Shawon Dunston (Quad City/Cubs)
  • Manager of the Year: Gomer Hodge (Waterloo/Indians)
  • Executive of the Year: Lee Landers (Springfield/Cardinals)

  • League Attendance: 1,180,950
    • 12 teams in three divisions played a 140 game schedule which began on April 15 and ended on September 3. A two-tier post-season playoff, with one wild card team, determined the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


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Overview


Composite 1983 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname  Affiliate  Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes     White Sox   87  50  .635  (1)
Beloit           Brewers   Brewers     66  71  .482  (9)
Burlington       Rangers   Rangers     71  68  .511  (7)
Cedar Rapids     Reds      Reds        76  64  .543  (3T)
Clinton          Giants    Giants      56  82  .406 (10)
Madison          Muskies   Athletics   71  67  .514  (5T)
Peoria           Suns      Angels      54  85  .388 (12)
Quad City        Cubs      Cubs        68  71  .489  (8)
Springfield      Cardinals Cardinals   80  59  .576  (2)
Waterloo         Indians   Indians     76  64  .543  (3T)
Wausau           Timbers   Mariners    55  83  .399 (11)
Wisconsin Rapids Twins     Twins       71  67  .514  (5T)

Divisional Record

Northern         W  L   Pct  GB    Central      W  L   Pct  GB    Southern    W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton         87 50 .635  ---   Cedar Rapids 76 64 .543  ---   Springfield 80 59 .576  ---
Madison          71 67 .514 16.5   Waterloo     76 64 .543  ---   Burlington  71 68 .511  9.0
Wisconsin Rapids 71 67 .514 16.5   Beloit       66 71 .482  8.5   Quad City   68 71 .489 12.0
Wausau           55 83 .399 32.5   Clinton      56 82 .406 19.0   Peoria      54 85 .388 26.0

1983 Post Season

Round 1:
Appleton d. Waterloo, 2-1
Springfield d. Cedar Rapids, 2-0

Championship:
Appleton d. Springfield, 3-1

1983 All Star Game

July 30 @ Madison, WI
South 1, North 0

          South     000 100 000 - 1 2 ?
          North     000 000 000 - 0 3 ?

WP: Mike Knox (Cedar Rapids/Reds)
Sv: John Huey (Quad City/Cubs)
LP: Tom Conquest (Madison/Athletics)
MVP: Shawon Dunston (Quad City/Cubs)

Box Score and Details


1983 League Changes

  • Peoria Suns: moved from Danville.

Sources

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 1997)
  • 1984 Baseball America Statistics Report
  • 1984 Sporting News Guide
  • 1989 Midwest League Record Book
  • 1983 Midwest League Press Guide
  • 1983 & 1984 Programs/Yearbooks:
    • 1983 Burlington Rangers
    • 1983 Appleton Foxes
    • 1983 Peoria Suns
    • 1983 & 1984 Waterloo Indians
    • 1983 & 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds
    • 1983 & 1984 Wausau Timbers
    • 1984 Clinton Giants
    • 1984 Kenosha Twins
    • 1984 Beloit Brewers



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