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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Lee Mazzilli set a California League record in 1975 when he swiped seven bases in one game. (Getty Images)
Tuesday, June 08, 1909
San Francisco Seals starter Clarence "Cack" Henley held the Oakland Oaks scoreless for 24 innings, scattering nine hits and one walk en route to a marathon complete-game victory. Oaks starter Jimmy Wiggs matched Henley for 23 frames before Nick Williams knocked in the game's lone run with a single in the top of the 24th.
Sunday, June 08, 1975
Lee Mazzilli became the first player in California League history to steal seven bases in a ballgame. The Visalia Oaks outfielder swiped second base three times and third base four times during the seven-inning contest. The record was matched two years later by Modesto A's outfielder Rickey Henderson in a nine-inning game.
Tuesday, June 08, 1982
Dodgers prospect Sid Fernandez pitched his second nine-inning no-hitter of the year for Vero Beach of the Florida State League. The 19-year-old left-hander went 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA in 12 starts for Vero Beach that season before finishing the year with Triple-A Albuquerque.
Saturday, June 08, 1996
First baseman Derrek Lee homered in his sixth consecutive game for Double-A Memphis. Lee finished the season with 34 homers in 134 games for the Chicks.