Season Recap: 2019 Corpus Christi Hooks

Unexpected top performers, home run & strikeout records highlight year's storylines

Cypress, Texas native Chad Donato struck out 10 batters over 6.2 scoreless innings in his Double-A debut on July 6 vs. Midland at Whataburger Field. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | September 12, 2019 2:39 PM ET

A look back at the many home runs hit, strikeouts recorded and everything in between in 2019.

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Toro, Javier Named Hooks Player and Pitcher of the Year

Astros third baseman adds to trophy shelf; Standout hurler pitched at top three levels in 2019

By Dan Reiner | September 10, 2019 11:11 AM ET

The two standout players were among the Texas League's best in 2019.

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Payoff Pitch: Hooks Records, Torrid Toro

Highlighting a memorable final month of 2019 season

Yohan Ramirez struck out 12.9 batters per 9.0 innings in 2019, one of the top among a Hooks staff that set a new league strikeout record. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | September 3, 2019 2:27 PM ET

A look back at a memorable final month of the 2019 regular season.

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Season Ends With 4-3 Loss to Tulsa

Hooks finish season 66-73

Bryan De La Cruz tallied the final home run of the season, capping a team-record 163 for the Hooks in 2019. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | September 2, 2019 6:17 PM ET

Hooks pitchers punched out 14 batters Monday, finishing the season with a league-record 1,453.

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Hooks Fall in Pitchers' Duel on Ken Schrom Day

Drillers' Solbach shines in 4-0 shutout

Seven-year MLB pitcher and Hooks President Ken Schrom threw out the first pitch following a ceremony in his honor Sunday. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | September 1, 2019 6:36 PM ET

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Corpus Christi Proclaims September 1 "Ken Schrom Day"

Hooks present "Ken Schrom Plaza" plaque during pregame ceremony

The Hooks honored longtime President Ken Schrom with a ceremony prior to Sunday's game versus Tulsa. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

September 1, 2019 5:23 PM ET

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Rincon Blast Drops Hooks in Extras

Tulsa slugger leads off 10th with homer for 6-4 final

Stephen Wrenn had his third career multi-homer game Saturday, his first since May 31, 2018 at Springfield. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | September 1, 2019 12:17 AM ET

Stephen Wrenn had his third career multi-homer game, but Carlos Rincon won the game in the 10th for Tulsa.

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Hooks Set Club Home Run Record in 7-6 Win

Arauz hits record marker on career night vs. Tulsa

Jonathan Arauz deposited three clutch hits, including a record-setting home run and the game-winning single Friday night. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | August 31, 2019 12:03 AM ET

Jonathan Arauz deposited club home run No. 159, breaking the franchise record set in 2013.

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Hooks Eliminated From Playoff Contention in 8-6 Loss

Arkansas rallies for five unanswered

Colton Shaver went 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and two walks in the loss. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | August 29, 2019 11:08 PM ET

Midland entered the day with a magic number of one on the Hooks, meaning the loss ousted Corpus Christi.

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Whitley Wonderful in 2-1 Hooks Win

Top pitching prospect fans eight over 5.1 one-hit frames

Astros No. 2 prospect Forrest Whitley has won back-to-back outings for the Hooks in August. (Olivia Rook/Corpus Christi Hooks)

By Dan Reiner | August 28, 2019 10:06 PM ET

Forrest Whitley struck out eight over 5.1 one-hit innings for his second straight win.

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