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6/11 Iowa Cubs @ Memphis Redbirds
Ode to Clapping & Fireworks
Help the Redbirds give honor to the classic form of approval…the clap! We’ll be giving away CDs by Eric Clapton and Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah, a Clapper, 2 tickets to the St. Jude Golf Classic (to practice your golf clap), Stubby Clapp memorabilia and more! Also, be sure to play a game of patty cake with the RedHots in the plaza pre-game, and participate in all our clapping songs and video throughout the night. Get those hands warmed up and come out to AZP ready to clap the night away!
A select group of famous Major Leaguers whilst in the Minors. Many of these teams have ceased to exist. (Check out the website by clicking on the picture; it’s awesome!)
EDIT: Pete Rose is playing for the Tampa Tarpons, not the Tampa Tampons, as hilarious as that would be.
It was a good game.
A year ago, Chuck James was facing a tough reality. A Major League veteran in his third season, he was dealing with the possibility of never pitching again.
“The chances of me of coming back weren’t very good,” James said. “I’m very thankful to be playing again.”
On the road back from extensive shoulder surgery, James combined with two relievers to throw the second no-hitter in Harrisburg history on Thursday night as the Double-A Senators blanked Altoona, 1-0, to split a doubleheader.
A satisfying achievement for a pitcher looking for a second chance.
“Today was just one of those days,” he said. “Everything came together.”
Lancaster’s Freddy Parejo lofted a double to deep center field to wrap up Tuesday’s second cycle and the first for the Class A Advanced JetHawks in almost eight years.
Parejo became the fourth player in team history to complete the feat, but Lancaster fell to the visiting Visalia Rawhide, 10-9, in a roller-coaster game.
Mike Baxter cycled for Triple-A Portland earlier in the day in the Beavers’ 13-8 win over the Reno Aces.
Parejo homered for the second time this season in the second inning. He singled in the fourth, plated two runs with his second triple in the eighth ahead of the ninth-inning two-bagger.