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Baseball in Peoria

Seasonal Details

Detailed information about Midwest League teams which have played in Peoria, Illinois.


Team Information

Officers

        President           GM
 Baseball Enterprises, Inc
1983    Lou Eliopulos       Dan Overstreet
 Peoria Chiefs Professional Baseball Club, Inc
1984    Pete Vonachen jr    Steve Charry
1985    Pete Vonachen jr    Pete Vonachen jr
1986    Pete Vonachen jr    Pete Vonachen jr
1987    Pete Vonachen       Pete Vonachen
1988    Pete Vonachen       John Butler
        Clarence Krusinski
 Peoria Professional Baseball Limited Partnership
1989                        John Butler
1990                        John Butler
1991    Clar Krusinski      Mike Nelson
1992    Clar Krusinski      Mike Nelson
1993    Clar Krusinski      Scott Krusinski
 Peoria Chiefs Community Baseball Club, LLC
1994    Pete Vonachen       Pete Vonachen
1995    Pete Vonachen       Pete Vonachen
1996    Pete Vonachen       Rocky Vonachen
1997    Pete Vonachen       Rocky Vonachen
1998    Pete Vonachen       Rocky Vonachen
        Rocky Vonachen
1999    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2000    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2001    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2002    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2003    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2004    Rocky Vonachen      Rocky Vonachen
2005    Rocky Vonachen      Ralph Converse
2006    Rocky Vonachen      Ralph Converse
2007    Rocky Vonachen      Ralph Converse
2008    Rocky Vonachen      Ralph Converse
2009    Rocky Vonachen      Ralph Converse

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Major Change
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Peoria, Illinois
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Coaching Staff

 Manager         Coaches                                      Trainer         Strength
1983
 Joe Coleman     Mike Saverino      Eddie Rodriguez           Ron Phipps
1984
 Joe Maddon      Aurelio Monteagudo                           Sam Joseph
                                                              Ron Phipps
1985
 Pete Mackanin   Jim Wright*                                  Dave Cilladi
1986
 Pete Mackanin   Jim Wright*                                  John Fierro
1987
 Jim Tracy       Joe Housey*                                  Mike Folga
1988
 Jim Tracy       Rick Kranitz*      Pookie Bernstine          Steve Melendez
1989
 Brad Mills      Rick Kranitz*      Pookie Bernstine          Bob Grimes
1990
 Greg Mahlberg   Les Strode*                                  Jim O'Reilly
1991
 Bill Hayes      Les Strode*                                  Jim O'Reilly
1992
 Steve Roadcap   Ray Sadecki*       Bill McGuire              Jim O'Reilly
1993
 Steve Roadcap   Bo McLaughlin*                               Jim O'Reilly
1994
 Steve Roadcap   Alan Dunn*         Joe Tanner                Jim O'Reilly
1995
 Roy Silver      Ray Searage*       Keith Smith               Bert Boyd
1996
 Roy Silver      Ray Searage*                                 Bert Boyd
1997
 Joe Cunningham  Gary Buckles*                                Aaron Burns
1998
 Jeff Shireman   Gary Buckles*      Tony Diggs                Drew McCarthy
1999
 Brian Rupp      Mike Snyder*       Tony Diggs                Drew McCarthy
2000
 Tom Lawless     Sid Monge*         Todd Steverson            Vance Penn
2001
 Joe Hall        Jeff Shireman      Mark Grater*              R.J. Romero
2002
 Danny Sheaffer  Gary Buckels*      Tony Diggs                R.J. Romero
2003
 Joe Cunningham  Derek Lilliquest*  Tony Diggs                R.J. Romero
2004
 Joe Cunningham  Ron "Pop" Warner   Bryan Eversgerd*          James Spinale
2005
 Julio Garcia    Tom Pratt*         Ricardo Medina            Matt Johnson
2006
 Jody Davis      Barbaro Garbey     Rich Bombard*             Nick Frangelia  Phil Sabatini
2007
 Ryne Sandberg   Kevin Green        David Rosario*            Nick Frangelia
                 Julio Garcia
2008
 Ryne Sandberg   Rich Bombard*      Desi Wilson               Kelly Vanhove
2009
 Marty Pevey     Rich Bombard*      Barbaro Garbey            Kelly Vanhove

