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Baseball in Appleton

Highlights

This page lists season and game highlights for the teams and players in Appleton, Wisconsin. This includes teams known as the Fox Cities Foxes, Appleton Foxes, and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.


Notable Seasons


  • 1962
    • Stephen Cosgrove (35 wild pitches)
  • 1964
    • Dave May (.368, 111 runs, 166 hits)
    • Tim Sommer (13/2, .867)
    • John Burrows (989 putouts & 1063 total chances at catcher)
  • 1966
    • Grover "Deacon" Jones (.353, 80 RBI, 23 intentional walks)
    • Fred Rath (17 wins, 3 losses, .805 W/L)
    • Michael Abaranel (206 strikeouts; 9 low-hit games)
  • 1967
    • Team ERA was 2.52; only 278 earned runs and 802 hits were yielded.
  • 1969
    • Don Eddy (18 wins, 3 losses, .857 W/L, 1.81 ERA)
    • Bart Johnson (200 strikeouts)
    • No balks committed by any Appleton pitcher.
  • 1971
    • Rich Gossage (18 wins, 2 losses, .900 W/L, 1.83 ERA)
    • Lamar Johnson (97 RBI)
  • 1972
    • Lamar Johnson (89 RBI, 26 HR)
  • 1973
    • Appleton lost their first 15 games
  • 1978
    • Leo Sutherland (100 runs scored)
    • LaMarr Hoyt (18 wins, 4 losses, .818 W/L)
  • 1980
    • Greg Walker (98 RBI)
  • 1982
    • Mike Tanzi (2.22 ERA)
  • 1983
    • Rich DeVincenzo (18 wins, 193 strikeouts)
    • Alfonia Jones (11/1, .917 W/L)
    • Ron Karkovice (.996 fielding percentage at catcher)
  • 1984
    • Bruce Tanner (1.96 ERA)
  • 1985
    • Mike Taylor (107 runs scored)
    • James Winters (91 RBI)
    • Edwin Correa (13/3, .813 W/L)
  • 1986
    • John Stein (30 games started)
  • 1987
    • Team surrendered 61 intentional walks.
  • 1988
    • Tom "Flash" Gordon (172 strikeouts)
  • 1990
    • Kerwin Moore (93 runs scored)
  • 1994
    • Mike Berger (160 hits)
  • 1998
    • 1274 team strikeouts.
    • Scott Maynard (.996 fielding percentage at catcher)


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Notable Games


  • May 12, 1964
    • Steve Caria (20 strikeouts; 9 consecutive--versus Quincy)
  • July 22, 1965
    • Emman Fitzgerald (no hitter; Quincy, 4-0 in 7 innings)
  • May 28, 1966
    • Michael Abaranel (no hitter; Wisconsin Rapids, 9-1)
  • June 9, 1972
    • Wayne McCauley (20 strikeouts; 9 of them were consecutive)
      • he lost this game, 2-1 in 12 innings
  • June 15, 1972
    • Wayne McCauley (no hitter; Quincy, 2-0 in 7)
  • August 23, 24, 25, & 26, 1972
    • Appleton had 4 consecutive shutout wins
  • August 22, 1975
    • Larry Monroe (no hitter; Cedar Rapids, 1-0 in 7 innings)
  • August 21, 1976
    • 4 Appleton baserunners were picked off
      • by Ted O'Neill of Wausau
  • June 24, 1982
    • Wayne Schuckert (15 earned runs allowed to Wisconsin Rapids)
  • August 18, 22, & 27, 1984
    • Bruce Tanner (3 consecutive shutouts)
  • May 26, 1986
    • John Stein (no hitter; Beloit, 5-0)
  • May 5, 1988
    • Jorge Pedre (26 chances at catcher)
  • May 16 and 21, 1988
    • Tom Gordon (36 strikeouts; 17 & 19)
  • July 26, 1990
    • John Conner & John Smith (no hitter; Wausau, 8-0)
  • June 28, 1994
    • Brent Hinchliffe (no hitter; Cedar Rapids, 13-0; faced 28 batters)
      • Brent's father's birthday....
  • July 25, 1995
    • Andy Augustine (hit by pitch 4 times)
  • April 28, 1996
    • Team had 12 extra-base hits (7 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers)
  • April 30, 1996
    • Team hit 3 consecutive homers (Jose Amado, David Arias, Randal Vickers)
  • April 30 through August 26, 1998
    • Scott Maynard (63 errorless games at catcher)
  • April 29, 2000
    • J.J. Putz (no hitter; Kane County, 6-1 [7 innings])
  • May 28, 2000
    • Kris Gundrum (7 runs batted in)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 7 (through 2000)



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