Fox Cities Foxes
- Location: Appleton, WI
- League: Three-I League 1958-1961; Midwest League 1963-1966
- Affiliation: Washington Senators 1958-1959; Baltimore Orioles 1960-1961, 1963-1965; Chicago White Sox 1966
- Ballpark: Goodland Field
In 1962, the Fox Cities Foxes moved from the Three-I League to the Midwest League as the Appleton Foxes, before changing back to the Fox Cities moniker after one season. In 1967, the Appleton name was revived yet again.
I was a right-handed pitcher on the 1958 Fox Cities Foxes. I had been out of baseball in 1956 and 1957. This was my last year in pro baseball, as I was giving it "one more try." I didn't pitch very much in 1958, and was released by the organization after about 4 or 5 weeks into the season. I am uncertain what my final record was, but I may have won one or two games at best. Our manager was Pete Suder, former major league second baseman with the Philadelphia Athletics. Other players I remember were Ron Bloodworth (RH pitcher), Bill Felker (RH pitcher), Rene Nodarse (RH pitcher), and possibly Ted Sadowski (?) (RH pitcher). Bob Tanno was shortstop, Valdespino was outfielder. Appleton is located on the Fox River in what is called the Fox River Valley. Other small cities very close by are Neenah and Menasha. Thus the name in 1958 of the "Fox Cities Foxes." Another team in the league was Green Bay, Wis, which was managed that year by former Dodger great, Pete Reiser. This was also the rookie year for Green Bay's Frank Howard, who became a famous power-hitter in the major leagues.
Submitted by Bill O'Donnell as a personal remembrance
(Tanno's first name should be Bob or Robert)
---Submitted by Bill O'Donnell, Pitcher53
|1960||82-56||1st||Earl Weaver||none League Champs|
|1964||81-43||1st||Billy DeMars||League Champs|
|1966||77-47||2nd||Stan Wasiak||League Champs|