This Day in History
This Day in Minor League History
Lyle Overbay helped South Bend set a Midwest League record of 10 doubles in one game. (Jim Mone/AP)
Tuesday, July 23, 1907
The San Antonio Bronchos and Austin Senators were very active on the bases as the two squads set a Texas League record for most stolen bases in one game. The Bronchos and Senators ran wild, stealing a combined 23 bases as Austin romped to a 44-0 rout.
Friday, July 23, 1915
Jack Ness nearly became the first player to hit in 50 straight games, but then Ness went hitless on this day to end his 49-game hitting streak. The Oakland first baseman torched Pacific Coast League pitchers at a .440 clip during that span.
Thursday, July 23, 1936
Johnny Vander Meer, pitching for the Durham Bulls in the Piedmont League, set a league mark by striking out 20 Asheville Tourists hitters. He struck out the side in the first, fourth and fifth innings, fanned two a piece in the second, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth and one in the third.
Monday, July 23, 1990
Five years after being released, 5-foot-8 140-pound knuckleballer Daniel Boone made a comeback with the Rochester Red Wings, pitching a seven-inning no-hitter at Silver Stadium in a 2-0 win over the Syracuse Chiefs, striking out five and walking none. He finished the season at 11-5 with a 2.60 ERA.
Sunday, July 23, 2000
South Bend Silver Hawks batters set a new Midwest League record as they banged out 10 doubles in one game. The Silver Hawks' lineup featured future Major League sluggers Lyle Overbay and David Dellucci.