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Midwest League 1984

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Appleton Foxes (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Appleton Foxes (White Sox) 87/49, .640
  • Most Valuable Player: Joey Meyer (Beloit/Brewers)
  • Prospect of the Year: Kurt Stilwell (Cedar Rapids/Reds)
  • Manager of the Year: Tom Gamboa (Beloit/Brewers)
  • Executive of the Year: Dave Tarolly (General Manager, Beloit)

  • League Attendance: 1,143,182
    • 12 teams in 3 divisions played a 140 game schedule which began on April 13 and ended on September 2. A two-tier postseason 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 1984 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                Nickname  Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton        Foxes     White Sox  87  49  .640  (1)
Beloit          Brewers   Brewers    86  53  .619  (2)
Burlington      Rangers   Rangers    51  88  .367 (11)
Cedar Rapids    Reds      Reds       75  63  .543  (4)
Clinton         Giants    Giants     62  77  .446 (10)
Kenosha         Twins     Twins      70  68  .507  (6)
Madison         Muskies   Athletics  77  61  .558  (3)
Peoria          Chiefs    Angels     66  73  .475  (8)
Quad City       Cubs      Cubs       50  88  .362 (12)
Springfield     Cardinals Cardinals  70  69  .504  (7)
Waterloo        Indians   Indians    65  74  .468  (9)
Wausau          Timbers   Mariners   70  66  .515  (5)

Divisional Record

Northern W  L   Pct  GB    Central      W  L   Pct  GB    Southern    W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton 87 49 .640  ---   Beloit       86 53 .619  ---   Springfield 70 69 .504  ---
Madison  77 61 .558 11.0   Cedar Rapids 75 63 .543 10.5   Peoria      66 73 .475  4.0
Wausau   70 66 .515 17.0   Waterloo     65 74 .468 21.0   Burlington  51 88 .367 19.0
Kenosha  70 68 .507 18.0   Clinton      62 77 .446 24.0   Quad City   50 88 .362 19.5

1984 Post Season

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

Championship:
Appleton d. Springfield, 3-2

1984 All Star Game

July 28 @ Burlington, Iowa
South 5, North 4

          North    001 002 010 - 4  7 ?
          South    001 110 02x - 5 10 ?

WP: Don Bethel (Quad City/Cubs)
Sv: Dave Harman (Burlington/Rangers)
LP: George Ferrari (Clinton/Giants)
MVP: Greg Steen (Peoria/Angels)

Box Score and Details


1984 League Changes

  • Kenosha Twins: franchise sold, and moved from Wisconsin Rapids.
  • Peoria Chiefs: franchise sold; name changed (from Suns).

Sources

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 1997)
  • 1985 Baseball America Statistics Report
  • 1985 Sporting News Guide
  • 1989 Midwest League Record Book
  • 1984 Midwest League Press Guide
  • 1984 & 1985 Programs/Yearbooks:
    • 1984 & 1985 Clinton Giants
    • 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds
    • 1984 & 1985 Beloit Brewers
    • 1984 & 1985 Kenosha Twins
    • 1984 Waterloo Indians
    • 1985 Appleton Foxes
    • 1985 Wausau Timbers
    • 1985 Burlington Rangers
    • 1985 Peoria Chiefs



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