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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Chad Gaudin threw the second perfect game in Southern League history in 2003. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Tuesday, July 15, 1941
In Northeast Arkansas League action, Clarence "Hooks" Iott, pitching for the Paragould Browns, struck out 30 batters in a 16-inning tilt at the Newport Dodgers, with the game ending in a 1-1 tie. The 30 strikeouts set an all-time record for any professional baseball game.
Tuesday, July 15, 1952
Johnny Van der Meer, who became the first pitcher ever to throw back-to-back no-hitters 14 years earlier for the Cincinnati Reds, tossed another no-no while playing for the Tulsa Oilers. The 38-year-old righty pitched nine scoreless innings against the Beaumont Roughnecks during a 12-0 rout.
Tuesday, July 15, 1958
Albuquerque catcher Haven Schmidt, a 6'4", 220 pounder, blasted the longest foul ball ever hit and measured out, with the ball leaving the field two feet outside the foul marker and being taped at 560 feet.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Chad Gaudin made his Southern League debut with the Orlando Rays by pitching the second perfect game in Southern League history, beating the Jacksonville Suns, 1-0. The right-hander went all seven innings during the first game of a doubleheader and struck out nine.
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Lancaster JetHawks right-hander Michael Schultz set a pro baseball record against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes by striking out five batters in one inning. One batter reached on a wild third-strike while another got on when another third strike went for a passed ball. Schultz allowed five unearned runs on three hits and two wild pitches in one inning.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Oneonta's Guillermo Moscoso pulled a rare feat at the Class A Short-Season level and pitched a nine-inning perfect game, just the second of its kind in New York-Penn League history. The Venezuelan-born right-hander struck out seven batters en route to a 6-0 win over Batavia. More