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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Buffalo's Luke Easter blasted an estimated 520-foot home run against Havana in 1958. (International League)
Wednesday, May 28, 1958
Buffalo Bisons first baseman Luke Easter walloped an estimated 520-foot home run in an International League game against the Havana Sugar Kings.
Thursday, May 28, 1970
The Indianapolis Indians outlasted the Oklahoma City 89ers, 10-7, in 23 innings at All-Sports Stadium in Oklahoma City. The American Association game was suspended after 17 frames at 12:53 a.m. and ultimately completed in six hours and 37 minutes.
Friday, May 28, 1982
During an argument with the umpires, Durham Bulls skipper Bobby Dews threw second base into the stands and then took off his jersey and powdered under his arms with the rosin bag before kicking it into the air.
Sunday, May 28, 1989
Tom Drees of the Vancouver Canadians hurled his second consecutive no-hitter in a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Trappers. Drees, who no-hit the Calgary Cannons on May 23, would later become the first pitcher in nearly four decades to toss a trio of no-hitters in one season after throwing a third hitless game on Aug. 16 in a 5-0 win over the Las Vegas Stars. More >
Friday, May 28, 2010
When Jarrett Hoffpauir hit for the cycle on April 25, he became the first member of the Las Vegas 51s to do it since 2005. Only 29 games later, Hoffpauir did it again, doubling in his final at-bat of a 6-4 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers. The 26-year-old infielder became the first Minor Leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Colorado Springs' Joe Koshansky in 2008. In between cycles, Hoffpauir batted .405 with 17 multi-hit games and a 10-game hitting streak. More >
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Reds outfield prospect Bryson Smith proposed to his longtime girlfriend Raphaelle Lombardo and got a "yes" after the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos rallied to beat Birmingham, 5-4. More >