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1997 Northern League

1997 > Class Independent > League History
Overall: 335 games, 8 teams, approx. 83 games in season
Attendance: 1,027,513 (3,067/game)
Other Years: 1996 / 1998
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1996 / 1998

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1996 / 1998

League Standings

First Half

42 games

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
St. Paul Saints 24 18 .571 --
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 18 24 .429 6
Duluth-Superior Dukes 17 24 .415 6.5
Madison Black Wolf 15 27 .357 9

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Winnipeg Goldeyes 29 12 .707 --
Sioux City Explorers 28 14 .667 1.5
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 21 21 .500 8.5
Sioux Falls Canaries 15 27 .357 14.5

Second Half

42 games

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Duluth-Superior Dukes 22 20 .524 --
St. Paul Saints 21 21 .500 1
Madison Black Wolf 19 23 .452 3
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 18 24 .429 4

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 26 16 .619 --
Winnipeg Goldeyes 24 18 .571 2
Sioux City Explorers 22 20 .524 4
Sioux Falls Canaries 16 26 .381 10

Semifinals

5 games

Finals

5 games

League Batting

Tm Aff BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Winnipeg Goldeyes 25.6 7.37 83 3480 2980 612 890 167 21 99 550 156 33 383 544 .299 .386 .468 .855 1396 66 59 31 27 18
Sioux City Explorers 25.1 6.76 84 3443 2967 568 830 156 26 106 506 117 41 375 648 .280 .367 .457 .824 1356 48 50 22 29 14
St. Paul Saints 26.9 6.35 84 3345 2886 533 834 177 17 92 491 90 46 388 510 .289 .375 .458 .832 1321 54 24 19 28 8
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 26.1 6.29 84 3422 3001 528 887 171 20 85 479 113 38 334 541 .296 .371 .451 .822 1353 59 45 11 31 14
Duluth-Superior Dukes 25.6 5.59 83 3295 2914 464 833 142 17 71 422 78 27 290 538 .286 .355 .419 .775 1222 82 39 24 28 17
Madison Black Wolf 26.0 5.25 84 3237 2872 441 776 166 28 73 404 85 42 276 591 .270 .339 .424 .762 1217 53 37 21 31 11
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 26.3 5.07 84 3237 2893 426 808 168 13 90 391 51 27 264 648 .279 .345 .440 .784 1272 74 36 23 21 13
Sioux Falls Canaries 26.0 4.95 84 3323 2891 416 745 139 14 51 375 100 36 347 595 .258 .343 .368 .711 1065 59 41 17 27 12
League Totals 26.0 5.95 670 26782 23404 3988 6603 1286 156 667 3618 790 290 2657 4615 .282 .360 .436 .796 10202 495 331 168 222 107

League Pitching

Tm Aff PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
Sioux City Explorers 25.6 5.18 50 34 .595 4.40 84 84 79 5 4 18 756.0 831 435 370 64 262 14 509 44 4 39 3348 1.446 9.9 0.8 3.1 6.1 1.94
Winnipeg Goldeyes 25.3 5.46 53 30 .639 4.61 83 83 76 7 2 16 743.2 766 453 381 105 309 9 722 40 5 47 3281 1.446 9.3 1.3 3.7 8.7 2.34
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 25.3 5.77 47 37 .560 5.06 84 84 81 3 3 21 739.2 763 485 416 86 388 12 636 32 13 57 3330 1.556 9.3 1.0 4.7 7.7 1.64
St. Paul Saints 25.3 5.90 45 39 .536 5.16 84 84 75 9 2 19 724.0 806 496 415 67 378 9 549 38 10 64 3320 1.635 10.0 0.8 4.7 6.8 1.45
Sioux Falls Canaries 26.0 6.11 31 53 .369 5.15 84 84 77 7 2 9 738.2 882 513 423 78 287 15 505 42 5 50 3352 1.583 10.7 1.0 3.5 6.2 1.76
Duluth-Superior Dukes 25.5 6.14 39 44 .470 5.15 83 83 77 6 3 12 735.1 849 510 421 78 346 12 646 44 17 56 3380 1.625 10.4 1.0 4.2 7.9 1.87
Madison Black Wolf 25.2 6.52 34 50 .405 5.47 84 84 67 17 3 13 732.1 818 548 445 88 327 14 492 45 4 58 3338 1.563 10.1 1.1 4.0 6.0 1.50
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 25.0 6.52 36 48 .429 5.67 84 84 80 4 1 18 735.0 888 548 463 101 360 22 556 46 10 45 3439 1.698 10.9 1.2 4.4 6.8 1.54
League Totals 25.4 5.95 335 335 .500 5.08 670 670 612 58 20 126 5904.2 6603 3988 3334 667 2657 107 4615 331 68 416 26788 1.568 10.1 1.0 4.0 7.0 1.74

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Winnipeg Goldeyes 83 2231 824 87 55 .972 14 88 33 27% 171,240 Hal Lanier
Sioux City Explorers 84 2268 852 105 81 .967 13 66 29 31% 134,580 Ed Nottle
St. Paul Saints 84 2172 926 112 83 .965 21 96 39 29% 240,514 Marty Scott
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 84 2205 899 116 66 .964 15 140 38 21% 62,496 Jay Ward
Sioux Falls Canaries 84 2216 1027 120 94 .964 18 110 39 26% 104,546 Harry Stavrenos, Tommy Thompson and Kennard Medlock
Duluth-Superior Dukes 83 2206 843 114 58 .964 15 92 39 30% 69,772 George Mitterwald
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 84 2219 887 115 77 .964 11 85 41 33% 179,880 Doug Simunic
Madison Black Wolf 84 2197 974 140 98 .958 12 113 32 22% 64,485 Wayne Krenchicki
League Totals 670 17714 7232 909 612 .965 119 790 290 27% 1,027,513