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Midwest League 1971

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Quad Cities Angels (Angels)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Appleton Foxes (White Sox) 79/44, .642

  • League Attendance: 563,889
    • 10 teams in two divisions played a 126 game, split-season schedule which began on April 25 and ended on August 29. A two-tier post-season playoff determined the league champion.
    • The MWL had teams in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Overview


Composite 1971 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  79  44  .642  (1) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  71  50  .587  (2) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Cardinals  Cardinals  67  53  .558  (3) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Tigers     48  76  .387  (9) Roster
Danville         Warriors   Brewers    65  56  .537  (5) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     54  70  .435  (8) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     68  56  .548  (4) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       61  63  .492  (6) Roster
Waterloo         Royals     Royals     55  64  .462  (7) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      42  78  .350 (10) Roster

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton           43 19 .694  ---   Danville           42 17 .712  ---
Cedar Rapids       32 26 .552  9.0   Burlington         36 24 .600  6.5
Clinton            29 34 .460 14.5   Quad Cities        32 30 .516 11.5
Wisconsin Rapids   21 38 .356 20.5   Quincy             27 35 .435 16.5
Waterloo           20 37 .351 20.5   Decatur            20 42 .323 23.5

First half ended on June 26.


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Appleton           36 25 .590  ---   Quad Cities        36 26 .581  ---
Cedar Rapids       35 27 .565  1.5   Burlington         35 26 .574  0.5
Waterloo           35 27 .565  1.5   Decatur            34 28 .548  2.0
Wisconsin Rapids   21 40 .344 15.0   Quincy             34 28 .548  2.0
Clinton            19 42 .311 17.0   Danville           23 39 .371 13.0

1971 Post Season

Round 1:
Quad Cities d. Danville, 1-0
Appleton bye

Championship:
Quad Cities d. Appleton, 2-1

1971 All Star Game

July 12 @ Danville, Illinois
All-Stars 5, Danville 2

          All-Stars         010 400 000 - 5 9 1
          Danville          001 000 000 - 1 3 0

WP: John D'Acquisto (Decatur/Giants)
LP: Jerry O'Neill (Danville/Brewers)
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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