Sounds left-hander Manny Parra made history on June 25, 2007 at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas, throwing a perfect game in Nashville's 3-0 victory over the Express in his second career Triple-A start.
The 24-year-old hurler was mobbed near the mound by teammates shortly after 9:43 p.m. as first baseman Brad Nelson gloved a game-ending popup off the bat of pinch-hitter Jesse Garcia as Parra etched his name into the record books.
"I don't think I even watched it come down," Parra said. "I was thinking, 'Is this really happening?' It was unbelievable. It's something I never thought I'd do. I've never even seen a no-hitter in person."
Parra's teammates mobbed the Sacramento native at the mound as the remaining opposing fans at The Dell Diamond gave him a standing ovation.
"It's the greatest feeling I've ever had," Parra said.
Parra (1-1), who earned his first career Triple-A victory with the historic effort, set a new career high with 11 strikeouts in the contest. He had previously fanned 10 batters on five occasions.
The southpaw, who threw 107 pitches including 77 strikes, did not face a three-ball count against any batter until the bottom of the seventh inning and worked through three-ball counts only three times all evening.
The rare achievement was only the third nine-inning perfect game in the 104-year history of the Pacific Coast League - and the second by a member of the Nashville Sounds.
Tacoma's John Halama threw the first PCL perfecto on July 8, 2001 before the Sounds' John Wasdin duplicated the feat on April 7, 2003 at Greer Stadium.
It was the sixth no-hit effort by a Sounds hurler (second perfect game) and 11th overall no-hitter in a game involving the Sounds in the club's 30-year history.