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Midwest League 1979

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Mitchell Webster (Clinton/Dodgers) .326
  • Home Runs: Tom Anderson (Waterloo/Indians) 30
  • Runs Batted In: David Stockstill (Wausau/Co-op [Cubs]) 101
  • Stolen Bases: Paul Plinski (Cedar Rapids/Giants) 72

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Marcus Clark (Waterloo/Indians) 16
  • Won/Lost: John Walters (Waterloo/Indians) 11-2, .846
  • Saves: Bob McClure (Quad City/Cubs) & Kevin Joyce (Clinton/Dodgers) 14
  • Earned Run Average: Doug Jones (Burlington/Brewers) 1.75
  • Strikeouts: Tom Owens (Wausau/Co-op [Indians]) 136


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1979 Season
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Bob Johnson             Wausau/Co-op [Rangers]
First Base            Thomas Anderson         Waterloo/Indians
Second Base           Paul Plinski            Cedar Rapids/Giants
Third Base            Peter Peltz             Waterloo/Indians
Shortstop             Ivan Mesa               Appleton/White Sox
Outfield              David Stockstill        Wausau/Co-op [Cubs]
                      Mark Gilbert            Quad City/Cubs
                      Mitch Webster           Clinton/Dodgers
Designated Hitter     Dave Hudgens            Waterloo/Indians
Pitcher               Randall Rambis          Waterloo/Indians
                      Kevin Joyce             Clinton/Dodgers
                      Marcus Clark            Waterloo/Indians
                      Matthew Sutherland      Cedar Rapids/Giants
                      Doug Jones              Burlington/Brewers

Awards

Most Valuable Player   Dave Stockstill        Wausau/Co-op [Cubs]
Prospect of the Year   Dave Stockstill        Wausau/Co-op [Cubs]
Manager of the Year    Tom Robson             Wausau/Co-op
Executive of the Year  Bob Arterburn          Wisconsin Rapids
Woman of the Year      Doris Krucker          Quad City and Midwest League staff
Best Playing Facility  Appleton

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