*pitching coaches

Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half             Second Half            Overall/Composite
1983                                               | 54 85 .388 (12)
1984                                               | 66 73 .475  (8)
1985                                               | 75 65 .536  (5)
1986                                               | 77 63 .550  (4)
1987                                               | 71 69 .507  (6T)
1988 | 29 40 .420 16.5 (6)  | 41 30 .577  8.5 (3)  | 70 70 .500  (7)
1989 | 42 28 .600  --- (2)  | 38 31 .551  3.5 (4)  | 80 59 .576  (3)
1990 | 27 41 .397 19.0 (6)  | 28 41 .406 16.5 (7)  | 55 82 .401 (13)
1991 | 29 40 .420 13.0 (6T) | 33 36 .478  9.5 (4)  | 62 76 .449 (12)
1992 | 28 39 .418 15.5 (5)  | 34 35 .493 14.0 (4)  | 62 74 .456  (9)
1993 | 29 40 .420 13.0 (4)  | 30 39 .435 14.0 (5)  | 59 79 .428 (12)
1994 | 34 35 .493  3.5 (3)  | 34 35 .493 11.5 (2)  | 68 70 .493  (9)
1995 | 32 35 .478  8.0 (4)  | 30 37 .448  7.0 (4)  | 62 72 .463 (11)
1996 | 37 29 .561  8.5 (2)  | 42 28 .600  --- (1)  | 79 57 .581  (1)
1997 | 34 35 .493  6.0 (4)  | 36 34 .514  2.0 (2T) | 70 69 .504  (8)
1998 | 34 38 .472  6.5 (4)  | 38 30 .559  1.0 (2)  | 72 68 .514  (6)
1999 | 37 32 .536  8.0 (3)  | 26 44 .371 14.0 (5)  | 63 76 .453 (11)
2000 | 30 39 .435 12.0 (6)  | 33 35 .485  6.0 (4)  | 63 74 .460 (11)
2001 | 28 42 .400 20.0 (8)  | 29 39 .426 13.0 (6)  | 57 81 .413 (12)
2002*| 42 26 .618  --- (1)  | 43 27 .614  1.0 (2)  | 85 53 .616  (1)
2003 | 30 39 .435 10.5 (7)  | 35 34 .507  8.0 (5)  | 65 73 .471 (11)
2004 | 38 31 .551  5.0 (3)  | 37 33 .529  3.0 (3)  | 75 64 .540  (4T)
2005 | 35 35 .500  4.0 (4)  | 33 37 .471  4.5 (6T) | 68 72 .486  (9)
2006 | 41 28 .594  --- (1)  | 34 36 .486  8.5 (4)  | 75 64 .540  (5)
2007 | 31 38 .449 12.5 (5)  | 40 30 .571  --- (1T) | 71 68 .511  (8)
2008 | 30 38 .441 11.5 (7)  | 30 40 .429 13.5 (7)  | 68 78 .435 (12)
2009 | 38 31 .551  2.5 (4)  | 43 26 .623  --- (1)  | 81 57 .587  (2)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
1985     1 Peoria d. Beloit, 2-1
     Champ Kenosha d. Peoria, 3-1
1986     1 Peoria d. Springfield, 2-0
     Champ Waterloo d. Peoria, 3-0
1996     1 Wisconsin d. Peoria, 2-1
1998     1 Fort Wayne d. Peoria, 2-1
2002     1 Peoria d. Burlington, 2-0
         2 Peoria d. Cedar Rapids, 2-0
     Champ*Peoria d. Lansing, 3-1
2004     1 Kane County d. Peoria, 2-1
2006     1 Beloit d. Peoria, 2-1
2008     1 Cedar Rapids d. Peoria, 2-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

1983    Dave Heath                121
1984    Bill Merrifield           138
1985    Bryan House               129
1986    Dick Canan                134
1987    Steve Hill                130
1988    Phil Hannon               139*
1989    Alex Arias                136
1990    Jerrone Williams          124
1991    Jose Vierra               132
1992    Ed Larregui               129
1993    Robin Jennings            132
1994    Alex Cabrera              121
1995    Isaias Nunez              120
1996    Andy Hall                 128
1997    Brent Butler              129
1998    Pablo Ozuna               133
1999    Troy Farnsworth           134
2000    Tim Lemon                 127
2001    Christopher Morris        134
2002    Rick Asadoorian           137
2003    Travis Hanson             136
2004    Anthony Monegan           124
2005    Sam Fuld                  125
2006    Ryan Norwood              134
2007    Russ Canzler              125
2008    Jovan Rosa                128
        Nate Samson               128
2009    Rebel Riding              136

