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Midwest League 1970

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Quincy Cubs (Cubs)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Quincy Cubs (Cubs) 68/45, .602

  • League Attendance: 532,034
    • 10 teams played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 26 and ended on August 31. A single-tier championship playoff was held between the half-season winners.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1970 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  64  60  .516  (5) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  56  68  .452  (9) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  57  64  .471  (7) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Brewers    57  67  .460  (8) Roster
Danville         Warriors   Co-op      64  59  .520  (4) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     63  56  .529  (3) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     68  53  .562  (2) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       68  45  .602  (1) Roster
Waterloo         Royals     Royals     49  73  .402 (10) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      59  60  .496  (6) Roster

First Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Quincy           38 17 .691  ---
Quad Cities      31 27 .534  8.5
Danville         32 28 .533  8.5
Appleton         32 30 .516  9.5
Clinton          31 30 .508 10.0
Decatur          27 29 .482 11.5
Wisconsin Rapids 27 31 .466 12.5
Burlington       28 34 .452 13.5
Cedar Rapids     25 33 .431 14.5
Waterloo         25 37 .403 16.5

First half ended on June 27.


Second Half

                 W  L   Pct  GB
Quad Cities      36 26 .581  ---
Decatur          36 26 .581  ---
Wisconsin Rapids 32 29 .525  3.5
Quincy           30 28 .517  4.0
Appleton         32 30 .516  4.0
Cedar Rapids     32 31 .508  4.5
Danville         32 31 .508  4.5
Burlington       28 34 .452  8.0
Clinton          26 37 .412 10.5
Waterloo         24 36 .400 11.0

Quad Cities defeated Decatur in a one-game playoff to determine the half-season champion. This game was not included in the half-season totals, but was included in the full-season totals.


1970 Post Season

Championship:
Quincy d. Quad City, 2-0

1970 All Star Game

July 13 @ Quincy, Illinois
All-Stars 10, Quincy 7

       All-Stars         103 400 002 - 10 15 3
       Quincy            003 010 021 -  7  9 3

WP: Doug Bird (Waterloo/Royals)
LP: Ron Jones (Quincy/Cubs)
MVP: none selected

Box Score and Details




The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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