Appleton Papermakers

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Personal Remembrance[edit]

The Appleton Papermakers were in the Wisconsin State League in 1953, and were a farm team of the new Milwaukee Braves, as the Braves had just moved there from Boston. The league was a good quality Class D league. I was a pitcher that year for the Oshkosh Giants in the same league. Appleton had some good players and prospects, whom I remember playing against. Bob Gilmore was a big 6' 4" pitcher with a good hard fastball, and pitched well for Appleton. He was a right-handed pitcher. Another righthander was Tom Tewksbury, who was more of a control and finesse pitcher. Roger VanderWyst was a speedy position player, whom I remember as a contact hitter who was able to beat out a number of infield hits. I believe Don Cross also played there as perhaps the first baseman or outfielder. The League folded after 1953, as the Milwaukee Braves drew too much of the attendance from the league.

Submitted by User:Pitcher53

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1909 66-57 3rd Charles Ferguson none
1910 74-45 1st Edward Lewee none League Champs
1911 63-58 4th George Hogreiver none
1912 67-60 3rd George Hogreiver none
1913 43-82 8th Bill Cristall none
1914 64-55 3rd George Brautigan none
1940 42-67 6th Eddie Dancisak
1941 65-44 3rd Eddie Dancisak Lost in 1st round
1942 49-54 4th Eddie Dancisak (13-20) / Hal Irelan (3-1) / Dutch Zwilling (33-33) Lost in 1st round
1946 47-60 5th Ray Powell none
1947 61-61 5th Andy Lotchick / Whitey Gluchoski none
1948 48-77 7th Whitey Gluchoski none
1949 57-69 6th Frederick Clemence none
1950 58-66 7th Joe Skurski
1951 43-80 8th Joe Skurski (24-41) / Paul Erickson (19-39) none
1952 63-60 4th Travis Jackson none
1953 43-77 7th Travis Jackson