At Bats

1983    Devon White               430
1984    Bill Merrifield           523
1985    Bryan House               477
1986    Dick Canan                494
1987    Steve Hill                492
1988    Phil Hannon               562*
1989    Alex Arias                506
1990    Bill St. Peter            448
        Jerrone Williams          448
1991    Jose Vierra               513
1992    Ed Larregui               478
1993    Robin Jennings            474
1994    Gabe Duross               465
1995    Anton French              417
1996    Andy Hall                 446
1997    Brent Butler              480
1998    Pablo Ozuna               538
1999    Troy Farnsworth           500
2000    Tim Lemon                 466
2001    Tim Lemon                 482
2002    Shaun Boyd                520
2003    Travis Hanson             527
2004    Anthony Monegan           509
2005    Ryan Harvey               467
2006    Jesus Valdez              510
2007    Russ Canzler              460
2008    Jovan Rosa                481
        Nate Samson               481
2009    Rebel Riding              536

Runs Scored

1983    Dave Heath                 70
1984    Bill Merrifield            74
1985    Bryan House                80
1986    Dwight Smith               92
1987    Jerome Walton             102
1988    Warren Arrington           73
1989    Alex Arias                 74
1990    Jerrone Williams           62
1991    Phil Dauphin               74
1992    Joey Terilli               71
1993    Robin Jennings             64
1994    Brandon Pico               70
1995    Anton French               71
1996    Kerry Robinson             98
1997    Brent Butler               81
1998    Pablo Ozuna               122*
1999    Troy Farnsworth            76
2000    Travis Bailey              64
        Tim Lemon                  64
2001    Christopher Morris         89
2002    Shaun Boyd                 91
2003    Reid Gorecki               77
2004    Anthony Monegan            97
2005    Eric Patterson             90
2006    Jesus Valdez               63
2007    Russ Canzler               60
2008    Nate Samson                69
2009    Kyler Burke                93

Hits

1983    Dave Heath                113
1984    Bill Merrifield           142
1985    Bruce Crabbe              147
1986    Mark Grace                159
1987    Jerome Walton             158
1988    Phil Hannon               133
1989    Alex Arias                140
1990    Matt Franco               125
1991    Jose Vierra               136
1992    Ed Larregui               137
1993    Robin Jennings            146
1994    Gabe Duross               136
1995    Anton French              114
1996    Kerry Robinson            158
1997    Brent Butler              147
1998    Pablo Ozuna               192*
1999    Troy McNaughton           132
2000    Albert Pujols             128
2001    Christopher Morris        141
2002    Shaun Boyd                163
2003    Travis Hanson             146
2004    Anthony Monegan           151
2005    Eric Patterson            144
2006    Ryan Norwood              155
2007    Russ Canzler              124
2008    Jovan Rosa                141
        Nate Samson               141
2009    Rebel Riding              166

Home Runs

1983    Dave Heath                 27
1984    Bill Merrifield            29
1985    Darcy Walker               15
1986    Mark Grace                 15
1987    Butch Garcia               16
1988    Rick Wilkins                8
1989    Ty Griffin                 10
1990    Bill St. Peter             12
1991    Earl Cunningham            19
1992    James Wolff                 9
1993    Kevin Orie                  7
        Pedro Valdez                7
        Steve Walker                7
1994    Alex Cabrera               24        
1995    Efrain Contraras           10
        Anton French               10
1996    Chris Haas                 11
1997    Joe Freitas                33*
1998    Andy Bevins                18
1999    Troy Farnsworth            19
2000    Albert Pujols              17
2001    Tim Lemon                  15
2002    Gabe Johnson               26
2003    Reid Gorecki               15
2004    Daric Barton               13
        Terry Evans                13
        John Santor                13
2005    Ryan Harvey                24
2006    Ryan Norwood               15
2007    Wellington Castillo        11
2008    Dylan Johnston             15
2009    Ryan Flaherty              20

Runs Batted In

1983    Dave Heath                 71
1984    Bill Merrifield            97
1985    Bryan House                76
1986    Mark Grace                 95
1987    Butch Garcia              104*
1988    Rick Wilkins               63
1989    Elvin Paulino              72
1990    Matt Franco                65
1991    Earl Cunningham            70
1992    Ed Larregui                71
1993    Robin Jennings             65
1994    Gabe Duross                95
1995    Efrain Contraras           48
1996    Shawn McNally              75
1997    Joe Freitas                86
1998    Andy Bevins                98
1999    Troy McNaughton            84
2000    Albert Pujols              84
2001    Tim Lemon                  61
2002    Gabe Johnson               93
2003    Travis Hanson              78
2004    Daric Barton               77
2005    Ryan Harvey               100
2006    Ryan Norwood               69
2007    Russ Canzler               54
2008    Jovan Rosa                 81
2009    Rebel Riding               97

