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Yanked: Wisconsin ballpark removes A-Rod's name

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That was fast.

On the day Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez drew a 211-game suspension for steroid use, Appleton, Wis., shot back.

A plaque featuring A-Rod's name that had adorned a local youth sports complex since 2003, has been stripped from the premises, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.

Appleton had a special place in its heart for the Rodriquez, because that's where he played Class A baseball on his way to the major leagues.

In 65 games for the Appleton Foxes in 1994, A-Rod hit hit .319 with 14 homers and 55 RBI before being promoted to Class AA Jacksonville.

According to the Post-Crescent: "During his time in Appleton, Rodriguez was considered a model citizen and drew huge crowds."

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