1984 Midwest League Statistical Awards and High Honors Class A
Our choices include Chris Bosio, Joey Meyer, Timothy Wiseman, Jim Hickey, Dave Harman, Ron Henika, Bob Gunnarsson, Terry Jones, Brian Finley, Terry Bell, and Luis Polonia
, age 21, Pitcher Beloit Brewers. He set the standard in 1984 by leading the Midwest League in wins en-route to a 17-6 record while posting a 2.73 ERA and completed 11 of 26 starts. His 181 innings were second highest in league, and his 156 strikeouts were 4th
highest. For playing a major role in the Beloit Brewers winning the Central Division www.baseballhistorian.com
choose Chris Bosio as the 1984 Most Valuable Pitcher of the Midwest League, an honor he deserves.
Joey Meyer, age 22, First Baseman Beloit Brewers, a Milwaukee farm club. He is our choice for the 1984 Midwest League Achievement Award for leading league in the following stats – a .320 batting average, 30 home runs, and 102 RBIs. He hit 22 doubles, posted a very solid .556 slugging percentage in 475 at-bats spanning 128 games for the Central Division Champs (86-53 record).
Timothy Wiseman, age 23, Pitcher Kenosha Twins, an affiliate of Minnesota. He did everything right in 1984, including ringing up a 15-7 record with a 3.30 ERA for a Kenosha team that barely finished over .500 baseball (70-68 record). He completed 6 of 26 starts and pitched a total of 169.1 innings. Tim Wiseman receives our 1984 Midwest League Honorable Mention Pitcher Award.
, age 22, Closer/Pitcher Appleton Foxes in affiliation with the Chicago White Sox. He led the Midwest League with 20 Saves and compiled a 13-5 w/l record with a stingy 1.81 ERA in 49 relief jobs and the flame-throwing, fastballer struck out 96 walked just 32 in 99.1 innings to help Appleton post the best Wins/Loss record in the regular season. Jim Hickey is chosen by www.baseballhistorian.com
as our 1984 Statistical Midwest League Closer of the Year Award.
Dave Harman, age 23, Relief Pitcher 1984 Burlington Rangers of Wisconsin, an affiliate of Texas. He was the main reliever for a Burlington Rangers squad that ended with a disappointing 51-88 record. Still-in-all he posted a sterling 13-4 record plus 10 saves and an outstanding 2.08 ERA in 47 relief appearances, and finished 44 games. Dave Harman gains our 1984 Midwest League Relief Pitcher of the Year Award.
, age 22, First baseman 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds of Iowa, affiliate of Cincinnati. A slashing hitter, he had outstanding control of the bat and zone over home plate. In 1984 he walked more times than he struck out, 40 walks, 38 Ks in 399 plate appearances. His .304 batting average was 7th
best in the league, clubbed 26 doubles and 16 homers, scored 59 runs and had 72 RBIs in just 95 games. www.baseballhistorian.com
recently chose Ron Henika as the 1984 Midwest League Statistical Batsman of the Year Award.
Bob Gunnarsson, age 22, Reliever 1984 Wausau Timbers of Wisconsin in affiliation with the Seattle mariners. We give our 1984 Pitcher Durability Honors to Bob Gunnarsson for leading the Midwest League with 53 relief jobs and being 2nd with 42 game finishes. He posted a solid 7-4 record plus 13 Saves with a very fine 2.34 ERA and struck out 55 in 61.2 innings.
Terry Jones, age 21, First Baseman 1984 Peoria Chiefs of central Illinois) in affiliation with the California Angels. As an aggressive fielder and sure-handed play and one of the top fielding first basemen in the minors in 1984. We give Terry Jones our 1984 Midwest League Defensive First Baseman Award. In 70 games, he handed 562 total chances, including 47 DP and made just 2 errors.
, age 21, Outfielder Beloit Brewers. A road-runner on the base paths, he led the league with 66 stolen bases in 88 attempts, led with 113 Runs, led with 11 triples and led with 621 plate appearances in 137 games. That ’84 season he had a .288 batting average and a solid .411 on base pct. www.baseballhistorian.com
is our choice for Honorable Mention and Statistical High Value Award.
Terry Bell, Catcher 1984 Wausau Timbers, a Seattle Mariners affiliate. Our records indicate he had an outstanding defensive season behind home plate. He handled 496 putouts, made 53 assists, 7 double plays and just 4 errors for a very high .993 fielding percentage. For his hard work ethic, Terry Bell receives a 1984 Midwest League Defensive Catcher of the Year Award.
Luis Polonia, age 20, Outfielder 1984 Madison Muskies an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The young outfielder was 5th in the league with a .307 batting average, 2nd with 55 stolen bases, and second in runs scored with 103. The future major league posted a .378 on base pct in 528 at bats spanning 135 games. Luis Polonia is our pick for 1984 Midwest League Rookie of the Year Class-A.
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