May 5, 1960 & May 5, 1985

50 Years Ago Today:

The Fox Cities Foxes had their games (The restart of the suspended game from May 4 and the regularly scheduled game) at Goodland Field rained out.

They hit the road for Burlington to start a series on May 6. Surely, the weather will turn around in Iowa.

The Foxes are still 2-4 on the season.

25 Years Ago Today:

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KENOSHA..201 000 000 -..3 8 1
APPLETON.000 020 000 -..2 5 2

Post Crescent headline: Twins, controversial call lead to defeat for the Foxes

The call?

In the seventh inning, the Foxes trailed 3-2, but they loaded the bases with one out. Gary Shriver picks up the story:
Darrall Pruitt then hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop Joey Aragon. Aragon flipped to second baseman David Williams to force [Mike] Taylor, but the relay to first was too late to get Pruitt. On the play, [John] Caianiello crossed the plate with the tying run.

Second base umpire Kevin Daugherty, however, ruled that Taylor's roll block of Williams constituted interference and called Pruitt out to complete the double play and end the inning.

"I asked if the rule book states that roll blocking is illegal and all they (the umpires) would say was that Taylor interferred," said Adrian Garrett, the Foxes' acting manager after Sal Rende was ejected in the fourth inning. "The rule book does not say that roll blocking is illegal. I pointed out Taylor's slide marks, which were right over the bag. There's nothing in the rule book against a roll block, as long as the runner doesn't leave the base line."
The Foxes filed a protest with the Midwest League office. I think that this one ended up about the same as just about every other protest that has ever been filed.

Kevin Renz pitched a complete game for the Foxes, but took the loss. His line: 9IP, 8H, 3R, 3BB, 4K

The Foxes are 14-9 and are six games behind the 21-4 Madison Muskies.

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