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UWFox Scholars Series Presents ‘The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Professional Baseball in the Fox Cities’

Chris Mehring

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley resumes its stimulating and acclaimed Scholars Series
on Monday, February 7, when the campus hosts Chris Mehring, who will be presenting, “The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Professional Baseball in the Fox Cities.” Mehring’s presentation takes place between noon and 1:00 p.m. in Perry Hall, within UWFox’s new Communications Arts Center. 

Mehring has been the radio announcer for the Timber Rattlers since 2000. He is also the author of “Rattler Radio,” a blog, he says, that can tell you more about him than any “official” biography. He worked for the team in corporate sales before moving into his current role as Director of Media Relations and previously held positions with the Green Bay Gamblers, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the Duluth/Superior Dukes, and a radio station in Sheboygan.

Professional baseball has a rich history in Appleton, and dates back to 1891. The professional teams playing in the Fox Cities have had numerous names, including the Papermakers, the Foxes, and the Timber Rattlers.  Over the years, the franchise has had affiliations with numerous major league teams including the Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners and – since 2009 – the Milwaukee Brewers.

Countless players have played for the Appleton pro baseball team, including dozens who went on to stardom at the sport’s Major League level.

The Scholars Series presentations are free and open to the public, with unreserved seating.  For more information about “The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Professional Baseball in the Fox Cities,” contact Dave Hager, director of University Relations at UWFox, 920-832-2611 or email david.hager@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu.