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Wilmer Mizell struck out 18 batters four days after Bob Turley set the league record with 22 in 1951. (AP Photo)
Thursday, August 15, 1940
Earl Cook of the Buffalo Bisons became the fourth pitcher in International League history to toss a double shutout, beating the Jersey City Giants by identical 2-0 scores in a doubleheader.
Wednesday, August 15, 1951
Just four days after Bob Turley's record-setting 22-strikeout performance, Wilmer Mizell made a serious run at the mark. The 21-year-old Houston pitcher fanned 18 for the sixth-best total in Texas League history at the time.
Friday, August 15, 1952
Buffalo's Dick Marlowe tossed the second perfect game in International League history in a 2-0 win over Baltimore.
Tuesday, August 15, 1961
For the second time in less than a month, Victoria's Danny Rivas struck out 18 batters, accomplishing the feat over nine innings of relief. Rivas moved into a tie with four others for seventh place on the Texas League's all-time single-game strikeout list.
Saturday, August 15, 1981
Steve Ibraguen, pitching for the Lynchburg Mets of the Carolina League, hurled six perfect innings in a 1-0 victory over Alexandria. It was the second perfect game in franchise history.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
In the Florida State League, Cory Muschko and three Daytona relievers combined to no-hit the Dunedin Blue Jays, 4-0. Kerry Wood and two relievers tossed the previous Daytona no-hitter on Aug. 24, 1996. More >
Saturday, August 15, 2015
In a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers prospect David Denson became the first Minor Leaguer to publicly come out as gay. More >