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1998 Midwest League

1998 > Class A > League History
Overall: 976 games, 14 teams, approx. 139 games in season
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1997 / 1999
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League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1997 / 1999

League Standings

Regular Season

April 9, 1998 to September 7, 1998 · 140 games

Central Division

Tm Aff W L W-L% GB
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SEA 72 65 .526 --
Peoria Chiefs STL 72 68 .514 1.5
Rockford Cubbies CHC 71 68 .511 2
Kane County Cougars FLA 69 71 .493 4.5
Beloit Snappers MIL 64 75 .460 9

East Division

Tm Aff W L W-L% GB
West Michigan Whitecaps DET 83 57 .593 --
Fort Wayne Wizards MIN 79 61 .564 4
Michigan Battle Cats BOS 79 61 .564 4
Lansing Lugnuts KCR 71 69 .507 12
South Bend Silver Hawks ARI 40 100 .286 43

West Division

Tm Aff W L W-L% GB
Quad Cities River Bandits HOU 77 62 .554 --
Cedar Rapids Kernels ANA 71 69 .507 6.5
Clinton LumberKings SDP 65 73 .471 11.5
Burlington Bees CIN 63 77 .450 14.5

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
Peoria Chiefs STL 22.4 5.34 140 5380 4758 748 1302 247 35 82 653 162 98 435 992 .274 .343 .392 .735 1865 95 88 64 35 15
Fort Wayne Wizards MIN 20.7 5.30 140 5437 4734 742 1284 280 52 90 650 117 68 533 1101 .271 .354 .409 .764 1938 112 95 39 36 15
Lansing Lugnuts KCR 21.7 4.96 140 5383 4735 695 1237 247 63 89 607 207 77 496 989 .261 .338 .396 .734 1877 89 72 41 39 18
Michigan Battle Cats BOS 21.3 4.89 140 5376 4720 685 1229 232 31 86 595 92 58 499 957 .260 .339 .377 .716 1781 104 81 32 44 11
Beloit Snappers MIL 21.4 4.74 139 5406 4735 659 1236 232 18 93 586 65 46 482 1055 .261 .337 .377 .714 1783 98 82 72 35 22
Quad Cities River Bandits HOU 21.5 4.73 139 5157 4627 657 1172 230 30 92 584 197 108 412 992 .253 .320 .376 .695 1738 91 51 43 24 21
West Michigan Whitecaps DET 21.9 4.71 140 5306 4705 660 1182 250 40 55 572 188 63 445 1078 .251 .322 .356 .678 1677 70 65 47 44 14
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SEA 21.7 4.67 137 5192 4602 640 1180 231 49 93 566 199 79 442 990 .256 .326 .389 .715 1788 93 51 65 32 25
Kane County Cougars FLA 21.9 4.60 140 5308 4602 644 1182 206 22 49 554 189 88 509 947 .257 .339 .343 .682 1579 111 88 61 48 22
Rockford Cubbies CHC 21.0 4.58 139 5203 4588 637 1172 225 45 61 544 203 79 460 1112 .255 .329 .364 .693 1670 91 65 52 38 9
Cedar Rapids Kernels ANA 21.9 4.34 140 5306 4677 607 1112 216 24 87 529 183 95 493 1031 .238 .319 .350 .669 1637 84 75 34 27 14
Clinton LumberKings SDP 21.5 4.29 138 5152 4495 592 1075 211 34 66 509 194 78 518 1036 .239 .326 .345 .672 1552 118 78 31 30 15
Burlington Bees CIN 21.2 4.05 140 5120 4577 567 1137 208 34 77 506 181 80 423 1123 .248 .316 .359 .675 1644 79 46 39 35 11
South Bend Silver Hawks ARI 20.8 3.84 140 5206 4599 537 1089 204 31 60 484 93 65 487 1148 .237 .314 .334 .647 1535 77 48 27 45 16
League Totals 21.5 4.65 1952 73932 65154 9070 16589 3219 508 1080 7939 2270 1082 6634 14551 .255 .330 .369 .700 24064 1312 985 647 512 228

