2000 Midwest League


Stats
Boxscores

Overall
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan (DET) 88 52 .629 -
Michigan (HOU) 82 56 .594 5
Fort Wayne (SD) 72 65 .526 14.5
Dayton (CIN) 70 67 .511 16.5
Lansing (CHC) 70 68 .507 17
South Bend (ARZ) 60 78 .435 27
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin (SEA) 78 60 .565 -
Kane County (FLA) 74 65 .532 4.5
Beloit (MIL) 71 64 .526 5.5
Clinton (CIN) 71 69 .507 8
Peoria (STL) 63 74 .460 14.5
Quad City 64 75 .460 14.5
Cedar Rapids (ANA) 53 86 .381 25.5
Burlington (CHW) 51 88 .367 27.5

1st Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 44 26 .629 -
Fort Wayne 36 31 .537 6.5
Lansing 36 32 .529 7
Michigan 34 34 .500 9
Dayton 31 36 .463 11.5
South Bend 28 40 .412 15
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Beloit 41 26 .612 -
Wisconsin 38 30 .559 3.5
Quad City 37 32 .536 5
Kane County 36 33 .522 6
Clinton 33 37 .471 9.5
Peoria 30 39 .435 12
Burlington 29 40 .420 13
Cedar Rapids 26 43 .377 16

2nd Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
Michigan 48 22 .686 -
West Michigan 44 26 .629 4
Dayton 39 31 .557 9
Fort Wayne 36 34 .514 12
Lansing 34 36 .486 14
South Bend 32 38 .457 16
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Wisconsin 40 30 .571 -
Kane County 38 32 .543 2
Clinton 38 32 .543 2
Peoria 33 35 .485 6
Beloit 30 38 .441 9
Quad City 27 43 .386 13
Cedar Rapids 27 43 .386 13
Burlington 22 48 .314 18


Post Season
1st round
Beloit defeats Clinton, 2-1
Wisconsin defeats Kane County, 2-1
Dayton defeats West Michigan, 2-1
Michigan defeats Fort Wayne, 2-1

2nd round
Beloit defeats Wisconsin, 2-1
Michigan defeats Dayton, 2-0

Championship
Michigan defeats Beloit, 3-0


All Star Game



Post Season All Star Team
C-Brandon Whitehead, Dayton
1B-Shawn McCorkle, Wisconsin
2B-Mark Burnett, Clinton
3B-Albert Pujols, Peoria
SS-Ramon Santiago, West Michigan
OF-Austin Kearns, Dayton
OF-Jason Lane, Michigan
OF-Corey Richardson, West Michigan
OF-Chris Snelling, Wisconsin
DH-Billy Martin, South Bend
RHSP-Calvin Chipperfield, West Michigan
LHSP-Andy Van Hekken, West Michigan
RHRP-J.J. Trujillo, Fort Wayne,br> LHRP-Cliff Bartosh, Fort Wayne

MVP-Albert Pujols, Peoria
Prospect of the Year-Austin Kearns, Dayton/Albert Pujols, Peoria
Manager of the Year-Bruce Fields, West Michigan



League Changes
The Dayton Dragons moved from Rockford and changed nicknames

Dayton:Fifth Third Field built
Kane County: added 1544 new seats
Burlington and South Bend; ballparks both had significant work on the playing field

Dayton's home opener was delayd to accomodate construction problems. The resulting schedule adjustments resulted in 71 schedules home dates in Dayton and 69 in Clinton



Attendence
Team Attendence Average
Dayton 581,853 8,432
Kane County 470,908 7,358
West Michigan 436,751 6,617
Lansing 416,332 6,505
Fort Wayne 262,605 3,805
Wisconsin 215,612 3,317
South Bend 194,652 1,935
Peoria 150,439 2,245
Quad City 138,394 2,065
Cedar Rapids 129,652 1,935
Michigan 86,297 1,438
Clintn 69,242 1,174
Beloit 69,199 1,193
Burlington 56,539 897