1997 Midwest League


Stats

Boxscores

Overall
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan (DET) 92 39 .702 -
Michigan (BOS) 70 67 .511 25
Fort Wayne (MIN) 68 67 .504 26
Lansing (KC) 69 68 .504 26
South Bend (ARZ) 54 83 .394 41
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin (SEA) 76 63 .547 -
Kane County (FLA) 70 68 .507 5.5
Peoria (STL) 70 69 .504 6
Rockford (CHC) 66 66 .500 6.5
Beloit (MIL) 60 73 .451 13
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Burlington (CIN) 72 68 .514 -
Clinton (SD) 65 71 .478 5
Cedar Rapids (ANA) 62 76 .449 9
Quad City (HOU) 59 75 .440 10

1st Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 46 17 .730 -
Michigan 38 31 .551 11
Lansing 34 34 .500 14.5
Fort Wayne 32 33 .492 15
South Bend 24 43 .358 24
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin 40 29 .580 -
Rockford 32 32 .500 5.5
Beloit 32 32 .500 5.5
Peoria 34 35 .493 6
Kane County 33 37 .471 7.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Burlington 39 31 .557 -
Clinton 33 34 .493 4.5
Quad City 26 38 .406 10
Cedar Rapids 26 43 .377 12.5

2nd Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 46 22 .676 -
Fort Wayne 36 34 .514 11
Lansing 35 34 .507 11.5
Michigan 32 36 .471 14
South Bend 30 40 .429 17
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Kane County 37 31 .544 -
Wisconsin 36 34 .514 2
Peoria 36 34 .514 2
Rockford 34 34 .500 3
Beloit 28 41 .406 9.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Cedar Rapids 36 33 .522 -
Quad City 33 37 .471 3.5
Burlington 33 37 .471 3.5
Clinton 32 37 .464 4


Post Season
1st round
Cedar Rapids defeats Burlington, 2-0
Kane County defeats Wisconsin, 2-0
Fort Wayne defeats West Michigan, 2-0
Lansing defeats Michigan, 2-1

2nd round
Lansing defeats Fort Wayne, 2-0
Kane County defeats Cedar Rapids, 2-0

Championship
Lansing defeats Kane County, 3-2



All Star Game



League Changes
Burlington: changed affiliation from Giants to Reds
South Bend: changed affiliation from White Sox to Diamondbacks, and adopted new logo
West Michigan: changed affiliation from Athletics to Tigers

Lansing and Michigan: expanded their seating capacity
Burlington: moved the fense out.





Post Season All Star Team
C-Chad Moeller, Fort Wayne
1B-Robert Fick, West Michigan
2B-Jim Chamblee, Michigan
3B-Jose Leon, Peoria
SS-Brent Butler, Peoria
OF-Brady Clark, Burlington
OF-Jason Conti, South Bend
OF-Julio Ramirez, Kane County
DH-Tyrone Horne, Kane County
RHSP-Dave Borkowski, West Michigan
LHSP-Phillip Norton, Rockford
RHRP-Francisco Cordero, West Michigan
LHRP-Chris Garza, Fort Wayne

MVP-Robert Fick, West Michigan
Manager of the Year-Bruce Fields, West Michigan



Attendence
Team Attendence Average
West Michigan 536,029 8,000
Lansing 523,443 7,812
Kane County 436,505 6,613
Fort Wayne 230,210 3,336
Wisconsin 227,104 3,389
South Bend 197,864 3,140
Peoria 148,585 2,358
Quad City 130,932 2,182
Michigan 126,947 2,115
Cedar Rapids 124,629 1,947
Rockford 86,716 1,421
Beloit 81,564 1,294
Burlington 52,152 854
Clinton 50,597 790