In 1961, a total of 2,018 fans turned out on 'Friendly Tavern Night' to watch Fox Cities beat Burlington 7-0 in minor league baseball.
Meet Orbit, better known as Phil Nerone. He was an outfielder for the Appleton Foxes in the mid-1970s. He couldn't hit a lick, had a lollipop arm but he sure had a memorable career.
We know this because 37 years after his departure, people still remember Phil Nerone.
"It was at spring training in 1976," said Milt Drier, a former team president of the Foxes. "All of a sudden one day, while he was in the outfield, he took off all his baseball clothes." ...