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Midwest League 1998

League and Team Leadership

League Officers

  • President/Treasurer: George Spelius
  • Vice President: Ed Larson
  • Legal Counsel/Secretary: Richard Nussbaum II
  • Administrator: George Spelius, Jr.; Stephanie Gray

Umpires

#    Name                Hometown
     John Bullock        North Hollywood, CA
     Brian Cole          
     Stephen Cox         Tulsa, OK
     Brock Davidson      Great Bend, KS
     Kris Green          York, PA
     Scott Letendre      Medford, OR
     Ricardo Losoya      Salinas, CA
     Trey Nelson         Lincoln, NE
     Daniel Payne        San Jose, CA
     Troy Penrod         Salem, OR
     Brian Rayder        Morristown, NJ
     David Riley         Indianapolis, IN
     Chad Sexton         Mt. Pleasant, MI
     Raymond Villeneuve  El Paso, TX
Pairings:
Green/Losoya
Letendre/Sexton
Payne/Rayder
Davidson/Villeneuve
Cox/Penrod
Nelson/Bullock
Riley/Cole


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1998 Season
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Team Leadership

                President               GM
Beloit          Marcy Olsen             Matt Harris
Burlington      David Walker            Kyle Fisher
Cedar Rapids    Wally Krouse            Jack Roeder
Clinton         George Chaney           Alfredo Portela
Fort Wayne                              Bret Staehling
Kane County     Al Gordon               Jeff Sedivy
Lansing         Tom Dickson             Tom Glick
Michigan                                Jerry Burkot
Peoria          Pete Vonachen           Rocky Vonachen
                Rocky Vonachen
Quad City       Rick Holtzman           Tim Bawmann
Rockford        Mark McGuire            Bruce Keiter
South Bend                              Eric Haag
West Michigan   Dennis Baxter           Scott Lane
Wisconsin       Kevin Doyle             Mike Birling

Coaching Staffs

                Manager         Coaches
Beloit          Don Money       Floyd Rayford   Randy Kramer*
Burlington      Phillip Wellman Derek Botelho*
Cedar Rapids    Garry Templeton Tyrone Boykin   Jim Bennett*
Clinton         Tom LeVasseur   Dan Simonds     Tony Phillips*
Fort Wayne      Jose Marzan     Riccardo Ingram David Perez*
Kane County     Juan Bustabad   Steve Luebber*  Matt Winters
Lansing         Bob Herold      Rodney McCray   Larry Carter*
Michigan        Billy Gardner   Bill Madlock    Larry Pierson*
Peoria          Jeff Shireman   Gary Buckles*   Tony Diggs
Quad City       Mike Rojas      Sid Holland     Bill Ballou*
Rockford        Ruben Amaro     Manny Trillo    Stan Kyles*
South Bend      Roly de Armas   Rick Schu       Mike Parrott*  Jim Reinebold
West Michigan   Bruce Fields    Skeeter Barnes  Steve McCatty*
Wisconsin       Gary Varsho     Omer Munoz      Steve Peck*

*pitching coaches

Ballpark Information

                             Stadium                   Capacity Attendance
Beloit                       Harry Pohlman Field        3,501     61,108
Burlington                   Community Field            3,502     60,492
Cedar Rapids                 Veterans Memorial Stadium  6,000    128,742
Clinton                      Riverview Stadium          3,000     44,401
Fort Wayne                   Memorial Stadium           6,316    214,702
Kane County (Geneva, IL)     Philip B Elfstrom Stadium  5,900    481,352
Lansing                      Oldsmobile Park           11,000    485,815
Michigan (Battle Creek)      C.O. Brown Stadium         6,600    107,137
Peoria                       Pete Vonachen Stadium      5,200    154,910
Quad City (Davenport, IA)    John O'Donnell Stadium     6,200    153,886
Rockford                     Marinelli Field            4,500     75,600
South Bend                   Stanley Coveleski Stadium  5,000    196,793
West Michigan (Grand Rapids) Old Kent Park             10,900    500,083
Wisconsin (Appleton)         Fox Cities Stadium         5,500    227,306



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