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Midwest League 1983

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Javier Ortiz (Burlington/Rangers) .352
  • Home Runs: Dave Heath (Peoria/Angels) 27
  • Runs Batted In: Curt Ford (Springfield/Cardinals) 91
  • Stolen Bases: John Cangelosi (Appleton/White Sox) 87

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Rich DeVincenzo (Appleton/White Sox) 18
  • Won/Lost: Alfornia Jones (Appleton/White Sox) 11/1, .917
  • Saves: John Huey (Quad City/Cubs) 27
  • Earned Run Average: Barry Bass (Burlington/Rangers) 1.68
  • Strikeouts: Rich DeVincenzo (Appleton/White Sox) 193


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1983 Season
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Ron Karkovice       Appleton/White Sox
First Base            Patrick Adams       Appleton/White Sox
Second Base           Gary Jones          Quad City/Cubs
Third Base            Billy Robidoux      Beloit/Brewers
Shortstop             Shawon Dunston      Quad City/Cubs
Outfield              John Cangelosi      Appleton/White Sox
                      Curtis Ford         Springfield/Cardinals
                      Javier Ortiz        Burlington/Rangers
                      Randy Washington    Waterloo/Indians
Designated Hitter     Dave McLaughlin     Appleton/White Sox
Left Handed Pitcher   John Young          Springfield/Cardinals
Right Handed Pitcher  Michael Trujillo    Appleton/White Sox

Awards

Most Valuable Player   Curt Ford Springfield/Cardinals 
Prospect of the Year   Shawon Dunston Quad City/Cubs 
Manager of the Year    Gomer Hodge Waterloo/Indians 
Best Playing Facility  Springfield 
Most Improved          Beloit

Accomplishments

Players

  • Patrick Adams (Appleton) 107 first base assists
  • Barry Bass (Burlington) 1.68
  • Rich DeVincenzo (Appleton) 193 strikeouts
  • Todd Fisher (Madison) 2.28
  • Curt Ford (Springfield) 91 RBI
  • Robert Hallas (Madison) pitcher allowed 12 sac flies
  • Dave Heath (Peoria) 27 HR
  • Alfornia Jones (Appleton) 11-1 (.917)
  • Ron Karkovice (Appleton) .996 fielding percentage @ C
  • Javier Ortiz (Burlington) .352
  • Michael Trujillo (Appleton) 27 putouts @ P (season)

Teams

  • Springfield had 1304 hits and 1973 total bases

Notable Games

  • May 9
    • No Hitter: Ramon Bautista (Clinton) d. Appleton, 2-0 (G1; 7 innings)
  • May 17
    • 13 bases stolen by Madison (10) and Wisconsin Rapids (3)
  • June 9
    • Appleton catcher Ron Karkovice had 7 assists
  • August 10
    • 21 inning game.
    • 37 baserunners stranded by Clinton (20) and Burlington (17).
    • Clinton 3B Ed Stewart had 13 chances (8 PO, 5 assists)
    • Burlington SS Jimmy Fit had 11 assists



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