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Baseball in Burlington

Highlights

This page lists season and game highlights for the teams and players in Burlington, Iowa.


Notable Seasons


  • 1963
    • Paul Lindblad (10 wins, 2 losses; .833)
    • Tommie Reynolds (.332, 88 RBI)
  • 1964
    • Eusebio Rosas (111 runs)
    • Rene Lachemann (24 HR)
  • 1965
    • Randall Schwartz (94 runs, 29 HR)
    • Tony Pierce (1.84 ERA)
    • Raul Medrano (12 wins, 1 loss; .923)
  • 1966
    • Bob Clifton (144 hits)
    • Peter Koegel (4 grand slams)
  • 1968
    • George Hendrick (.327)
    • Vida Blue (231 strikeouts)
  • 1969
    • Alexis Corro (31 steals)
  • 1970
    • Roger Cain (23 HR)
    • Charles Barnes (12 outfield double plays)
  • 1971
    • Victor Harris (39 steals)
  • 1973
    • Claudell Washington (92 runs scored)
    • Chet Lemon (88 RBI)
  • 1977
    • Steve Splitt (97 runs batted in)
    • Jesus Vega (155 hits)
    • Steve Greene (69 steals)
  • 1978
    • Bobby G Smith (.336, 172 hits)
    • Bill Foley (34 HR)
  • 1979
    • Doug Jones (1.75 ERA)
    • William Lozado (689 total chances at SS)
  • 1980
    • Bengie Biggus (2.27 ERA)
    • Kirk Downs (70 errors at SS)
    • Kurtis Kingsolver (122 catcher assists)
    • Team stole 319 bases
  • 1983
    • Javier Ortiz (.352)
    • Barry Bass (1.68 ERA)
  • 1987
    • Team hit 256 doubles
  • 1988
    • Brian Hunter (22 HR)
  • 1990
    • Glen Bardner (1418 total chances at 1B; 12 double plays)
  • 1993
    • Ugueth Urbina (11 wins, 1 loss; .909)
    • Israel Alcantara (57 Es at 3B)
  • 1994
    • Matt Raleigh (34 HR)
  • 1995
    • Jesse Ibarra (.330, 34 HR, 96 RBI)
  • 1996
    • Deivi Cruz (.980 fielding average at SS)
    • Mark Guseth (.997 fielding average at 1B)
    • Santos Hernandez (56 games finished in relief)
  • 1997
    • Darron Ingram (29 HR, 97 RBI; 195 strikeouts[!])
    • Team had 423 extra-base hits (238 2B/42 3B/143 HR)
    • Team had 2006 total bases

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Notable Games


  • August 14, 1962
    • Charles Ling (no hitter; Keokuk, 6-0)
  • July 6, 1963
    • Stanley Wojcik (10 outfield putouts)
  • May 6, 1965
    • Don Pierce (no hitter; Fox Cities, 4-0)
  • June 29, 1965
    • George Bosworth (no hitter; Cedar Rapids, 3-0)
  • May 22, 1966
    • Art Groza (10 consecutive strikeouts, vs. Dubuque--but he lost the game, 3-2)
  • June 4, 1966
    • Robert Clifton (18 total chances at second base--10 putouts, 8 assists)
  • May 2, 1968
    • Garrett Coleman (4 errors at catcher)
  • June 19, 1968
    • Vida Blue (no hitter; Appleton, 4-0 [7 innings])
  • May 29 and 30, 1970
    • Gene Dusan (9 consecutive hits)
  • May 30, 1970
    • Burlington and Clinton totalled 17 extra base hits; 71 total bases
  • April 26, 1971
    • Dennis Meyers (17 strikeouts)
  • May 3, 1971
    • Dennis Meyers (8 consecutive strikeouts, 18 total; vs. Quincy)
  • July 29, 1972
    • William Daniels (6 wild pitches vs Decatur)
  • August 2, 1972
    • Burlington won 1-0 with no hits (Cedar Rapids' Gary Trumbauer was the pitcher)
  • August 19, 1972
    • Stanley Bockewitz (3 sacrifice bunts)
  • July 8, 1974
    • Matt Keough (4 doubles)
  • July 20, 1975
    • Abelino Pena (perfect game; 2-0 [7 innings])
  • May 30, 1976
    • 22 inning game; beat Waterloo, 4-3
      • Team had 46 total bases
      • Ed Romero (19 total chances at shortstop; 9 putouts)
      • Teams totalled 66 putouts)
  • August 20, 1976
    • Samuel Monteau received 4 intentional walks
  • April 16, 1978
    • Team made 17 errors (15 inning game)
    • Manuel Betemit (5 errors at 2B)
  • August 10, 1983
    • Burlington and Clinton played 21 innings
      • The teams stranded 37 baserunners
      • Jimmy Foit (11 assists by SS)
  • June 20, 1984
    • Bradley Jones (3 double plays, catcher)
  • July 1, 1985
    • Larry Klein (11 putouts at 2B)
  • June 5, 1988
    • Team had 9 doubles
  • July 27, 1991
    • Raymond Montgomery (11 outfield putouts & 1 OF assist)
  • May 1, 1992 through July 28, 1993
    • Rich Schulte (111 games without an outfield error)
  • June 25, 1992
    • David Wallace (6 errors at 2B)
  • May 29, 1994
    • Tomas Perez (10 putouts at 2B)
  • August 10, 1995
    • 4 consecutive home runs in 6th inning
      • by Don Denbow, Kevin Watson, Jeff Poor, & Raul Marval
  • August 5, 1996
    • Jason Grote (no hitter; Clinton, 8-0)
  • August 18 through 26, 1996
    • Team played 9 consecutive errorless games
  • July 14, 1997
    • Team had 6 home runs (in a 7 inning game)
  • July 18, 1997
    • Brady Clark (3 HR, double)
  • May 6, 1998
    • Lance Davis & Dan Timm (no hitter; Quad City, 5-0)
  • May 15, 1998
    • Benny Craig (home runs from both sides of the plate)
  • July 24, 1998
    • Mark Corey (15 strikeouts)
  • May 25, 1999
    • team hit 3 consecutive home runs
  • September 13, 1999
    • Eric Battersby (4 home runs; vs. Kane County in a playoff game)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 6 (through 2000)



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