August 31, 1960 & August 31, 1985

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50 Years Ago Today:


Sioux City lost 10-1 to Cedar Rapids. The loss by the Soos and the win by the Foxes clinched the Three-I League Pennant for the Foxes.

This is the first pennant for an Appleton professional baseball team since 1910.

Buster Narum pitched a complete game and struck out 11 for the win. The Foxes are 80-50 on the season.

25 Years Ago Today:
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APPLETON FOXES..010 100 001 001 - 4 14 3
MADISON MUSKIES 002 010 000 000 - 3..7 4

Jim Markert hit a homer in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game. Jim Byrd tripled in the top of the twelfth. Buck Autry singled him home.

The Muskies got a pair of runners on with one out in the bottom of the twelfth, but Mark Ruckbeil got out of the inning.

The Foxes are 85-52. They are two games left in the Midwest League season and the Foxes have clinched the best record in the MWL.

The race for the wild card cleared up a bit on August 31, 1985. Cedar Rapids and Kenosha entered the day with identical 77-59 records. Kenosha won 8-0 at Wausau. Cedar Rapids lost 6-4 at home in 12 innings to Clinton. The Twins have a one game lead for the wild card.

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