This Day in History
This Day in Minor League History
Future big leaguer Ted Beard hit safely in 12 consecutive at-bats in 1953. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Tuesday, April 28, 1953
Hollywood Stars outfielder Ted Beard collected a hit in his 12th consecutive at-bat in a game against the Portland Beavers, tying Mickey Heath's Pacific Coast League record (1930). Beard, who batted .198 in parts of seven seasons in the Majors, started his streak on April 24. Lefty O'Doul of Salt Lake had a higher overall hit total, 19, in four consecutive games in 1925.
Saturday, April 28, 1979
John Crawford of the Kinston Eagles struck out six times during a 12-inning game. He would fall one shy of the league record set by Thomas Epperly of Lynchburg in an 18-inning game on Aug. 20, 1972.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The Norfolk Tides got back-to-back home runs in the first inning off the bats of Luis Garcia and Brian Daubach -- just the beginning of a historic night for the Tides in Charlotte. In the second frame, Rodney Nye crushed a three-run homer. Mike DeFelice did the same in the third, then followed it up with a two-run blast in the eighth for his second home run of the night. With the game already well in hand in the ninth, Norfolk got two more homers from Benji Gil and Jeff Keppinger. The seven home runs hit in the 16-3 thumping of the Knights would set a franchise mark for the Tides. More >