August 18, 1960 & August 18, 1985

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50 Years Ago Today


The Foxes homered three times to beat Deigo Segui for the first time in 1960. He had been 4-0 against Fox Cities up to this point in the season.

Jim Montgomery started the game off with a homer. Later in the game, Pete Ward, and Cal Ripken, Sr. homered for the Foxes.

Jim Lehew made a rare start for the Foxes (He had 48 appearances in 1960, but this was one of just four starts). Lehew went seven innings, scattered eight hits, struck out four, AND went 1-for-4 at the plate with two RBI.

The Foxes are 72-45 and are pulling away from second place Sioux City in the Three-I League race. They are 8.5 games in front.

25 Years Ago Today:
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APPLETON FOXES...000 010 110 - 3 9 3
WATERLOO INDIANS 010 111 01x - 5 8 3

Second loss in a row for the Foxes. John Stein pitched eight innings for a complete game and allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits.

The sequence happened in the eighth inning.  Tom Forrester singled in a run and was at first with no outs and the Foxes down 4-3.  Jim Markert doubled and Forrester tried to score but was thrown out at the plate.  In the bottom of the eighth Mark Higgins homered and the Indians got the win.

The Foxes are 79-45. They lead the Northern Division of the Midwest, but second place Kenosha is ten games back.  It is also noted that Appleton has a comfortable edge over Beloit (70-51) for the best record in the Midwest League.

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