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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Jose Canseco matched an SL record after driving in nine runs in one game for the Stars. (Huntsville Stars)
Monday, June 24, 1946
Nine members of the Spokane Indians died and six were injured when the team bus tumbled off a highway en route to a series in Bremerton, Wash. The bus skidded off the wet Snoqualmie Pass, tumbled 350 feet into a valley and burst into flames. More >
Saturday, June 24, 1950
Though he arrived late for his debut game with the San Francisco Seals and missed batting practice, shortstop Dave Melton hit the first pitch he saw for a homer in the ninth inning at Hollywood's Gilmore Field. More >
Saturday, June 24, 1972
Following a three-year court battle, Bernice Gera became the first woman to umpire an affiliated baseball game when she worked the opener of a New York-Penn League doubleheader between the Auburn Phillies and Geneva Rangers. Though she would never umpire professionally again, her effort paved the way for other women to successfully pursue Minor League umpiring careers.More >
Saturday, June 24, 1978
Michael Bishop had four homers and 10 RBIs in one game for Quad Cities of the Midwest League.
Monday, June 24, 1985
Jose Canseco tied a Southern League record with nine RBIs in one game for Huntsville.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Muckdogs lefty Gabriel Castellanos struck out 12 over seven spotless frames before Brett Lilek (who was making his pro debut) and Steven Farnworth each pitched a 1-2-3 inning to give Batavia its first-ever perfect game in a 1-0 win over Mahoning Valley. More >
Friday, June 24, 2016
Jen Pawol worked as the home plate umpire in a two-person crew in a Gulf Coast League game, becoming the first woman to umpire in the Minor Leagues since 2007 and seventh overall. More >