2002 Midwest League


Stats


Overall
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan (DET) 83 57 .593 -
Michigan (HOU) 79 61 .564 4
Lansing (CHC) 74 65 .532 8.5
Dayton (CIN) 73 67 .521 10
Fort Wayne (SD) 69 68 .504 12.5
South Bend (ARZ) 52 87 .374 30.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Peoria (STL) 85 53 .616 -
Cedar Rapdis (ANA) 81 58 .583 4.5
Quad City (MIN) 71 65 .522 13
Burlington (KC) 68 71 .489 17.5
Kane County (FLA) 64 75 .460 21.5
Clinton (MON) 61 75 .449 23
Beloit (MIL) 57 82 .410 28.5
Wisconsin (SEA) 53 86 .381 32.5

1st half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
Michigan 42 28 .600 -
West Michigan 41 29 .586 1
Fort Wayne 39 28 .582 1.5
Lansing 37 32 .536 4.5
Dayton 32 38 .457 10
South Bend 29 40 .420 12.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Peoria 42 26 .618 -
Cedar Rapdis 37 32 .536 5.5
Burlington 33 36 .478 9.5
Quad City 31 35 .470 10
Wisconsin 30 39 .435 12.5
Beloit 30 39 .435 12.5
Clinton 28 38 .424 13
Kane County 29 40 .420 13.5

2nd Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
West Michigan 42 28 .600 -
Dayton 41 29 .586 1
Michigan 37 33 .529 5
Lansing 37 33 .529 5
Fort Wayne 30 40 .429 12
South Bend 23 47 .329 19
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Cedar Rapids 44 26 .629 -
Peoria 43 27 .614 1
Quad City 40 30 .571 4
Burlington 35 35 .500 9
Kane County 35 35 .500 9
Clinton 33 37 .471 11
Beloit 27 43 .386 17
Wisconsin 23 47 .329 21


Post Season

1st round
Peoria defeats Burlington, 2-0
Cedar Rapids defeats Quad City, 2-0
Lansing defeats Michigan, 2-1
West Michigan defeats Dayton, 2-1

2nd round
Peoria defeats Cedar Rapids, 2-0
Lansing defeats West Michigan, 2-1

Championship
Peoria defeats Lansing, 3-1


All Star Game

Post Season All Star Team
C-Joe Mauer, Quad City
1B-Jason Stokes, Kane County
2B-Scott Hairston, South Bend
3B-Edwin Encarnacion, Dayton
SS-John Nelson, Peoria
OF-Shin-Soo Choo, Wisconsin
OF-Jason Kubel, Quad City
OF-Noochie Varner, Dayton
DH-Steve Checksfield, Michigan
RHSP-Don Levinski, Clinton
LHSP-Dontrelle Willis, Kane County
RHRP-Nate Cotton, Dayton
LHRP-Rusty Tucker, Fort Wayne

MVP-Jason Stokes, Kane County
Prospect of the Year-Joe Mauer, Quad City
Manager of the Year-Todd Claus, Cedar Rapids



League Changes
Michigan Battle Cats: New Owners
Peoria Chiefs: new logo and uniforms, O'Brien Field opened 5/24/02
Cedar Rapids: Veterans Memorial Staduim opened with the start of the season

Clinton Lumberkings: Staduim naming rights sold, Riverview Staduim became Alliant Energy Field
West Michigan Whitecaps:Staduim name changed from Old Kent Park to Fifth Third Ballpark.




Attendence
Team Attendence Average
Dayton 571,094 8,398
Kane County 510,390 7,852
West Michigan 400,166 5,717
Lansing 380,820 5,770
Fort Wayne 260,166 3,826
Peoria 254,407 3,687
Wisconsin 199,210 3,065
Cedar Rapids 196,066 2,883
South Bend 181,021 2,662
Quad City 117,559 1,809
Michigan 84,723 1,246
Clinton 78,550 1,227
Beloit 74,096 1,123
Burlington 58,511 873