Stolen Bases

1983    Devon White                32
1984    Bobby Buchanon             28
1985    Bryan House                45
1986    Dwight Smith               53
1987    Jerome Walton              49
1988    Warren Arrington           47
1989    Alex Arias                 31
1990    Jerrone Williams           30
1991    Victor Cancel              22
1992    Ed Larregui                15
        Joey Terilli               15
1993    Steve Walker               15
1994    Steve Walker               15
1995    Anton French               57
1996    Kerry Robinson             50
1997    Todd Hogan                 28
1998    Pablo Ozuna                62
1999    Esix Snead                 29
2000    Gustavo Escobar            27
2001    Christopher Morris        111*
2002    Shaun Boyd                 32
2003    Matt Lemanczyk             56
2004    Brendan Ryan               30
2005    Eric Patterson             40
2006    Davy Gregg                 27
2007    Matt Camp                  31
2008    Brandon Guyer              22
2009    Josh Harrison              16

Batting Avg

1983    Dave Heath               .271
1984    Mark Doran               .289
1985    Bruce Crabbe             .313
1986    Mark Grace               .342
1987    Jerome Walton            .335
1988    Warren Arrington         .252
1989    Elvin Paulino            .295
1990    Matt Franco              .282
1991    Phil Dauphin             .296
1992    Ed Larregui              .287
1993    Robin Jennings           .308
1994    Bob Morris               .354
1995    Steve Grandizio          .280
1996    Kerry Robinson           .359*
1997    Brent Butler             .306
1998    Pablo Ozuna              .357
1999    Danilo Araujo            .277
2000    Albert Pujols            .324
2001    Christopher Morris       .294
2002    Shaun Boyd               .313
2003    Travis Hanson            .277
2004    Brendan Ryan             .322
2005    Eric Patterson           .333
2006    Ryan Norwood             .307
2007    James Adduci             .292
2008    Luis Bautista            .313
2009    Rebel Riding             .310

Pitching


Games

1983    Don Groh                   46
        Joe King                   46
1984    Paul Cozzolino             56
1985    Laddie Renfroe             57
1986    Tad Slowik                 50
1987    Brian Otten                58
1988    Gabby Rodriguez            53
1989    Heath Slocumb              49
1990    Eric Jaques                52
1991    Tim Delgado                49
1992    Mike Tidwell               60
1993    Daryle Gavlick             51
1994    Shawn Hill                 51
1995    Brian Reed                 63*
1996    Keith Glauber              54
1997    Adam West                  62
1998    Lance Franks               58
1999    Jeff Viles                 58
        Jon Hand                   58
2000    Matt Vincent               58
2001    Jeremy Cook                52
        Santo Samora               52
2002    Jared Blasdell             53
2003    Ben Julianel               51
2004    Brantley Jordan            50
2005    Jerry Blevins              48
2006    Matt Avery                 48
2007    Jayson Ruhlman             51
2008    Stephen Vento              48
2009    Christopher Huseby         40

Complete Games

1983    Rafael Lugo                 7
1984    Richie Carter               3
1985    Jeff Pico                   8
1986    Leonard Damian              7
1987    Mike Harkey                 3
        Heath Slocumb               3
        Fernando Zarranz            3
1988    Greg Kallevig               8*
1989    Marcos Lopez                8*
1990    Chris Lutz                  6
        Travis Willis               6
1991    Tyson Godfrey               3
1992    Kennie Steenstra            4
1993    Ben Burlingame              4
        Hector Trinidad             4
1994    Greg Hillman                4
        Wade Walker                 4
1995    Brady Raggio                3
1996    Jose Jimenez                3
1997    Mark Nussbeck               2
        Jay Reames                  2
1998    Neal Arnold                 1
        Tristan Jerue               1
        Stephen Norris              1
1999    Andy Shibilo                2
2000    Nick Stocks                 1
        Franklin Tejada             1
2001    Josh Axelson                1
        Miguel Martinez             1
        John Novinsky               1
2002    Justin Pope                 2
        Mike Wodnicki               2
2003    Don Graves                  2
2004    Jordan Pals                 2
2005    Jesse Estrada               1
        Grant Johnson               1
        Matt Weber                  1
2006    Joel Santo                  1
        Scott Taylor                1
2007    Billy Muldowney             1
2008    Robert Hernandez            1
2009    Christopher Carpenter       1
        Austen Bibens-Dirkx         1

