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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Visalia's Jeff Francis pitched a no-hitter with nine strikeouts against Modesto in 2003. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Thursday, July 06, 1989
Clinton and Waterloo engaged in a 25-inning marathon that eventually set the Midwest League record for most combined at-bats in one game. The two ball clubs collected 172 at-bats, with Clinton getting 88 and Waterloo getting 84 trips.
Sunday, July 06, 2003
Visalia's Jeff Francis turned a rare trick on this day when he pitched a no-hitter in the California League, beating Modesto, 6-0. Francis struck out nine batters in nine innings and walked three. The Canadian-born left-hander also threw a two-hit shutout three starts later against Inland Empire.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Veteran left-hander Les Walrond racked up 17 strikeouts, the Minor League single-game season high in 2008, to lead Lehigh Valley past Louisville, 2-0. Walrond fanned the side in each of the last three frames -- 13 of his final 14 outs came via the strikeout -- in the complete-game shutout. More  >