Midwest League (A) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
2017Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Cubs, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2016Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Cubs, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2015Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Cubs, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2014Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2013Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2012Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2011Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2010Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2009Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2008Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2007Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks, Swing of the Quad Cities, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2006Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks, Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, Swing of the Quad Cities, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2005Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks, Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, Swing of the Quad Cities, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2004Battle Creek Yankees, Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2003Battle Creek Yankees, Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2002Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2001Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
2000Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1999Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Reds, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1998Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Cubbies, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1997Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Cubbies, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1996Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Cubbies, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1995Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Michigan Battle Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Cubbies, South Bend Silver Hawks, Springfield Sultans, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
1994Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Madison Hatters, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Royals, South Bend Silver Hawks, Springfield Sultans, West Michigan Whitecaps
1993Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton Giants, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Royals, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Diamonds
1992Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Astros, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kane County Cougars, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Expos, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Diamonds
1991Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Astros, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kane County Cougars, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Rockford Expos, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Diamonds
1990Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Braves, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Rockford Expos, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Diamonds, Wausau Timbers
1989Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Braves, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Rockford Expos, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Diamonds, Wausau Timbers
1988Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Braves, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Rockford Expos, South Bend White Sox, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers
1987Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Expos, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers
1986Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Expos, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers
1985Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Rangers, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Angels, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers
1984Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Rangers, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Kenosha Twins, Madison Muskies, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities Cubs, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers
1983Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Rangers, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Madison Muskies, Peoria Suns, Quad Cities Cubs, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1982Appleton Foxes, Beloit Brewers, Burlington Rangers, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Danville Suns, Madison Muskies, Quad Cities Cubs, Springfield Cardinals, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1981Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Quad Cities Cubs, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1980Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Reds, Clinton Giants, Quad Cities Cubs, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1979Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Dodgers, Quad Cities Cubs, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1978Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Dodgers, Quad Cities Angels, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Mets, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1977Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Dodgers, Quad Cities Angels, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Mets, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1976Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Pilots, Danville Dodgers, Dubuque Packers, Quad Cities Angels, Waterloo Royals, Wausau Mets, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1975Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Pilots, Danville Dodgers, Dubuque Packers, Quad Cities Angels, Waterloo Royals, Wausau Mets, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1974Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Astros, Clinton Pilots, Danville Warriors, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Quad Cities Angels, Waterloo Royals, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1973Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Astros, Clinton Pilots, Danville Warriors, Decatur Commodores, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Royals, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1972Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Danville Warriors, Decatur Commodores, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Royals, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1971Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Danville Warriors, Decatur Commodores, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Royals, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1970Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Danville Warriors, Decatur Commodores, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Royals, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1969Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Decatur Commodores, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1968Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Royals, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1967Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1966Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton Pilots, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Fox Cities Foxes, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1965Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Cardinals, Clinton C-Sox, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Fox Cities Foxes, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Cubs, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1964Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Red Raiders, Clinton C-Sox, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Fox Cities Foxes, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Gems, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
1963Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Red Raiders, Clinton C-Sox, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Fox Cities Foxes, Quad Cities Angels, Quincy Jets, Waterloo Hawks, Wisconsin Rapids Senators

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

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