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
West Michigan Whitecaps DET 21.1 3.65 83 57 .593 3.01 140 140 127 13 14 36 1235.2 1056 511 413 75 359 12 1177 61 11 58 5089 1.145 7.7 0.5 2.6 8.6 3.28
Quad Cities River Bandits HOU 21.2 4.01 77 62 .554 3.44 139 139 129 10 14 36 1223.1 1002 558 467 75 532 41 1057 86 23 78 5196 1.254 7.4 0.6 3.9 7.8 1.99
Cedar Rapids Kernels ANA 22.1 4.33 71 69 .507 3.51 140 140 119 21 13 26 1242.0 1132 606 485 101 415 2 1033 63 11 116 5211 1.246 8.2 0.7 3.0 7.5 2.49
Michigan Battle Cats BOS 21.6 4.51 79 61 .564 3.98 140 140 138 2 7 46 1225.0 1243 631 542 64 463 26 1025 77 8 75 5330 1.393 9.1 0.5 3.4 7.5 2.21
Rockford Cubbies CHC 19.9 4.63 71 68 .511 3.97 139 139 132 7 7 39 1210.1 1182 643 534 72 524 14 939 70 12 98 5259 1.410 8.8 0.5 3.9 7.0 1.79
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SEA 21.0 4.69 72 65 .526 3.98 137 137 136 1 5 34 1209.0 1156 642 535 77 578 17 1274 80 19 87 5319 1.434 8.6 0.6 4.3 9.5 2.20
Burlington Bees CIN 21.8 4.71 63 77 .450 3.81 140 140 125 15 8 30 1206.0 1135 659 511 76 525 14 1059 77 9 127 5258 1.376 8.5 0.6 3.9 7.9 2.02
Kane County Cougars FLA 21.2 4.73 69 71 .493 3.98 140 140 134 6 11 31 1221.0 1220 662 540 77 440 20 1093 76 9 72 5302 1.360 9.0 0.6 3.2 8.1 2.48
Beloit Snappers MIL 21.4 4.81 64 75 .460 3.80 139 139 128 11 9 32 1221.0 1242 669 515 97 420 17 1041 60 5 77 5296 1.361 9.2 0.7 3.1 7.7 2.48
Lansing Lugnuts KCR 21.6 4.81 71 69 .507 4.19 140 140 139 1 9 38 1233.2 1216 673 574 76 516 3 991 73 9 102 5379 1.404 8.9 0.6 3.8 7.2 1.92
Clinton LumberKings SDP 21.6 4.84 65 73 .471 3.95 138 138 133 5 7 21 1198.2 1207 668 526 67 459 20 1020 75 9 82 5220 1.390 9.1 0.5 3.4 7.7 2.22
Fort Wayne Wizards MIN 21.5 4.84 79 61 .564 4.01 140 140 138 2 9 33 1226.2 1224 678 546 69 477 21 1027 60 14 95 5396 1.387 9.0 0.5 3.5 7.5 2.15
Peoria Chiefs STL 22.4 5.11 72 68 .514 4.30 140 140 137 3 3 37 1224.2 1222 715 585 82 513 9 896 74 8 96 5348 1.417 9.0 0.6 3.8 6.6 1.75
South Bend Silver Hawks ARI 21.5 5.39 40 100 .286 4.41 140 140 138 2 5 19 1195.0 1352 755 585 72 413 12 919 53 11 122 5345 1.477 10.2 0.5 3.1 6.9 2.23
League Totals 21.4 4.65 976 976 .500 3.88 1952 1952 1853 99 121 458 17072.0 16589 9070 7358 1080 6634 228 14551 985 158 1285 73948 1.360 8.7 0.6 3.5 7.7 2.19

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Michigan Battle Cats BOS 140 3675 1415 160 109 .970 26 176 69 28% Billy Gardner
Cedar Rapids Kernels ANA 140 3726 1640 178 134 .968 11 163 85 34% Garry Templeton
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SEA 137 3627 1366 163 98 .968 31 160 73 31% Gary Varsho
Lansing Lugnuts KCR 140 3701 1544 171 132 .968 24 140 86 38% Bob Herold
Quad Cities River Bandits HOU 139 3670 1527 172 113 .968 15 182 73 29% Mike Rojas
West Michigan Whitecaps DET 140 3707 1559 177 125 .967 17 118 62 34% Bruce Fields
Kane County Cougars FLA 140 3663 1508 183 108 .966 14 171 68 28% Juan Bustabad
Rockford Cubbies CHC 139 3631 1596 192 135 .965 24 175 87 33% Ruben Amaro
Peoria Chiefs STL 140 3674 1680 203 145 .963 32 150 79 34% Jeff Shireman
Clinton LumberKings SDP 138 3596 1527 205 134 .962 29 115 73 39% Tom Levasseur
Fort Wayne Wizards MIN 140 3680 1586 210 103 .962 20 133 66 33% Jose Marzan
Burlington Bees CIN 140 3618 1480 212 125 .960 23 263 71 21% Phil Wellman
Beloit Snappers MIL 139 3663 1531 234 106 .957 14 139 97 41% Don Money
South Bend Silver Hawks ARI 140 3585 1619 263 104 .952 22 185 93 33% Roly de Armas
League Totals 1952 51216 21578 2723 1671 .964 302 2270 1082 32%