1998 Midwest League


Stats

Boxscores

Overall
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin (SEA) 72 65 .526 -
Peoria (STL) 72 68 .514 1.5
Rockford (CHC) 71 68 .511 2
Kane County (FLA) 69 71 .493 4.5
Beloit (MIL) 64 75 .460 9
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan (DET) 83 57 .593 -
Fort Wayne (MIN) 79 61 .564 4
Michigan (BOS) 79 61 .564 4
Lansing (KC) 71 69 .507 12
South Bend (ARZ) 40 100 .286 43
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City (HOU) 77 62 .554 -
Cedar Rapids (ANA) 71 69 .507 6.5
Clinton (SD) 65 73 .471 11.5
Burlington (CIN) 63 77 .450 14.5

1st half
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin 39 30 .565 -
Kane County 36 36 .500 4.5
Beloit 35 36 .493 5
Peoria 34 38 .472 6.5
Rockford 32 39 .451 8
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 43 29 .597 -
Fort Wayne 41 31 .569 2
Lansing 37 35 .514 6
Michigan 36 36 .500 7
South Bend 21 51 .292 22
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City 40 31 .563 -
Cedar Rapids 40 32 .556 0.5
Burlington 36 36 .500 4.5
Clinton 30 40 .429 9.5

2nd Half
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Rockford 39 29 .574 -
Peoria 38 30 .559 1
Wisconsin 33 35 .485 6
Kane County 33 35 .485 6
Beloit 29 39 .426 10
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
Michigan 43 25 .632 -
West Michigan 40 28 .588 3
Fort Wayne 38 30 .559 5
Lansing 34 34 .500 9
South Bend 19 49 .279 24
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Quad City 37 31 .544 -
Clinton 35 33 .515 2
Cedar Rapids 31 37 .456 6
Burlington 27 41 .397 10


Postseason
1st round
West Michigan defeats Michigan, 2-1
Rockford defeats Wisconsin, 2-1
Clinton defeats Quad City, 2-1
Fort Wayne defeats Peoria, 2-1

2nd round
West Michigan defeats Clinton, 2-0
Rockford defeats Fort Wayne, 2-0

Championship
West Michigan defeats Rockford, 3-1



All Star Game



Post Season All Star Team
C-Shea Hillenbrand, Michigan
1B-Ross Gload, Kane County
2B-Jermaine Clark, Wisconsin
3B-Matt Erickson, Kane County
SS-Pablo Ozuna, Peoria
OF-Quincy Foster, Kane County
OF-Bucky Jacobsen, Beloit
OF-Juan LeBron, Lansing
OF-Rodney Lindsey, Clinton/West Michigan
DH-J.J. Thomas, Quad City
RHSP-Tristan Jerue, Peoria
LHSP-Ryan Anderson, Wisconsin
RHRP-Brian Partenheimer, Michigan
LHRP-Gene Stechschulte, Peoria

MVP-Pablo Ozuna, Peoria
Prospect of the Year-Pablo Ozuna, Peoria
Manager of the Year-Billy Gardner, Michigan

League Changes
West Michigan: added about 120 seats
Wisconsin: added 888 seats



Attendence
Team Attendence Average
West Michigan 500,083 7,144
Lansing 485,815 7,040
Kane County 481,352 7,078
Wisconsin 227,306 3,342
Fort Wayne 214,702 3,067
South Bend 196,793 2,981
Peoria 154,910 2,347
Quad City 153,886 2,404
Cedar Rapids 128,742 1,893
Michigan 107,137 1,648
Rockford 75,600 1,163
Beloit 61,108 940
Burlington 60,492 902
Clinton 44,401 693