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Midwest League 1987

Season Highlights

Batting Leaders

  • Batting: Chip Hale (Kenosha/Twins) .345
  • Home Runs: Greg Vaughn (Beloit/Brewers) 33
  • Runs Batted In: Todd Zeile (Springfield/Cardinals) 106
  • Stolen Bases: Ted Williams (Wausau/Mariners) 73

Pitching Leaders

  • Wins: Bob Faron (Springfield/Cardinals) 19
  • Won/Lost: Brian Hickerson (Clinton/Giants) 11/0, 1.000
  • Saves: Mike Perez (Springfield/Cardinals) 41
  • Earned Run Average: Keith Brown (Cedar Rapids/Reds) 1.59
  • Strikeouts: Paul McClellan (Clinton/Giants) 209


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1987 Season
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Post-Season All-Star Team

Catcher               Todd Zeile, Springfield
First Base            Mark Leonard, Clinton
Second Base           Francisco Laureano, Appleton
Third Base            Keith Lockhart, Cedar Rapids
Shortstop             Bienvenido Figueroa, Springfield
Outfield              Greg Vaughn, Beloit
                      Gregg Ritchie, Clinton
                      Jerome Walton, Peoria
Designated Hitter     Victor Garcia, Peoria
Left Handed Pitcher   Trevor Wilson, Clinton
Right Handed Pitcher  Bob Faron, Springfield
Left Handed Reliever  Robert Glisson, Springfield
Right Handed Reliever Mike Perez, Springfield

Accomplishments

Players

  • Keith Brown (Cedar Rapids) 1.59 ERA
  • Bob Faron (Springfield) 2.14; 19 wins
  • Victor Garcia (Peoria) 104 RBI
  • Chip Hale (Kenosha) .345
  • Scott Kannenberg (Quad City) 17 losses
  • Keith Lockhart (Cedar Rapids) appeared in 140 games
  • Paul McClellan (Clinton) 209 strikeouts)
  • Mike Perez (Springfield) 41 saves
  • Gregg Ritchie (Clinton) .337
  • Tod Ronson (Clinton) 44 doubles
  • Victor Teixeira (Madison) batter drew 104 walks--and 103 strikeouts
  • Greg Vaughn (Beloit) 33 HR, 105 RBI; 70 long hits, 120 runs scored; 36 steals (!)
  • Jerome Walton (Peoria) .335
  • Ted Williams (Wausau) 74 stolen bases
  • Trevor Wilson (Clinton) 2.01
  • Todd Zeile (Springfield) 25 HR, 106 RBI

Teams

  • Appleton issued 61 intentional walks
  • Burlington had 256 doubles
  • Clinton pitchers truck out 1188 opposing hitters
  • Springfield relievers logged 49 saves
  • Springfield team fielding average was .973
  • Springfield won 94 games
  • Wausau pitchers surrendered 1347 hits & 142 homers

Notable Games

  • April 11
    • Kenosha pitchers walked 17 Madison hitters
    • Kenosha had 4 sacrifice flies (Madison contributed another)
  • April 24-26
    • Tim Barker (Beloit) reached base in 11 consecutive plate appearances
  • April 29
    • Brian Robinson (Cedar Rapids) 14 chances at SS
    • 8 were putouts
  • May 14
    • William Mijares (Clinton) 14 chances at SS
  • May 24
    • Scott Hamilton (Springfield) 10 inning shutout vs Burlington
    • no walks were issued, either
  • May 27
    • Ozzie Canseco (Madison) 4 runs scored (vs Peoria)
  • May 31
    • Joel Lono (Cedar Rapids) no walks permitted in 10 innings vs QC
  • June 1 thru August 31
    • James Bowie (Wausau) no errors at 1B in 71 games
  • June 13
    • Vince Teixeira (Madison) 5 hits
  • July 2
    • Tom Amante (Springfield) 6 assists at first base
  • July 10
    • Jeff Schwarz (Peoria) No-hitter (vs Kenosha, 4-0)
  • August 8
    • Richard Morehouse (Quad City) 10 inning shutout vs. Burlington
  • August 21
    • Terry Jorgensen (Kenosha) 6 hits



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