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Midwest League 1993

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: South Bend White Sox (White Sox)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Clinton Giants (Giants) 80-54, .597
  • Most Valuable Player: Joe Biasucci (Springfield/Cardinals)
  • Prospect of the Year: Johnny Damon (Rockford/Royals)
  • Manager of the Year: Jack Mull (Clinton/Giants)

  • League Attendance: 1,814,501
    • 14 teams in two divisions played a 140 game, split-season schedule which began on April 9 and ended on September 2. A two-tier post-season playoff determined the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


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Overview


Composite Record for Each Team

                Nickname        Affiliate    Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton        Foxes           Mariners     62  73   .459  (9)
Beloit          Brewers         Brewers      60  74   .448 (10)
Burlington      Bees            Expos        64  71   .474  (8)
Cedar Rapids    Kernels         Angels       54  80   .403 (14)
Clinton         Giants          Giants       80  54   .597  (1)
Fort Wayne      Wizards         Twins        68  67   .504  (7)
Kane County     Cougars         Marlins      75  62   .547  (6)
Madison         Muskies         Athletics    77  58   .570  (4)
Peoria          Chiefs          Cubs         59  79   .428 (12)
Quad City       River Bandits   Astros       56  74   .431 (11)
Rockford        Royals          Royals       78  54   .591  (2)
South Bend      White Sox       White Sox    77  59   .566  (5)
Springfield     Cardinals       Cardinals    78  58   .574  (3)
Waterloo        Diamonds        Padres       54  79   .406 (13)

First Half

North       W  L   Pct  GB   South        W  L   Pct  GB
Rockford    43 22 .662  ---  Springfield  41 26 .612  ---
Madison     39 28 .582  5.0  Clinton      36 29 .554  4.0
Kane County 39 29 .574  5.5  Burlington   35 31 .530  5.5
Appleton    34 32 .515  9.5  Peoria       29 40 .420 13.0
South Bend  34 32 .515  9.5  Quad City    25 40 .385 15.0
Fort Wayne  33 33 .500 10.5  Cedar Rapids 24 40 .375 15.5
Beloit      29 36 .446 14.0  Waterloo     22 45 .328 19.0

First half ended on June 19.


Second Half

North       W  L   Pct  GB   South        W  L   Pct  GB
South Bend  43 27 .614  ---  Clinton      44 25 .638  ---
Madison     38 30 .559  4.0  Springfield  37 32 .536  7.0
Rockford    35 32 .522  6.5  Waterloo     32 34 .485 10.5
Kane County 36 33 .522  6.5  Quad City    31 34 .477 11.0
Fort Wayne  35 34 .507  7.5  Peoria       30 39 .435 14.0
Beloit      31 38 .449 11.5  Cedar Rapids 30 40 .429 14.5
Appleton    28 41 .406 14.5  Burlington   29 40 .420 15.0

1993 Post Season

Round 1:
South Bend d. Rockford, 2-0
Clinton d. Springfield, 2-0

Championship:
South Bend d. Clinton, 3-1

1993 All Star Game

June 21 @ Geneva (Kane County), Illinois
North 3, South 2

          South             100 001 000 - 2  6 ?
          North             000 101 001 - 3 10 ?

WP: Tim Davis (Appleton/Mariners)
LP: Kirk Bullinger (Springfield/Cardinals)
MVP: Steve Sisco (Appleton/Mariners)

Box Score and Details


MWL changes during the 1992-93 off-season


Franchise changes

  • Appleton Foxes changed affiliation (from Royals to Mariners).
  • Burlington Bees changed name (from Astros) and changed affiliation (from Astros to Expos).
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels changed name (from Reds) and affiliation (from Reds to Angels).
  • Fort Wayne Wizards moved (from Kenosha) and changed name (from Twins).
  • Kane County Cougars changed affiliation (from Orioles to Marlins).
  • Quad City River Bandits changed affiliation (from Angels to Astros).
  • Rockford Royals changed affiliation and name (from Expos).

Other highlights

Fort Wayne Memorial Stadium was new.
Quad City's John O'Donnell Stadium flooded; the team spent most of the second half-season on the road.


Sources:

  • Baseball America's 1993 Directory
  • Baseball America's 1994 Almanac
  • 1993 & 1994 Programs/Yearbooks:
    • 1993 Madison Muskies
    • 1994 Madison Hatters
    • 1993 South Bend White Sox
    • 1994 South Bend Silver Hawks
    • 1994 West Michigan Whitecaps
    • 1994 Peoria Chiefs
    • 1993 Rockford Royals
    • 1993 Cedar Rapids Reds
    • 1994 Cedar Rapids Kernels
    • 1993 Clinton Giants
    • 1993 & 1994 Kane County Cougars
    • 1994 Burlington Bees
    • 1993 & 1994 Fort Wayne Wizards
    • 1994 Appleton Foxes



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