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CW Baseball Hall Of Fame Returns

by Tom King

The Woodchucks announced yesterday this years inductees to the Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall Of Fame yesterday and also announced the date for this years ceremony. The inductees this year are Ken Roesler of Athens, Joe Westfall of Marathon and Dick Iverson from Rib Lake.

Roesler played ball in college at Carroll after graduating from Athens High in 1955. He signed with the Braves and played minor league ball up to the AA level before suffering an injury in 1963.

Westfall was a stand out pitcher for Marathon and an All-State selection after leading the Raiders to a State title in 1992. He played Legion ball for Wausau and played as well at the University of Minnesota. He also pitched for the St. Paul Saints in 1996.

Iverson has been the long time coach at Rib Lake High School since 1983 amassing a record of 356-143. He also coached Legion ball in Taylor County. He played college ball at UW-LaCrosse.

The induction ceremony will be a luncheon at Athletic Park on Sunday July 20th at noon before the Woodchucks game with Wisconsin Rapids. Tickets are $30 which gets you a banquet ticket and a game ticket. Call the Woodchucks office for tickets at (715) 845-5055.

I will be interested to see if Jimmy Nelson can continue to pitch in the majors like he has in the minors. He replaces Marco Estrada in the rotation and will pitch satuday night against St. Louis.

Jon Lucroy should get the All-Star game start on Tuesday night after the injury to Yadier Molina. Lucroy deserved the start anyway.

Plover's pitchers shut down the Wausau Post 10 attack last night in a 5-0 whitewash. The Bulldogs will play a makeup game tonight in Stevens Point at 7pm.

Songs of The Day (from my I-pod)

Nice & Juicy-Maynard Ferguson (1973) this was recorded as part of a live set at Jimmy's in Manhatten. The interesting thing it was recorded in the morning when most musicians are usually sleeping. Ferguson's early 70's big band was pretty good...they played the East High auditorium around this time

Night-Bruce Springsteen (1975) a track from "Born To Run' that usually get overshadowed by its more famous brethern