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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Peoria's Sean Gallagher pitched the first six innings of a 10-inning no-hitter in 2005. (Paul Gierhart/
Tuesday, April 20, 1999
The Louisville Bats returned home from a road trip to face the Norfolk Tides. One day earlier, in Richmond, Louisville's Kevin Barker clubbed a pair of home runs to lead the RiverBats to a 5-3 victory. On April 20, back home in Cardinal Stadium, Barker lit up the Tides for two more roundtrippers and four RBIs. Though Norfolk would win, 6-5, Barker earned a place in history, becoming the first Louisville player to hit multiple home runs in consecutive games.
Saturday, April 20, 2002
The Savannah Sand Gnats' Anthony Mongeluzzo became just the second player in South Atlantic League history to belt four home runs in one game (Pat Garman, May 20, 1988). Mongeluzzo would conclude his professional career at the end of the season with just 22 homers in 221 Minor League games.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Sean Gallagher of the Peoria Chiefs pitched the first six innings of a 10-inning no-hitter against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Walt Nolen and Jon Hunton hurled the final four frames to preserve the no-no, and the 3-2 victory for Peoria. More >
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Michael Jones hit a pair of RBI singles in a team-record 13-run seventh inning as the Greenville Drive clobbered the host Augusta GreenJackets, 19-7. Greenville accumulated nine singles and five walks and sent 19 men to the plate in the frame. More >
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Third baseman Mike Hessman hit three homers and became the all-time RBI leader in Toledo history in a 10-7 Mud Hens loss. Selected by the Braves in the 15th round of the 1996 Draft, Hessman finished the game with 238 RBIs as a Mud Hen, breaking Scott Ullger's modern-era club record. More >