1994 Foxes First Half Home Games Summary

A folder was found during the renovations of Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Inside this folder, an era of Appleton Professional Baseball was rediscovered. The original scoresheets and boxscores from home games of the first half of the 1994 Foxes season. This was the time of Alex Rodriguez, Raul Ibanez, and many other future major league ball players.

Rattler Radio has looked back at each of the 32 home games played by the Foxes in the first half of the 1994 season between the end of the 2012 Timber Rattlers season and Opening Day, 2013. I hope that you enjoyed the look back as much as I did.

Part I: Answering that about which you are likely most curious.

Sorry for the weird phrasing there.  I think it’s right.  I just didn’t want the sentence to end with a preposition.

Here are the first half home stats for the four Foxes players from 1994 with the most name recognition:

Alex Rodriguez:
arod9429 games
Positions: Shortstop – 28, DH – 1
Spot in Order: 3rd – 14, 4th – 15
Batting Average: 39-for-108 (.361)
BB: 10
HBP: 2
2B: 8
3B: 1
HR: 8
RBI: 28
RUNS: 21
SB: 6

  • Hit two homers and drove in five runs on May 2 AND May 3
  • Went hitless in just 4 of his 29 games at Goodland Field in 1994
  • Longest Home Hitting Streak was 11 games (May 6-May 31)
  • Had walkoff hits on May 3 AND May 7
  • Had a sacrifice bunt on June 7

Raul Ibanez:

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22 games
Positions: Catcher – 8, DH – 11, First Base – 1, Pinch-Hitter – 2
Spot in Order: 2nd – 1, 4th – 11, 5th – 7, 6th – 1
Batting Average: 21-for-76 (.276)
BB: 8
HBP: 1
2B: 5
HR: 3
RBI: 14
RUNS: 14
SB: 1

  • Longest Home Hitting Streak: 9 games (May 1-May 18)
  • Drove in three runs on June 15 AND June 17
  • Homered on May 4, May 8, and June 15

Ryan Franklin:

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5 games, 5 starts,
5-0, 2.03ERA
40.0IP, 29H, 10R, 9ER, 8BB, 38K

  • Pitched a complete game on June 6
  • Struck out 11 opposing batters on May 6
  • Struck out 12 opposing batters on June 16 

Matt Mantei:

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10 games, 0 starts
1-0, 6 saves, 1.04ERA
8.2IP, 3H, R, ER, 4BB, 16K

  • Went 5-for-5 in save opportunities.

As a Did You Know….Did You Know that Rodriguez, Ibanez, Franklin, and Mantei appeared in the same game at Goodland Field only one time during the 1994 season.  (June 1).

Part II: The Numbers

The Foxes finished the first half with a home record of 20-12.
Opponents outscored Appleton 168-161 in the first half of the 1994 season at Goodland Field.
There were no shutouts at Goodland Field in the first half of the 1994 season.
The Foxes scored 10 or more runs in two games
Opponents scored 10 or more runs in seven games

Part III: The Games

Game #1: Appleton Foxes 8, Fort Wayne Wizards 6

Game #2: Fort Wayne Wizards 11, Appleton Foxes 6

Game #3: Appleton Foxes 3, Fort Wayne Wizards 2 (7)

Game #4: Fort Wayne Wizards 8, Appleton Foxes 3

Game #5: Appleton Foxes 5, Beloit Brewers 1

Game #6: Appleton Foxes 4, Rockford Royals 3

Game #7: Appleton Foxes 7, Rockford Royals 5

Game #8: Appleton Foxes 8, Springfield Sultans 7 (12)

Game #9: Springfield Sultans 5, Appleton Foxes 3 (11)

Game #10: Springfield Sultans 2, Appleton Foxes 1

Game #11: Appleton Foxes 12, Springfield Sultans 1

Game #12: Appleton Foxes 2, Kane County Cougars 1 (10)

Game #13: Kane County  Cougars 18, Appleton Foxes 6

Game #14: South Bend Silver Hawks 13, Appleton Foxes 4

Game #15: Appleton Foxes 3, South Bend Silver Hawks 2

Game #16: Appleton Foxes 3, South Bend Silver Hawks 1

Game #17: Appleton Foxes 5, South Bend Silver Hawks 4

Game #18: Rockford Royals 10, Appleton Foxes 2

Game #19: Rockford Royals 8, Appleton Foxes 6 (10)

Game #20: West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Appleton Foxes 3

Game #21: Appleton Foxes 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (10)

Game #22: Appleton Foxes 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 3

Game #23: Appleton Foxes 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 1

Game #24: Appleton Foxes 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

Game #25: Appleton Foxes 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2

Game #26: Appleton Foxes 7, Cedar Rapids Kenrels 6

Game #27: Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Appleton Foxes 3

Game #28: Quad Cities River Bandits 11, Appleton Foxes 3

Game #29: Appleton Foxes 6, Quad Cities River Bandits 2

Game #30: Clinton LumberKings 12, Appleton Foxes 6

Game #31: Appleton Foxes 3, Clinton LumberKings 1

Game #32: Appleton Foxes 14, Clinton LumberKings 11

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