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50 Years Ago Today:
SIOUX CITY SOOS...6
FOX CITIES FOXES 11
Take it away John L. Paustian:
The Foxes were down 4-3 after the top of the fifth, but scored two in the fifth and three in the sixth.Manager Earl Weaver wasn't around to see the Foxes rally for their eighth win in their last nine games and fourteenth success in the last sixteen tries. The "Leo Durocher of the Three-I League" was thumbed out of the game in the fourth inning for arguing too vociferously on a Foxes pickoff attempt that was ruled unsuccessful.
Sioux City committed seven errors and issued 11 walks.
The Foxes are 67-41 and lead the Three-I League by 6.5 games over Sioux City.
25 Years Ago Today:
APPLETON FOXES 400 100 000 000 010 1 - 7 10 2
PEORIA CHIEFS..000 002 003 000 010 0 - 6 15 2
Edwin Correa allowed two runs and struck out 11 over eight innings. Then, he gave up a solo homer to Rafael Palmeiro. He let another runner reach base and turned the game over to closer Dave White. White gave up a couple of hits, including a two-run single to Todd Smith in the bottom of the ninth that tied the game. White would pitch six innings in relief...as punishment?...
Troy Thomas, who doubled in two runs in the top of the first, scored on a passed ball in the top of the fourteenth. But, Peoria tied the game again with a single in the bottom of the fourteenth.
Mike Taylor scored what turned out to be the winning run on a wild pitch.
The Foxes are 76-41 and still in first place in the Northern Division of the Midwest League.