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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Mark Kotsay scored a league-record six runs for Kane County in a 1996 game. (Kane County Cougars)
Thursday, September 2, 1937
DeLand's Jim McMullen tossed a no-hitter and lost to Orlando. The second no-hitter of the 1937 Florida State League season was also the second in league history.
Friday, September 2, 1960
Wellsville's Dick Sherrow no-hit Geneva for the only no-hitter of the year in the New York-Penn League.
Wednesday, September 2, 1964
Knoxville's James Brown matched a Southern League record when he walked six straight batters in the second inning against Columbus.
Thursday, September 2, 1993
Kane County's Eddie Christian set a Midwest League outfielder record when he played 104 errorless games between April 10-Sept. 2. Springfield's Frank Cimorelli set the record for pitchers with 65 errorless games a year earlier.
Monday, September 2, 1996
Kane County's Mark Kotsay became the fifth player in the Midwest League to score six runs in a game to tie a league record. Kotsay, a first-round draft pick in 1996,was called up to Florida in 1997 and only scored five runs in 14 games.
Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Rockford's Jason Smith was the third Midwest League player and the first since 1960 to hit three triples in a game.
Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Oneonta's Jordan Tata and Chris Homer combined to no-hit the Tri-City ValleyCats. It was the first no-hitter in the New York-Penn League since 2001.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
A crowd of 23,795 filled Rosenblatt Stadium to close a chapter in Omaha baseball history. The O-Royals defeated the Round Rock Express, 6-2, in the final game of the ballpark's 62-year history. Center fielder Jarrod Dyson recorded the final out of the Royals' 1,601st victory at the stadium, settling under a lazy fly ball off the bat of Brandon Barnes to send the hometown fans home happy one final time. Dyson also went 4-for-4, while Mike Moustakas slugged a two-run homer in the win. Rosenblatt had been home to Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate since the franchise's 1969 inception and had hosted the College World Series for six decades. More >
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Omaha Storm Chasers ended a 13-year playoff drought, clinching the Pacific Coast League's American Northern Division title on the strength of Pitcher of the Year Luis Mendoza. More >