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Midwest League 1999

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Carlos Urquiola (South Bend/Diamondbacks) .362
  • Home Runs: Aaron McNeal (Michigan/Astros) 38
  • Runs Batted In: Aaron McNeal (Michigan/Astros) 131
  • Stolen Bases: Richard Gomez (West Michigan/Tigers) 66

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Doug Bridges (Cedar Rapids/Angels) 15
  • Won/Lost: Christopher Mears (Wisconsin/Mariners) 10-1, .909
  • Saves: Brandon Puffer (Clinton/Reds) 34
  • Earned Run Average: Robert Averette (Rockford/Reds) 2.58
  • Strikeouts: Juan Rincon (Quad City/Twins) 153

Major Change

1999 Season
MWL Fan's Guide

Post-Season All-Star Team

First Base            Aaron McNeal, Michigan
Second Base           Aaron Miles, Michigan
Third Base            Sean Burroughs, Fort Wayne
Shortstop             Travis Dawkins, Rockford
Outfield              Corey Patterson, Lansing
                      Michael Restovich, Quad City
                      Juan Silvestre, Wisconsin
Catcher               Jeff Goldbach, Lansing
Designated Hitter     Eric Munson, West Michigan
Left Handed Pitcher   David Noyce, Kane County
Right Handed Pitcher  Juan Rincon, Quad City
Left Handed Reliever  Clint Chrysler, Wisconsin
Right Handed Reliever Brandon Puffer, Clinton

1998 Individual Leaders


Games           Bo Robinson, WIS      138
At Bats         Aaron McNeal, MIC     536
Runs            Jeremy Owens, FTW     111
Hits            Aaron McNeal, MIC     166
Home Runs       Aaron McNeal, MIC      38
Runs Batted In  Aaron McNeal, MIC     131
Stolen Bases    Richard Gomez, WMI     66
On Base Pct     Sean Burroughs, FTW  .464
Slugging Pct    Corey Patterson, LAN .592
Batting Avg     Carlos Urquiola, SBN .362


Games           Saul Rivera, QC        60
Complete Games  Jeff Hundley, CR        6
Shutouts        Phil Merrell, CLN       3
                Brett Haring, RKF       3
Innings Pitched Nate Cornejo, WMI     174.2
Strikeouts      Juan Rincon, QC       153
Saves           Brandon Puffer, CLN    34
Won             Doug Bridges, CR       15
Earned Run Avg  Robert Averette, RKF 2.58






Notable Games


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