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1998 Northern League

1998 > Class Independent > League History
Overall: 342 games, 8 teams, approx. 85 games in season
Attendance: 1,032,922 (3,020/game)
Other Years: 1997 / 1999
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1997 / 1999

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1997 / 1999

League Standings

First Half

43 games

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 22 21 .512 --
St. Paul Saints 20 23 .465 2
Madison Black Wolf 20 23 .465 2
Duluth-Superior Dukes 12 30 .286 9.5

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 31 11 .738 --
Winnipeg Goldeyes 25 18 .581 6.5
Sioux City Explorers 23 20 .535 8.5
Sioux Falls Canaries 18 25 .419 13.5

Second Half

43 games

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
St. Paul Saints 20 23 .465 --
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 18 24 .429 1.5
Duluth-Superior Dukes 17 26 .395 3
Madison Black Wolf 15 28 .349 5

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Winnipeg Goldeyes 33 10 .767 --
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 33 10 .767 --
Sioux Falls Canaries 18 24 .429 14.5
Sioux City Explorers 17 26 .395 16

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 25.3 6.90 86 3500 3057 593 949 167 15 123 540 83 30 343 554 .310 .387 .496 .883 1515 71 54 22 24 17
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 26.6 6.68 85 3352 2940 568 878 183 25 100 513 120 36 318 519 .299 .372 .480 .852 1411 65 46 17 31 13
Sioux City Explorers 25.5 5.59 86 3354 2970 481 855 183 12 88 446 88 38 274 585 .288 .354 .446 .801 1326 69 49 28 33 6
St. Paul Saints 25.5 5.40 86 3400 2957 464 844 154 14 63 416 92 35 351 504 .285 .366 .411 .777 1215 78 40 24 28 20
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 27.1 4.88 85 3229 2865 415 775 139 5 77 367 89 27 292 537 .271 .340 .403 .743 1155 74 23 26 23 10
Sioux Falls Canaries 25.4 4.86 85 3241 2884 413 767 141 15 83 379 89 28 258 546 .266 .334 .412 .746 1187 52 52 20 27 10
Madison Black Wolf 25.9 4.85 86 3256 2885 417 768 138 22 69 382 74 42 285 540 .266 .339 .401 .740 1157 61 47 15 24 14
Duluth-Superior Dukes 25.5 4.49 85 3254 2849 382 711 141 15 51 351 90 28 344 556 .250 .335 .363 .698 1035 63 29 15 17 12
League Totals 25.8 5.46 684 26586 23407 3733 6547 1246 123 654 3394 725 264 2465 4341 .280 .354 .427 .781 10001 533 340 167 207 102

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
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 26.2 3.91 64 21 .753 3.51 85 85 81 4 5 22 749.0 752 332 292 49 222 11 596 27 1 33 3185 1.300 9.0 0.6 2.7 7.2 2.68
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 26.1 4.98 40 45 .471 4.40 85 85 76 9 3 18 732.2 749 423 358 92 293 16 566 55 3 65 3234 1.422 9.2 1.1 3.6 7.0 1.93
Winnipeg Goldeyes 25.0 5.05 58 28 .674 4.47 86 86 78 8 3 25 758.2 801 434 377 103 286 8 632 40 2 43 3326 1.433 9.5 1.2 3.4 7.5 2.21
Sioux City Explorers 24.7 5.67 40 46 .465 5.07 86 86 80 6 1 20 748.2 875 488 422 85 313 25 491 29 1 34 3359 1.587 10.5 1.0 3.8 5.9 1.57
St. Paul Saints 25.3 5.73 40 46 .465 4.95 86 86 82 4 5 27 747.2 830 493 411 82 323 8 579 40 4 52 3370 1.542 10.0 1.0 3.9 7.0 1.79
Sioux Falls Canaries 25.7 5.91 36 49 .424 5.48 85 85 79 6 3 19 734.1 802 502 447 73 352 5 504 57 7 61 3316 1.571 9.8 0.9 4.3 6.2 1.43
Madison Black Wolf 25.4 6.10 35 51 .407 5.30 86 86 77 9 4 17 737.0 843 525 434 88 344 18 511 43 0 42 3375 1.611 10.3 1.1 4.2 6.2 1.49
Duluth-Superior Dukes 23.8 6.31 29 56 .341 5.46 85 85 80 5 3 18 738.0 895 536 448 82 332 11 462 49 6 54 3428 1.663 10.9 1.0 4.0 5.6 1.39
League Totals 25.2 5.46 342 342 .500 4.83 684 684 633 51 27 166 5946.0 6547 3733 3189 654 2465 102 4341 340 24 384 26593 1.516 9.9 1.0 3.7 6.6 1.76

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Winnipeg Goldeyes 86 2276 920 88 81 .973 14 103 30 23% 159,512 Hal Lanier
Sioux Falls Canaries 85 2203 991 99 99 .970 22 85 28 25% 117,015 Mike Burton
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 85 2247 924 99 77 .970 13 69 26 27% 182,938 Doug Simunic
Sioux City Explorers 86 2246 944 107 94 .968 5 84 44 34% 120,114 Ed Nottle
Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks 85 2198 884 104 68 .967 20 87 29 25% 54,566 Jay Ward
Madison Black Wolf 86 2211 998 111 82 .967 18 86 38 31% 56,462 Al Gallagher
St. Paul Saints 86 2243 939 119 81 .964 21 99 39 28% 272,210 Marty Scott
Duluth-Superior Dukes 85 2214 936 124 79 .962 22 112 30 21% 70,105 George Mitterwald
League Totals 684 17838 7536 851 661 .968 135 725 264 27% 1,032,922