1977 Burlington Bees Roster

Midwest League (MWL) - Class: A
Team Record: 71-68
Finished 4th in the MWL's South Division
Manager: Denis Menke (71-68)
Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers
Location: Burlington, Iowa
Ballpark: Community Field (Stadium)
Attendance: 49,608, Avg. 714
1977 Burlington Bees Statistics

Playoffs - Burlington Bees 1 game, Cedar Rapids Giants 0
Finals - Burlington Bees 2 games, Waterloo Indians 0

The Burlington Bees of the Midwest League ended the 1977 season with a record of 71 wins and 68 losses, finishing fourth in the league's South Division.

The Bees scored 715 runs and allowed 720 runs. Jesus Vega paced Burlington with 23 home runs, while Steve Splitt walloped 20 or more, too. Steve Splitt drove in 97 runs. Jesus Vega led batters with significant playing time by hitting .312. Willie Mueller topped the team with 15 wins, and Larry Montgomery registered a 3.77 earned run average, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1977 Burlington Bees who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Jesus Vega, Paul Molitor and Willie Mueller.

Denis Menke served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gregory AndersonRRMarch 3, 19575'10"185Riverside, CA US
Daryl BaileyRR6'1"180
Timothy BannisterRR6'2"200
Mike DempseyRR6'6"225
Thomas DeRosaRR6'1"185
William DickLLApril 9, 19566'3"175
Gary DonovanRR5'11"175
Alvin EdgeRRJanuary 7, 19576'4"210
Larry EdwardsRLNovember 18, 19586'3"197
Miguel EncarnacionRR6'0"195
Adalberto FloresRR5'9"165
Richard FordRL6'0"170
Eric FreyRL
Gary GingerichRR5'11"170
Steven GreeneSR5'10"
Gary HallsRRApril 11, 19556'1"190
Mike HendersonSROctober 10, 19555'10"160
Melvin ManningRR6'1"180
Bradley MeagherLL6'1"180
Candy MercadoRRNovember 27, 19576'0"139
Paul MolitorRRAugust 22, 19566'0"185St. Paul, MN US
Larry MontgomeryRRMarch 18, 19586'2"185
Willie MuellerRRAugust 30, 19566'4"220West Bend, WI US
Jose OppenheimerRR6'0"185
Glenn PartridgeLR5'9"170
Jason PassmoreRR6'0"190
Rene QuinonesRRFebruary 19, 19576'0"180San Juan, PR
Eric RestinRR5'10"170
John RoeschLL6'2"175
Charles RossLR6'1"175
Terry ShoebridgeRR6'1"190
Steve SplittLL5'11"175
Jesus VegaRROctober 14, 19556'1"176Bayamon, PR

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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