Quad City Angels at Fox Cities Foxes
May 6th, 1966
E-Koker, Fuentes, Grffin, LOB QC-7, FC-3, 3B-Alderette, SB-Vegas
from the Quad City Times, 5/7/66
Appleton, Wis.-Vern Geishert, Quad City Angels' 20 year old righthander returned to his home state here Friday night and promtly pitched a no hitter.
Geishert turned in his near perfect game against Fox Cities as the Angels rolled to an easy 7-0 victory.
The only base on balls issued by Geishert came in the fifth inning when he walked the leadoff batter. He then retired the next 13 batters in a row. The native of Richland Center, Wis., sent 14 batters down on strokes.
Watching Geishert pitch his first no hitter in professional baseball were his parents.
The Angels scored the only run they needed in the third inning when Mark Shultz opened the frame with a single and scored later on an error. Ray Vegas' two run triple sparked a four run outburst by Quad Cities in the seventh inning.
from the Appleton Post Cresent, 5/7/66
by Terry Galvin
Burly righthander Vern Geishert celebrated his first appearance as a professional baseball player in his home state in extraordinary fashion at Goodland Field Friday night.
Geishert checked the Fox Cities Foxes without a hit en route to leading his Quad Cities teammates to a 7-0 Midwest League conquest before a shivering throng of 421 paid onlookers.
A native son of Richland Center, the 6 foot 1 inch, 215 pound Wisconsinite fanned 14 Foxes while issueing only one walk. To say the least, he was simply great.
With father Joe, mother Thelma and 13 year old sister Bonnie in attendence, the congenial but modest, blond fireballer set the Foxes down in order in the first and last four innings.
The only semblance of trouble for the 19 year old rookie came in the fifth, when he walked lead off man Bill Melton, fanned Doug Adams and Jay Petersen and then Raul Gonzalez survived on third sacker Doug Griffin's error.
Seemingly umperturbed at the thought of losing his perfect game bid, Geishert fanned Bob Vo Epps to end the inning and followed with four more perfect frames to match his roaring start.
Of the visiting Angel's seven runs off Foxes slants, only one was earned, but that single tally would have sufficed on this cool night. Foxes' starter Steve Kokor was tagged with the loss and need bailing out by Gary Schaefer in the Quad Cities 4 run seventh inning.
Righthander Fred Rath (2-0 for the year) will be on the hill for the Foxes when the two teams clash again at 8 pm today. Fridays loss failed to alter the Foxes second place ranking in the ML
Quad Cities reached Kokor for a score in the third when Mark Shultz opened with a single and was forced at second by Ray Vegas. Vegas pilfered second and advanced to third on Geishert's ground out scoring ---, on Kokor's wild throw to first on the batted ball by Vic Lopez.
The Angles struck twice in the fifth on a walk, single by Vegas, another walk and two consecutive Foxes' misuces afield. Quad Cities didnt stop it's run production here however, as Paul Aldrette tripled in a pair in the seventh.
Aldrette's blow which rolled down the first base line and into the right field corner, sent Kokor shower bound. Schaefer walked Gus Gregory and Vopicke pushed Aldrette across the plate with a sacrifice fly to center. A walk and a single my Mike Hunter, scoring Gregory, concluded the scoring for the night.