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Midwest League 1986

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Mark Grace (Peoria/Cubs) .342
  • Home Runs: Luis Medina (Waterloo/Indians) 35
  • Runs Batted In: Luis Medina (Waterloo/Indians) 110
  • Stolen Bases: Jeff Carter (Clinton/Giants) 60

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Jeff Oyster (Springfield/Cardinals) 17
  • Won/Lost: Steve Peters (Springfield/Cardinals) 10-1, .909
  • Saves: Paul Wilmet (Springfield/Cardinals) 29
  • Earned Run Average: Greg Simpson (Cedar Rapids/Reds) 1.81
  • Strikeouts: Steve Gasser (Kenosha/Twins) 225


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1986 Season
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Mike Fox, Springfield
First Base            Mark Grace, Peoria
Second Base           Mark Howie, Madison
Third Base            Marty Brown, Cedar Rapids
Shortstop             Walt Weiss, Madison
Outfield              Luis Medina, Waterloo
                      Larry Walker, Burlington
                      John Murphy, Springfield
Designated Hitter     Mark Higgins, Waterloo
Pitchers              Jeff Oyster, Springfield
                      Dave Otto, Madison
                      Paul Wilmet, Springfield
                      Steve Peters, Springfield
                      Bob Sudo, Burlington

Accomplishments

Players

  • Keith Bennett (Waterloo) 46 steals
  • Marty Brown (Cedar Rapids) 58 steals
  • Jeff Carter (Clinton) 60 stolen bases
  • Steve Gasser (Kenosha) 225 strikeouts
  • Mark Grace (Peoria) .342, 95 RBI
  • Mark Higgins (Waterloo) .317, 98 RBI
  • Mark Howie (Madison) .309, 45 steals
  • Luis Medina (Waterloo) .317, 35 HR, 110 RBI; 107 runs scored; 3 grand slams
  • John Murphy (Springfield) .325
  • Jeff Oyster (Springfield) 17 wins
  • Melido Perez (Burlington) 13 complete games
  • Steve Peters (Springfield) 10-1, .833
  • Greg Simpson (Cedar Rapids) 1.81
  • Dwight Smith (Peoria) .310, 53 steals
  • John Stein (Appleton) 30 starts
  • Robert Sudo (Burlington) 1.91
  • Larry Walker (Burlington) 29 HR
  • Paul Wilmet (Springfield) 29 saves
  • Craig Wilson (Springfield) 106 runs scored; 44 steals

Teams

  • Springfield (61 sacrifice flies)

Notable Games

  • May 25 thru June 3, 1986
    • Cedar Rapids: 9 consecutive games without an error
  • May 26, 1986
    • John Stein (Appleton) No hitter; Beloit, 5-0
  • June 6, 1986
    • Mike Converse (Cedar Rapids) No hitter; Beloit, 2-0
  • August 14 thru 27, 1986
    • Kenosha: 15 consecutive losses
  • August 28, 1986
    • Lee Grimes (Peoria) 6 runs scored



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