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Midwest League 1976

Summary

  • Midwest League Champion: Waterloo Royals (Royals)
  • Team with Best Won/Lost Record: Waterloo Royals (Royals) 78/52, .600
  • Most Valuable Player: Wayne Cato (Cedar Rapids/Giants)
  • Prospect of the Year: Clint Hurdle (Waterloo/Royals)
  • Manager of the Year: Francis "Salty" Parker (Cedar Rapids/Giants)

  • League Attendance: 541,126
    • 10 teams in two divisions played a 130 game, split-season schedule which began on April 17 and ended on August 26. 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 1976 Won/Lost Record for Each Team

                 Nickname   Affiliate Won Lost  Pct (Rank)
Appleton         Foxes      White Sox  56  74  .431 (10)  Roster
Burlington       Bees       Brewers    68  61  .527  (4)  Roster
Cedar Rapids     Giants     Giants     78  53  .595  (2)  Roster
Clinton          Pilots     Coop       59  70  .457  (6)  Roster
Danville         Dodgers    Dodgers    56  73  .434  (8T) Roster
Dubuque          Packers    Astros     59  71  .454  (7)  Roster
Quad Cities      Angels     Angels     72  59  .550  (3)  Roster
Waterloo         Royals     Royals     78  52  .600  (1)  Roster
Wausau           Mets       Mets       56  73  .434  (8T) Roster
Wisconsin Rapids Twins      Twins      67  63  .515  (5)  Roster

First Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           38 24 .613  ---   Cedar Rapids       37 24 .607  ---
Wisconsin Rapids   35 29 .547  4.0   Burlington         34 30 .531  4.5
Dubuque            31 31 .500  7.0   Quad Cities        30 31 .492  7.0
Wausau             31 33 .484  8.0   Clinton            28 36 .438 10.5
Appleton           24 38 .387 14.0   Danville           22 34 .393 12.5

First half ended on June 20.


Second Half

Northern Division  W  L   Pct  GB    Southern Division  W  L   Pct  GB
Waterloo           40 28 .588  ---   Quad Cities        42 28 .600  ---
Wisconsin Rapids   32 34 .485  7.0   Cedar Rapids       41 29 .586  1.0
Appleton           32 36 .471  8.0   Burlington         34 31 .523  5.5
Dubuque            28 40 .412 12.0   Clinton            31 34 .477  8.5
Wausau             25 40 .385 13.5   Danville           34 39 .466  9.5

Quad Cities defeated Cedar Rapids in a one-game playoff to determine the Southern Division winner; the game is included in the half-season standings, in the full-season standings, and in all statistics.


1976 Post Season

Round 1:
Quad Cities d. Cedar Rapids, 1-0
Waterloo bye

Championship:
Waterloo d. Quad Cities, 2-0

1976 All Star Game

July 12 @ Clinton, IA
Iowa Oaks 5, All-Stars 3

          Iowa              003 000 002 - 5 10 ?
          All-Stars         200 000 100 - 3 10 ?

WP: Kurt Best (Iowa/White Sox)
Sv: Tom King (Iowa [actually Clinton]/White Sox)
LP: Mike Elders (Clinton/Tigers)
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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