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  1. Doug Gardner- Keg Bar- La Crosse, WI says:

    Our La Crosse team tangled with Jim Rubbelke’s St. Paul teams many times from 1970 through 1979. We always knew we were in for a battle, but Jim teams were always first class, not only as competitors, but also as gentlemen. I’m sure Jim had something to do with their attitudes and character. They were all winners as far as we were concerned, regardles of who won our games.

  2. BOB THURMES - HASTINGS , MN. says:

    GREAT STORY BOB , JIM , AL, JERRY , JOHNNY AND GANG WERE WHAT FASTPITCH WAS , MANY TIMES GROWING UP WATCH LEOSCH BAR GO HEAD TO HEAD WARS WITH WHITAKER,7-UP COZEY , PETER MEATS – EAU CLAIRE,WI , MANKATO , DRACKS . LEOSCH’S AMY BROTHERS DAVE AND DON , JACK + TOM SWANSON , WEED , WALLY NELSON AND NIC P. AND LARRY MAC ALL NEED TO BE PLACED IN MINNESTOA’S SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME I PLAYED ON FIVE NATIONAL RATED TEAMS AND THESE GUYS FROM LEOSCH BAR TEAM WERE WINNERS THANKS JIM FOR PLAYING SUCH A BIG PART IN MINNESOTA’S SOFTBALL HISTORY BEST WISHES TO ALL THE FASTPITCH PLAYERS

  3. Bob says:

    Thanks for the input Bob. Great comments about some of the legendary teams and players in Minnesota history. And you’re one of them, too.

  4. Tom Stasik says:

    That sounds similar to what Art Gillis did in Michigan. He took his first team to Wisconsin and loosened it up for several MI teams to play in the ISC. First Owen “Fog” Walford, then Kevin Herlihy and Saginaw and other teams from around the state followed.

  5. Bob says:

    I would have liked to have seen that great Saginaw team with Herlihy and Walford pitching.

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