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Midwest League 1980

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Von Hayes (Waterloo/Indians) .329
  • Home Runs: Gary Gaetti (Wisconsin Rapids/Twins) 22
  • Runs Batted In: Greg Walker (Appleton/White Sox) 98
  • Stolen Bases: Mike Frierson (Wausau/Co-op [Mariners]) 90

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Larry May (Wisconsin Rapids/Twins) 18
  • Won/Lost: Carlos Gil (Quad City/Cubs) 15-2, .882
  • Saves: Dennis Vasquez (Appleton/White Sox) 18
  • Earned Run Average: Scott Garrelts (Clinton/Giants) 1.98
  • Strikeouts: Scott Garrelts (Clinton/Giants) 205


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1980 Season
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Robert Cummings         Cedar Rapids/Reds
First Base            Greg Walker             Appleton/White Sox
Second Base           James Christensen       Wisconsin Rapids/Twins
Third Base            Von Hayes               Waterloo/Indians
Shortstop             Escamilla Viltz         Cedar Rapids/Reds
Outfield              Keith Brown             Appleton/White Sox
                      Joseph Kubit            Wisconsin Rapids/Twins
                      Stan Levi               Burlington/Brewers
Designated Hitter     Ron Kittle              Appleton/White Sox
Pitcher               Carlos Gil              Quad City/Cubs
                      Bob Konopa              Wisconsin Rapids/Twins
                      Michael Thompson        Quad City/Cubs
                      Jesse Vasquez           Burlington/Brewers

Awards

Most Valuable Player   Von Hayes              Waterloo/Indians
Prospect of the Year   Von Hayes              Waterloo/Indians
Manager of the Year    Rich Stelmaszek        Wisconsin Rapids/Twins
Executive of the Year  Roger Crow             Quad City
Best Playing Facility  Cedar Rapids

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