YEARLY PENNANT WINNERS & PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 72
YEAR EASTERN CENTRAL WESTERN WILD CARD PLAYOFF
DIVISION DIVISION DIVISION CHAMPION CHAMPION
1995(i) Michigan Beloit Quad Cities West Michigan Beloit
1996(i) West Michigan Wisconsin Quad Cities Rockford West Michigan
1997(i) Ft. Wayne Kane County Cedar Rapids Lansing Lansing
1998(i) West Michigan Rockford Clinton Fort Wayne West Michigan
1999(i) Lansing Wisconsin Burlington Kane County Burlington
2000(j) Michigan - Beloit - Michigan
2001(j) South Bend - Kane County - Kane County
2002(j) Lansing - Peoria - Peoria
2003(j) Lansing - Beloit - Lansing
2004(j) West Michigan - Kane County – West Michigan
2005(j) South Bend - Wisconsin – South Bend
2006(j) West Michigan - Kane County – West Michigan
2007(j) West Michigan - Beloit - West Michigan
2008(j) South Bend - Burlington - Burlington
2009(j) Fort Wayne - Burlington - Fort Wayne
2010(j) Lake County - Clinton - Lake County
2011(j) Lansing - Quad Cities - Quad Cities
2012(j) Fort Wayne - Wisconsin - Wisconsin
2013(j) South Bend - Quad Cities - Quad Cities
2014(j) Lake County - Kane County - Kane County
2015(j) West Michigan - Cedar Rapids - West Michigan
2016(j) Great Lakes - Clinton - Great Lakes
2017(j) Fort Wayne - Quad Cities - Quad Cities
2018(j) Bowling Green - Peoria - Bowling Green
(f) Northern and Southern Divisions established; season still played in halves. Playoff for division winner if different teams win each half.
(g) Central Division established; split season eliminated. Playoff participants: division winner and team with best 2nd place finish.
(h) Central Division eliminated; split season re-established. Playoff participants: split season division champion.
(i) Eastern and Western Divisions established and Central Division re-established with a split season. Playoff participants: split season
division champions and two wild card teams.
(j) Central Division eliminated. Playoff participants: split season division champions and four wild card teams.
NOTE: League was known as Illinois State League, 1947-48; Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 1949-55.
INDIVIDUAL BATTING RECORDS
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(Based on 9 inning games)
HIGHEST BATTINGPERCENTAGE,SEASON . .409 - Grover (Deacon) Jones, Dubuque, 1956.
LOWEST PERCENTAGE, LEADER, SEASON . .307 - Theodore Parks, Waterloo, 1969.
MOST GAMES, PLAYED,SEASON . 140 - James Christensen, Wisconsin Rapids, 1980.
Keith Lockhart, Cedar Rapids, 1987.
MOST TIMES AT BAT, SEASON . 567 - James Christensen, Wisconsin Rapids, 1980.
MOST TIME AT BAT, GAME . 11 - Eddie Tucker, Clinton;July 6, 1989
Rueben Smiley, Clinton. July 6, 1989
MOST RUNS SCORED, SEASON . 133 - James Belz, West Frankfort, 1950.
MOST RUNS SCORED, GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - Kent Calderan, Cedar Rapids, August 14, 1970.
Michael Bishop, Quad Cities, June 24, 1978.
Lee Grimes, Peoria, August 28, 1986.
William McMillon, Kane County, May 8, 1994.
Mark Kotsay, Kane County, Sept. 2, 1996.
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES SCORING RUNS . 15 - Bill Whiteko, Mattoon, August 13-25, 1955
MOST HITS, SEASON . 203 - Eddie Logan, Mattoon, 1956.
MOST HITS, GAME . 6 - By many players.Last: Collin Radack, Peoria, May 12, 2015;
Ruddy Giron, Fort Wayne, May 18, 2015
MOST CONSECUTIVE PLATE APPEARANCES REACHING BASE . 14 - Benji Simonton, Clinton, May 7-10, 1994 vs West Michigan.
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES, HITTING SAFELY . 39 - Jose Siri, Dayton, June 22 - August 3, 2017
MOST CONSECUTIVE HITS . 10 - Rene Lopez, Ft.Wayne, 4 hits - May 27 & 6 hits - May 29, 1993.
HIT FOR CYCLE . Many Players. Last: Gabriel Aria, Fort Wayne, August 27, 2018 vs. South
MOST LONG HITS, SEASON . 72 - Corey Patterson, Lansing, (35-2B 17-3B 20-HR), 1999.
MOST LONG HITS, GAME . 5 - Randolph Gettman, Quincy, May 25, 1973 (2nd) (10 innings)
(2-2B 3-HR). 4 - By many players. (In 2002): Antoine Cameron, Lansing,
May 28 (3-2B, HR); Garrett Jones, Peoria, July 14
(4-HR); Jason Stokes, Kane County, July 16 (2-2B, 2-HR);
Dominick Ambrosini, Clinton, August 19 (2-2B, 2-HR).
MOST EXTRA BASES ON LONG HITS, SEASON . 321 – Brian Dopirak, Lansing, 2004
MOST EXTRA BASES ON LONG HITS,GAME . 12 - Bobby Smith, Clinton, June 13, 1959 (4-HR).
Michael Bishop, Quad Cities, June 24, 1978 (4-HR).
Garret Jones, Quad Cities, July 14, 2002 (4-HR).
MOST TOTAL BASES, SEASON . 321 – Brian Dopirak, Lansing, 2004.
MOST TOTAL BASES, GAME . 17 - Michael Bishop, Quad Cities, June 24, 1978 (1-1B 4-HR).