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Midwest League 1973

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Twins)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Clinton Pilots (Tigers) 73/51, .589

  • League Attendance: 527,033
    • 10 teams in two divisions played a 130 game, split-season schedule which began on April 21 and ended on August 30. 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 1973 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  44  76  .367 (10) Roster
Burlington       Bees       Athletics  54  64  .458  (8) Roster
Cedar Rapids     Astros     Astros     61  60  .504  (5) Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Tigers     73  51  .589  (1) Roster
Danville         Warriors   Brewers    66  57  .537  (3) Roster
Decatur          Commodores Giants     63  62  .504  (6) Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     55  66  .455  (9) Roster
Quincy           Cubs       Cubs       61  64  .488  (7) Roster
Waterloo         Royals     Royals     64  56  .533  (4) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      68  53  .562  (2) Roster

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Wisconsin Rapids   41 19 .683  ---   Danville           32 27 .542  ---
Clinton            36 26 .581  6.0   Quincy             32 29 .525  1.0
Cedar Rapids       32 26 .552  8.0   Decatur            28 32 .467  4.5
Waterloo           28 30 .483 12.0   Quad Cities        25 33 .421  6.5
Appleton           17 41 .293 23.0   Burlington         24 32 .429  6.5

First half ended on June 24.


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Clinton            37 25 .597  ---   Decatur            35 30 .538  ---
Waterloo           36 26 .581  1.0   Danville           34 30 .531  0.5
Cedar Rapids       29 34 .460  8.5   Burlington         30 32 .484  3.5
Wisconsin Rapids   27 34 .443  9.5   Quad Cities        30 33 .476  4.0
Appleton           27 35 .435 10.0   Quincy             29 35 .453  5.5

1973 Post Season

Round 1:
Wisconsin Rapids d. Clinton, 2-0
Danville d. Decatur, 2-0

Championship:
Wisconsin Rapids d. Danville, 2-1

1973 All Star Game

July 23 @ Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Wisconsin Rapids 4, All-Stars 3

          All-Stars         000 003 000 - 3 13 2
          Wisconsin Rapids  004 000 00x - 4  8 5

WP: Jim Wells (Wisconsin Rapids/Twins)
LP: Eleno Cuen (Cedar Rapids/Astros)
Save: Harold Dixon (Wisconsin Rapids/Twins)
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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