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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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In 1998, Preston Wilson was traded from Norfolk to Charlotte in the middle of their series. (International League)
Saturday, May 22, 1954
Stockton's Robert Rivich connected for a pair of homers and two doubles en route to a California League-record 11 RBIs. Rivich was pulled by manager Gene Handley after five innings, neither realizing at the time that the Ports catcher had a chance to break the Minor League-record of 16 RBIs in a game set by Nig Clarke of the Texas League's Corsicana Oil Citys in 1902. More >
Sunday, May 22, 1988
The San Jose Giants outlasted the Riverside Red Wave, 8-5, in 21 innings at the Riverside Sports Complex. At 6 hours, 19 minutes, the game set a mark for the longest uninterrupted California League game by time.
Monday, May 22, 1995
After a brawl which took more than 30 minutes to sort out, ten Durham Bulls and Winston-Salem Warthogs were ejected during "Strike Out Domestic Violence Night" at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. $6,000 in fines and 124 days of suspensions were ultimately levied by Carolina League president John Hopkins.
Friday, May 22, 1998
Outfielder Preston Wilson experienced a strange situation during a trip by his Norfolk Tides to Charlotte.  After appearing in the first three games of the series as a Tide, Wilson learned that he had been included in the Mets' trade for Florida's Mike Piazza and assigned to Charlotte. The prospect packed his bags, said goodbye to his teammates, and walked across Knights Stadium to the home clubhouse.  Later that evening, Charlotte skipper Fredi Gonzalez placed him in the Knights' lineup and Wilson responded with a home run as part of a 2-for-4 night against his former club in the series finale.
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
The Wichita Wranglers established several Texas League records in a 19-2 triumph over the Tulsa Drillers. The Wranglers scored 14 runs in the third inning and set benchmarks with 10 singles in the inning and by having 16 consecutive batters reach base safely.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Lakeland Flying Tigers turned a controversial 9-6-5 triple play in their 4-3 Florida State League victory over Bradenton. Marauders manager Carlos Garcia was ejected while the play was unfolding for arguing after right fielder Avisail Garcia made a sliding catch but appeared to lose the ball. More >
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wisconsin outfielder Michael Reed tied a Midwest League record with three triples in the Timber Rattlers' 12-5, 11-inning win at Quad Cities. He went on to finish second on the circuit with 13 three-baggers for the season. More >