Mid-America League

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The Mid-America League was a four-team midwestern independent league that operated for only one year, 1995. The Lafayette Leopards won the only pennant, Brian Heigle was the MVP, Javier Gomez the pitcher of the year, Jay Walker the manager of the year and Dan Beauchamp was the executive of the year.

Cities Represented[edit]


President:Jim Gonzales
Team W L GB Pct. Attend Manager
Lafayette Leopards 33 24 .579 0 7,624 Jim Gonzales
Anderson Lawmen 33 26 .559 1 12,579 Jay Walker
Merrillville Muddogs 27 31 .466 6.5 18,351 Ron Kittle
East Chicago Conquistadors 23 35 .397 10.5 5,444 Ron D'Auteuil

Playoffs: None.

MVP:Brian Heigle, Anderson;
MVP Pitcher: Javier Gomez, Merrillville;
MVP Manager: Jay Welker, Anderson;
MVP Executive: Dan Beauchamp, Anderson.

Player Statistics

Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Brandon Allen Lafayette BA .391 Dustin Riggs Anderson W 8
Derek Alferman Anderson Runs 48 Dustin Riggs Anderson SO 83
Kadir Villalona Lafayette Hits 86 Javier Gomez Merrillville ERA 2.43
Brian Heigle Anderson HR 6 Brian Heigle Anderson RBI 51

Source: 1996 Baseball Almanac and The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition