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Clay Buchholz pitched a no-hitter at Fenway Park in his second Major League start in 2007. (Ken Babbitt)
Tuesday, September 01, 1942
Under the shadow of World War II, Wilkes-Barre's Allie Reynolds was the first player in Eastern League history to lose a no-hitter. Reynolds pitched 10 hitless innings of a scoreless match with Elmira but lost the shutout in the 11th. "Superchief" finished with 10 2/3 no-hit innings before Elmira won it, 1-0. Reynolds' performance garnered some major attention; the Cleveland Indians called Reynolds up for his Major League debut just 16 days later for the start of a 13-year career that saw six All-Star selections.
Friday, September 01, 1950
Tulsa's Wally Post hit his way into the record book with nine RBIs. At the time, it tied him for the fourth-best RBI game in the league's history. Post had a 15-year Major League career and led the National League in strikeouts three times.
Monday, September 01, 1952
Raleigh first baseman George Hallow set the Carolina League record with 11 consecutive putouts.
Saturday, September 01, 1956
How often do you see two no-hitters on the same day? Hank Bolinda earned Schenectady some local bragging rights when he hurled a no-hitter to beat Albany, 1-0. Binghamton's Zack Monroe followed with the second no-hitter of the Eastern League season -- and the second of the day -- beating upstate rivals Syracuse, 6-0, in seven innings.
Thursday, September 01, 1977
Larry Prewitt of the Jackson Mets pitched the third no-hitter of the season in the Texas League in an 8-1 victory over Tulsa.
Saturday, September 01, 2001
Micah Franklin became the seventh Indianapolis player to hit three homers in a game. He was the first Indians player in International League history to accomplish that feat. Franklin, a third-round pick by the New York Mets in 1990, bounced around between 10 different organizations before his release by Arizona in 2004.
Saturday, September 01, 2001
New Haven's Jim Journell pitched a seven-inning no-hitter in his Double-A debut to beat Bowie, 3-0. The St. Louis 1999 fourth-round draft pick, who went 14-6 with a 2.50 ERA for Class A Advanced Potomac, collected his share of hardware in 2001 following the no-hitter. The right-hander was named a Baseball America 2nd team Minor League All-Star, a Class A Advanced All-Star, Class A Advanced Player of the Year, St. Louis Cardinals' Minor League Player of the Year and a Florida State League All-Star.
Sunday, September 01, 2002
Round Rock and San Antonio hooked up for an 18-inning contest and combined to use 38 players, tying a Texas League record set in 1956. The game also set the league record by using 18 combined pitchers.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
After speeding through Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, Clay Buchholz made a splash in his second Major League start, no-hitting the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Buchholz, who out-dueled Roger Clemens in the Eastern League in June, led the eventual World Series champs to a 10-0 win. The Texas native became the first American League rookie to hurl a no-hitter since Wilson Alvarez against Baltimore in 1991.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Eastern League MVP Lou Montanez became the first player in 30 years to win the circuit's Triple Crown. Montanez led the league with a .335 batting average and 26 homers, and tied for the lead with 97 RBIs. He joined Harrisburg's Joe Munson (1925), Charleston's Bob Chance (1963), Pittsfield's George Scott (1965) and Berkshire's Danny Thomas (1976) as the EL's fifth Triple Crown winner. More >
Saturday, September 01, 2012
In the penultimate contest of the season, Chris Devenski pitched the first complete-game no-hitter in team history as the playoff-bound Lexington Legends coasted past the Rome Braves, 10-0. Devenski, who recorded a career-best 16 strikeouts, had not pitched past the seventh inning in the first 30 games of his pro career. It was the third no-hitter of the season in the South Atlantic League. More >