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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Lemke: Phil Nerone stripped uniform, left pro ball

A regular Mike Damone in the making…

One of the stories detailed the short, but memorable career of former Appleton Foxes outfielder Phil Nerone.

Written by sports staffer Mike Woods, the story quoted former team executive Milt Drier and his recollection of 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.”

The hat hat, the glove, the pants, the shirt, the socks, cleats and the underwear—ALL his baseball clothes.

“Then he shouted, ‘I don’t need this baseball stuff anymore,’” said Drier. “‘I’m going to Hollywood to be a movie star. Bye, bye.’ And that was the end of Phil Nerone.

No wonder his nickname was “Orbit.”

I came across this on Nerone from Oct. 1989

Some men never give up the dream. Like catcher/third baseman Phil Nerone, 35, who would be the Juice’s resident flake if he beats the odds and makes the team. Part of Nerone’s warmup includes standing on his head - with his cap on. ‘‘Gets rid of the stress,’’ he said.

Drafted by the White Sox, Nerone never made it to the bigs. But since he’s a catcher and catchers are in short supply in the SPBA, he qualifies. ‘‘I want to be a part of the Juice,’’ said Nerone, also an aspiring actor. ‘‘Even if I just warm people up.’‘

Repoz Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:03 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc is Fairly Irrefutable Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:45 PM (#4406664)
‘‘I want to be a part of the Juice,’’ said Nerone

NTTAWWT.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:48 PM (#4406666)
"I want to be a part of the Jews," said Nerone, also an aspiring actor. "You can't get into show business without 'em."
   3. Mayor Blomberg Posted: April 07, 2013 at 03:40 PM (#4406862)
Hollywood, Florida, it seems.
   4. zack Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:27 AM (#4407303)
Did the band play The Stripper?
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:40 AM (#4407309)
Thankfully, Bob Hamelin didn't undress on the field when he retired in mid-game. He just grounded out, immediately went to the clubhouse and took his uniform off, and quit.
   6. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 08, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4407320)
John Kruk was probably naked five minutes after he retired in mid-game. Luckily he waited until he was off the field.

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