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50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, St. Marys native Galen Cisco hurled the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Cisco’s first starting assignment for his new team.
In the victory, Cisco tied a Major League record by striking out four pinch hitters in a single game, in addition to striking out four others in the victory.
The game marked Cisco’s first complete game in nearly five months since he hurled one for the Red Sox back in April.
He was given plenty of support in the expansion teams’ victory, as they scored three runs in the first inning without connecting for a single base hit.
Joe Christopher chalked up New York’s fourth and final run of the battle in the third inning with a home run.
The win was just New York’s 38th of the year, as the final weeks of the season approached.
25 Years Ago This Week – 1987
Although it took 12 minutes to get the momentum going, once it did there was no stopping the New Bremen Cardinals as they recorded a 36-0 shutout over the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays 25 years ago this week.
The win on Homecoming night kept the Cardinals perfect at 4-0 on the season as they notched the victory in their first Midwest Athletic Conference game of the year.
Quarterback Jeff Paul got the scoring underway for the home team in the second quarter when he completed a 4-yard touchdown strike to Cory Schroer, before running one in himself a few minutes later.
A safety near the end of the half gave the Red and Gold the 15-0 advantage at intermission. Paul connected with Bob Heitkamp on a 10-yard hookup to get things rolling in the third, while another safety and an 83-yard touchdown run by Steve Quellhorst put the game on ice with three quarters in the books.
Quellhorst’s sprint broke Jay Purdy’s previous record for the longest touchdown run in school history, set in 1980 against the St. Henry Redskins. The Cardinals added one more score in the fourth quarter when Paul ran in his second touchdown of the night. Although the extra point was off-target, the Cardinals still secured the 33-point victory.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2002
This week in 2002, the Minster Wildcats proved that the only statistic that matters at the end of the game is what is in the scoring column.
After being bettered in nearly every category on the field, the Wildcats held on to edge the New Bremen Cardinals in a battle that wasn’t decided until the closing minutes.
Although the Wildcats were slowed down by a strong Cardinal defense for much of the first half, they escaped to the locker room with a 7-0 lead following a three-yard touchdown plunge by Ty Parks. The score was set up a play earlier with a 36-yard screen pass that Parks pulled in from quarterback Scott Sherman.
On the initial drive of the second half, New Bremen’s Dan Piper lugged the pigskin 76 yards in a series that concluded with him crossing the goal line after a two-yard rumble. The extra point was off-target, so the Wildcats remained in charge 7-6 and maintained their lead until their score in the final period solidified the victory over their rivals.