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Midwest League 1984

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Joey Meyer (Beloit/Brewers) .320
  • Home Runs: Joey Meyer (Beloit/Brewers) 30
  • Runs Batted In: Joey Meyer (Beloit/Brewers) 102
  • Stolen Bases: Brian Finley (Beloit/Brewers) 66

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Chris Bosio (Beloit/Brewers) 17
  • Won/Lost: Kurk Walker (Appleton/White Sox) 9/1, .900
  • Saves: Jim Hickey (Appleton/White Sox) 20
  • Earned Run Average: Bruce Tanner (Appleton/White Sox) 1.96
  • Strikeouts: Mark Ciardi (Beloit/Brewers) 166


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1984 Season
Summary
Roster
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Tom Pagnozzi, Springfield
First Base            Ron Henicka, Cedar Rapids
Second Base           Greg Steen, Peoria
Third Base            Bill Merrifield, Peoria
Shortstop             Kurt Stillwell, Cedar Rapids
Outfield              Luis Polonia, Madison
                      Dave Hengel, Wausau
                      Brian Finley, Beloit
                      Mark Doran, Peoria
Designated Hitter     Joey Meyer, Beloit
Left Handed Pitcher   Craig Henderson, Kenosha
Right Handed Pitcher  Mike Birkbeck, Beloit
Left Handed Reliever  Al Candelaria, Clinton
Right Handed Reliever Jim Hickey, Appleton                      

Accomplishments

Players

  • Mike Birkbeck, Beloit (2.18, 14/3, 164 strikeouts)
  • Chris Bosio, Beloit (17/3, 2.73; 11 complete games)
  • Ray Chadwick, Peoria (pitcher; 12 errors)
  • Mark Ciardi, Beloit (166 strikeouts)
  • Dave Clark, Waterloo (.309)
  • Brian Finley, Beloit (113 runs scored)
  • Dave Harman, Burlington (13/4, 2.08)
  • Craig Henderson, Kenosha (2.24, 13/7, 160 strikeouts)
  • Dave Hengel, Wausau (.308, 26 HR, 98 RBI)
  • Jim Hickey, Appleton (13/4, 20 saves, 1.81)
  • Dave McLaughlin, Appleton (.305)
  • Bill Merrifield, Peoria (29 home runs, 97 runs batted in)
  • Joey Meyer, Beloit (Triple Crown: .320, 30 home runs, 102 RBI)
    • also had a 22 game hitting streak
  • Russ Morman, Appleton (15 GWRBI) (hey, they counted 'em)
  • Jim Pettibone, Cedar Rapids (12 complete games; 159 strikeouts)
  • Luis Polonia, Madison (.307; 103 runs scored, 55 steals)
  • Marty Reed, Peoria (10/2 won/lost, .833)
  • Bruce Tanner, Appleton (1.96, 12/4)
  • Mike Taylor, Appleton (49 stolen bases)
  • Kirk Walker, Appleton (9/1 won/lost, .900)

Teams

  • none known

Notable Games

  • June 20
    • Bradley Jones, Burlington (catcher; 3 double plays)
  • June 21
    • Alan Sontag, Kenosha
      • 10 inning shutout vs. Madison
      • Sontag allowed no bases on balls.
  • June 22
    • John Cox, Quad City
      • 10 inning shutout vs. Burlington
      • Cox had 11 fielding chances (2 putouts, 9 assists) at pitcher.
  • July 12
    • Burlington pitchers struck out 22 Madison hitters (16 inning game)
  • August 8
    • John Martin, Springfield (no hitter; vs Wausau, 2-0)
  • August 18, 22, and 27
    • Bruce Tanner, Appleton (3 consecutive shutout games)



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