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It Happened Today (April 21): Steven Hill's historic day at the plate

Hill became the only player in Springfield Cardinals history to record four extra-base hits and five total hits in a game
April 21, 2020

On this date in 2009, Cardinals catcher Steven Hill had what was arguably the best single day at the plate in Springfield history. With the temperature a sweltering 93 degrees at Citibank Ballpark in Midland, Texas, Hill went 5-for-5 with four extra-base hits in a 7-4 Cardinals win over the

Records tumble in California League slugfest

McOwen's hitting streak reaches 36 games; Storm tee off on Mavericks
June 29, 2009

When High Desert fell behind by eight runs in the first inning, the Mavericks didn't feel much like celebrating. So when James McOwen hit a bouncer that hopped over the first baseman's head to push his hitting streak to a Cal League-record 36 games, he didn't say much. "Oh, man,

Friends, teammates mourn Adenhart

Talented Angels hurler made huge impact in Minor Leagues
April 9, 2009

On Thursday morning, just hours after pitching six shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics, 22-year-old Angels hurler Nick Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run automobile accident. This unspeakably tragic and senseless event has reverberated throughout the Minor Leagues on Opening Day. An all-encompassing occasion, usually looked upon as a time