Innings Pitched

1983    Bob Kipper                128
1984    Jim Tinkey                167
1985    Greg Maddux               186
1986    Kris Roth                 179
1987    Shawn Boskie              149
1988    Bill Melvin               181
1989    Mike Sodders              202*
1990    Henry Gomez               175
1991    Tyson Godfrey             147
1992    Terry Adams               157
1993    Hector Trinidad           153
1994    Wade Walker               178
1995    Carl Dale                 144
1996    Jose Jimenez              172
1997    Matt Dewitt               158
1998    Neal Arnold               156
1999    Steve Stemle              148
2000    Cheyenne Janke            167
2001    John Novinsky             138
2002    Mike Wodnicki             154
2003    Tyler Adamczyk            140
2004    Kyle McClellan            128
2005    Jesse Estrada             151
2006    Todd Blackford            141
        Scott Taylor              141
2007    Marco Carrillo            130
2008    Chris Siegfied             96
2009    Aaron Shafer              116

Strikeouts

1983    Bob Kipper                105
1984    Ray Chadwick              133
1985    Jackie Davidson           152
1986    Leonard Damian            127
1987    Phil Harrison             118
1988    Ed Caballero              158
1989    Mike Sodders              177*
1990    Chris Lutz                168
1991    Jason Doss                154
1992    Terry Adams                96
1993    Amaury Telemaco           133
1994    Greg Hillman              142
1995    Blake Stein               133
1996    Britt Reames              167
1997    Mark Nussbeck             132
1998    Neal Arnold               113
1999    Scott Prather             132
2000    Nick Stocks               118
2001    John Novinsky             115
2002    Tyler Johnson             132
2003    Tyler Adamczyk             98
2004    Brandon DeJaynes          106
2005    Sean Gallagher            139
2006    Mitch Atkins              127
2007    Jeremy Papelbon            99
2008    Craig Muschko              69
2009    Christopher Archer        119

Saves

1983    Don Groh                   10
        Joe King                   10
1984    Paul Cozzolino              9
        Eddie Delzer                9
1985    Laddie Renfroe              8
1986    Joe Kraemer                14
1987    Brian Otten                20
1988    Fernando Zarranz           21
1989    Heath Slocumb              22
1990    Eric Jaques                12
1991    Pedro Alicano               6
        Bill Bliss                  6
1992    Mike Tidwell               13
1993    Chuck Daniel               10
1994    Shawn Hill                 25
1995    Travis Welch               31
1996    Travis Welch               17
1997    Kevin Crafton              29
1998    Gene Stechschulte          33*
1999    Derek Gooden               12
2000    Scott Layfield             15
2001    Jeremy Cook                14
2002    Jared Blasdell             23
2003    Andy Cavazos               10
2004    Jason Burch                21
2005    Jerry Blevins              14
2006    Edward Capusano            21
2007    Alessandro Maestri         12
2008    Stephen Vento              14
2009    Christopher Huseby         18

Wins

1983    Rafael Lugo                 8
1984    Ray Chadwick               11
1985    Greg Maddux                13
1986    Bill Danek                 13
1987    Heath Slocumb              10
1988    Greg Kallevig              11
1989    Marcos Lopez               18*
1990    Chris Lutz                 12
1991    Jason Doss                 11
1992    Brian Kenny                 9
1993    Ben Burlingame              9
1994    Wade Walker                14
1995    Brian Reed                 11
1996    Britt Reames               15
1997    Jose DeLeon                11
1998    Stephen Norris              9
1999    Scott Prather               9
2000    Cheyenne Janke             10
        Nick Stocks                10
2001    John Novinsky               9
2002    Tyler Johnson              15
2003    Don Graves                  8
2004    Stuart Pomeranz            12
2005    Sean Gallagher             14
2006    Mitch Atkins               13
2007    Jacob Renshaw              12
2008    Stephen Vento               7
2009    Aaron Shafer               11

Earned Run Average

1983    Bob Kipper               4.65
1984    Richie Carter            3.91
1985    Jeff Pico                3.06
1986    Leonard Damian           2.85
1987    Steve Parker             3.08
1988    Greg Kallevig            1.44*
1989    John Salles              2.48
1990    Chris Lutz               2.90
1991    Jason Doss               3.34
1992    Ken Krahenbuhl           3.35
1993    Hector Trinidad          2.47
1994    Wade Walker              3.99
1995    Cory Corrigan            2.32
1996    Britt Reames             1.90
1997    Jay Reames               3.98
1998    Neal Arnold              4.45
1999    Scott Prather            3.85
2000    Nick Stocks              3.78
2001    John Novinsky            5.52
2002    Tyler Johnson            2.00
2003    Josh Teekel              2.36
2004    Mark Michael             3.36
2005    Matt Weber               3.86
2006    Mitch Atkins             2.41
2007    Marco Carrillo           4.07
2008    no qualifiers
2009    Aaron Shafer             4.49



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