Appleton Foxes

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Team History[edit]

The Appleton Foxes played in the Midwest League for nearly three decades. The team used the Fox Cities Foxes moniker from 1958-1961, and again from 1963-1966. In 1995 the team changed its name to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Alex Rodriguez was on the roster at the beginning of the club's final season as the Foxes in 1994. He would get called up to AA Jacksonville and ultimately to Seattle during the season. Other notable former Foxes include Hall of Famer Goose Gossage as well as Harold Baines, Daryl Boston, Britt Burns, John Cangelosi, Brian Downing, Terry Forster, LaMarr Hoyt, Lamar Johnson, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Greg Walker, and Kenny Williams.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1962 61-63 7th Cal Ripken Sr.
1967 71-46 1st Alex Cosmidis League Champs
1968 57-61 6th Gary Johnson (39-47) / Stan Wasiak (18-14)
1969 84-41 1st Tom Saffell none League Champs
1970 64-60 5th Ira Hutchinson
1971 79-44 1st Joe Sparks Lost League Finals
1972 76-51 1st Bert Thiel Lost League Finals
1973 44-76 10th Deacon Jones / Bert Thiel
1974 73-50 2nd Gordy Lund Lost League Finals
1975 50-77 9th Gordy Lund
1976 56-74 10th Jim Napier
1977 54-84 8th Gordy Lund
1978 97-40 1st Gordy Lund League Champs
1979 63-72 5th Jim Breazeale
1980 76-63 2nd Gordy Lund
1981 54-80 7th Sam Ewing
1982 81-59 3rd Adrian Garrett League Champs Mike Pazik
1983 87-50 1st John Boles League Champs Bill Atkinson
1984 87-49 1st Sal Rende League Champs
1985 85-54 1st Sal Rende Lost in 1st round
1986 56-83 11th Duke Sims (24-30) / Rico Petrocelli (32-53) Buzz Capra
1987 71-69 6th (t) Ken Berry Brian Poldberg Mike Alvarez
1988 58-82 13th Brian Poldberg Allard Baird Andre Rabouin
1989 67-68 7th Brian Poldberg Allard Baird Andre Rabouin
1990 62-71 8th Joe Breeden Mike Jirschele Andre Rabouin
1991 58-81 14th Joe Breeden Mike Jirschele Mike Mason
1992 70-62 6th Tom Poquette Lost in 1st round Mike Mason
1993 62-73 9th Carlos Lezcano Orlando Gomez Paul Lindblad
1994 75-64 4th Carlos Lezcano Tommy Cruz Juan Eichelberger

MWL standings 7/30/68

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