July 15, 1960 & July 15, 1985

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50 Years Ago Today:


Jim Carver hit a grand slam in a seven run third inning to put Fox Cities up 10-6.  But, Carver was hurt on a play at the plate later in the game.  It was feared that he had suffered a broken leg.

The win moved the Foxes to 46-30 on the season.  They are still in first place and their lead over the Soos went to five games.

25 Years Ago Today: 
....................................R..H E
CLINTON GIANTS 000 003 000 000 00 - 3..7 0
APPLETON FOXES 001 110 000 000 04 - 7 14 0

The headline tells part of the story: 5,629 see Foxes win

The lede tells...the rest of the story
The Appleton Foxes, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, discovered that there's no place like home.

After losing five consecutive games on the road, the Foxes returned to Goodland Field to defeat the Clinton Giants 7-3 with a dramatic 14th-inning grand-slam home run by Jerry Bertolani.  The game was witnessed by a season-high 5,629 fans for Aid Association for Lutherans Night at Goodland Field.
Bertolani's quote is the icing on the cake:
"I was just trying to hit a fly ball to get the run home.  When I hit it I thought that I had got the job done.  Then I saw the outfielder keep going back.  It was just great, really awesome."
The Foxes are 56-33 after their win over the Giants.  Their lead in the Northern Division of the Midwest League is 10-1/2 games over Madison.

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