July 24, 1960 & July 24, 1985

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50 Years Ago Today


Boog Powell his his first Goodland Field home run for the only Foxes run of the game.  The loss dropped the Foxes to 50-35.  They are still in first place in the Three-I League, but the lead over second place Sioux City has been cut to 4-1/2 games.

From Mike Drew's story in the July 25 edition of the Post-Crescent:
Cal Ripken tore the nail loose from the little finger on his throwing hand...The nail was taped back down and the gritty Ripken - who is driving the bus on the Foxes' bus during the current road trip - will probably catch both games tonight.
That current road trip would be the journey to Des Moines and Cedar Rapids from July 25-30.  A little look at how Cal Ripken, Jr. was able to do what he did.

25 Years Ago Today:
..............................R..H E
APPLETON FOXES 104 400 030 - 12 15 3
KENOSHA TWINS..000 413 000 -..8 11 7

The Foxes almost let this one get away.  They jumped out to a 9-0 lead, but the Twins rallied back to make the score 9-8.  But, at the end of the night, seven Kenosha errors and 15 Foxes hits proved to be more than enough.

Jerry Bertolani, Jim Markert, and Jim Winters each had three hits for the Foxes.  Mark Ruckbeil pitched five innings for the win.  Jeff Anderson worked the last four innings for his ninth save.

The game story noted that "a strong wind blowing out toward left field made even routine plays challenging and contributed to at least half of the 10 errors committed to both teams."

The win moved the Foxes record to 62-36.  They lead the Northern Division of the Midwest League.  Second place Kenosha is 13-1/2 games behind Appleton.

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