2003 Midwest League


Stats


Overall
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
Battle Creek (NYY) 73 64 .533 -
South Bend (ARZ) 72 64 .529 0.5
Fort Wayne (SD) 71 66 .518 2
Lansing (CHC) 69 66 .511 3
West Michigan (DET) 67 73 .479 7.5
Dayton (CIN) 61 78 .439 13
Westernn Division
Team W L PCT GB
Kane County (OAK) 80 59 .576 -
Beloit (MIL) 75 61 .551 3.5
Wisconsin (SEA) 69 66 .511 9
Clinton (TEX) 69 66 .511 9
Cedar Rapids (ANA) 66 72 .478 13.5
Peoria (STL) 65 73 .471 14.5
Burlington (KC) 64 74 .464 15.5
Quad City (MIN) 59 78 .431 20

1st Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
Fort Wayne 40 28 .588 -
Lansing 38 27 .585 0.5
West Michigan 37 33 .529 4
Dayton 35 35 .500 6
Battle Creek 33 35 .485 7
South Bend 28 38 .424 11
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Kane County 41 29 .586 -
Wisconsin 38 28 .576 1
Beloit 32 35 .478 7.5
Quad City 32 37 .464 8.5
Cedar Rapids 32 37 .464 8.5
Clinton 30 36 .455 9
Peoria 30 39 .435 10.5
Burlington 29 39 .426 11

2nd Half
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
South Bend 44 26 .629 -
Battle Creek 40 29 .580 3.5
Fort Wayne 31 38 .449 12.5
Lansing 31 39 .443 13
West Michigan 30 40 .429 14
Dayton 26 43 .377 17.5
Western Division
Team W L PCT GB
Beloit 43 26 .623 -
Kane County 39 30 .565 4
Clinton 39 30 .565 4
Peoria 35 34 .507 8
Burlington 35 35 .500 8.5
Cedar Rapids 34 35 .493 9
Wisconsin 31 38 .449 12
Quad City 27 42 .391 16


Post Season

1st round
Lansing defeats South Bend, 2-0
Battle Creek defeats Fort Wayne, 2-0
Beloit defeats Wisconsin, 2-0
Clinton defeats Kane County, 2-1

2nd round
Lansing defeats Battle Creek, 2-0
Beloit defeats Clinton, 2-1

Championship
Lansing defeats Beloit, 3-0


All Star Game



Post Season All Stars
C-Jon Mark Sprowl, South Bend
1B-Prince Fielder, Beloit
Alberto Callaspo, Cedar Rapids
3B-Travis Hanson, Peoria
SS-Erik Aybar, Cedar Rapdis
OF-Rudy Guillen, Battle Creek
OF-Kennad Jones, Fort Wayne
OF-Felix Pie, Lansing
DH-Jayson Drobiak, Battle Creek
DH-Brian Stavisky, Kane County
RHSP-Gabe Ribas, Fort Wayne
LHSP-Jon Connolly, West Michigan
RHRP-Dale Thayer, Fort Wayne
LHSP-Ian Ostlund, West Michigan

MWP-Prince Fielder, Beloit
Prospect of the Year-Prince Fielder, Beloit
Manager of the Year-Webster Garrison, Kane County



League Changes
Battle Creek, changed name from Michigan Battle Cats to Battle Creek Yankees, changed affiliation from Astros to Yankees
Kane County, changed affiliation from Marlins to Athletics
Clinton, changed affiliation from Expos to Rangers

Beloit, infield surface was upgraded/replaced
West Michigan, new logo, new uniforms, new party deck in left field
Battle Creek, new logo, new uniforms
Clinton, new lights were installed at Alliant Energy Field


Attendence
Team Attendence Average
Dayton 590,382 8,434
Kane County 516,133 7,941
Lansing 364,623 5,977
West Michigan 361,545 5,562
Fort Wayne 257,013 3,894
Peoria 246,370 3,623
South Bend 203,690 3,134
Wisconsin 198,001 3,246
Cedar Rapids 174,451 2,528
Quad City 132,983 2,216
Beloit 96,431 1,431
Battle Creek 93,314 1,458
Clinton 81,535 1,315
Burlington 59,427 900