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Baseball in Clinton

Highlights

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


Notable Seasons


  • 1954
    • David Jiminez (20 wins, 249 strikeouts; 9 games with less than 5 hits)
    • John Wrye (19 triples)
  • 1955
    • Benjamin Rich (199 strikeouts)
    • Clement Yaskowitz (21 double plays at catcher)
  • 1956
    • Arturo Miro (22 wins [19 consecutive wins])
    • Thomas Huber (.345 BA)
    • Stan Wentzel (116 runs batted in)
  • 1957
    • Dick Lines (1.80 ERA)
  • 1961
    • Dick Kenworthy (22 home runs)
  • 1963
    • Ed Stroud (116 runs scored)
    • Jerome Rozmus (1.44 ERA)
  • 1965
    • team batting average was .211
    • team scored only 376 runs in 117 games
  • 1968
    • Lorenzo Lanier (99 runs scored, 132 hits)
  • 1970
    • Wilbur Howard (142 hits)
  • 1972
    • Fred Bruntrager (1.67 ERA)
  • 1973
    • Gerald Tyler (168 strikeouts, 2.17 ERA)
  • 1975
    • team allowed only 26 home runs
  • 1977
    • Dave Stewart (17 wins)
  • 1979
    • Mitch Webster (.326, 154 hits)
  • 1980
    • Scott Garrelts (159 strikeouts)
  • 1982
    • Mark Grant (16 wins, 243 strikeouts)
      • 13 games with 10 or more strikeouts
  • 1985
    • Keith Silver (17 wins, 2.24 ERA)
  • 1987
    • Clinton pitchers truck out 1188 opposing hitters
    • Bryan Hickerson (11 wins, no losses)
    • Paul McClellan (209 strikeouts)
    • Trevor Wilson (2.01)
    • Gregg Ritchie (.337)
    • Tod Ronson (44 doubles)
  • 1988
    • Mark Dewey (1.43 ERA)
  • 1989
    • Joel Estes (pitcher; surrendered 14 intentional walks)
  • 1990
    • Roger Miller (.996 fielding average at catcher)
    • Jason McFarlin (73 stolen bases)
  • 1991
    • Salomon Torres (16 wins, 214 strikeouts, 1.41 ERA)
    • Dan Carlson (16 wins)
    • Rod Huffman (35 saves)
  • 1996
    • Brandon Kolb (16 wins)
  • 1993
    • team had 52 saves
  • 1997
    • Rodney Lindsey (70 stolen bases)
  • 2000
    • Francisco Rios (21 game hitting streak)

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Notable Games


  • July 27, 1955
    • Stanley Malec (hit by pitch 3 times)
  • August 20, 1957
    • Dick Lines (no hitter; Decatur, 6-0 [7 innings])
  • May 11 through 25, 1958
    • team lost 15 consecutive games
  • May 22, 1958
    • 12 team errors in 10-6 loss to Michigan City
  • June 2, 1959
    • Thomas Fisher (no hitter; Paris, 1-0)
  • June 13, 1959
    • Bobby Lee Smith (4 homers, 10 runs batted in)
  • June 19, 1960
    • Scott Seger (no hitter; Quincy, 3-0 [7 innings])
  • July 4, 1960
    • James Evans (surrendered 18 hits)
  • May 16, 1961
    • Tony Gonzales (hit by pitch 3 times)
  • August 18, 1961
    • team had 21 hits and surrendered 21 hits to Kokomo
  • May 23, 1963
    • Bill Dawson (no hitter; Fox Cities, 10-0 [7 innings])
  • June 23, 1964
    • Norbert Rodgers (no hitter; Quincy, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • June 11, 1967
    • John Lamb (no hitter; Quad City, 3-0 [7 innings])
  • June 22, 1967
    • Joe Barnett (no hitter; Quincy, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • July 19, 1967
    • Bill Laxton (permitted 5 sacrifice bunts)
  • August 25, 1967
    • Bill Laxton (no hitter; Waterloo, 2-1 [7 innings])
  • August 7, 1970
    • John Conzatti (no hitter; Quad Cities, 2-0 [6 innings])
  • May 3, 1972
    • Larry Bracco (no hitter; Waterloo won game, 0-1 [7 innings])
  • April 24, 1974
    • Esteban Vasquez (4 third base double plays)
  • May 15, 1978
    • Russell McDonald (no hitter; Wausau, 1-0 [7 innings])
  • July 16, 1978
    • Jim Nobles (no hitter; Wisconsin Rapids, 7-1 [7 innings])
  • August 10 through 12. 1979
    • team had 4 consecutive shutout wins
  • June 4, 1980
    • Jerry Stovall (no hitter; Wausau, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • April 20, 1981
    • Greg Bangert (no hitter; Burlington, 4-1 [7 innings])
  • July 23 through August 17, 1982
    • Mark Grant (42 consecutive shutout innings)
  • August 12, 1982
    • Mark Grant (no hitter; Danville, 9-0)
  • May 9, 1983
    • Ramon Bautista (no hitter; Appleton, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • August 10, 1983
    • Ed Stewart (8 putouts at third base [21 inning game])
    • Clinton stranded 20 baserunners in this game
  • May 14, 1987
    • William Mijares (14 chances at SS)
  • April 22, 1989
    • Steven Gray (5 errors at second base)
  • July 6, 1989 [completed August 17, 1989]
    • the MWL's longest game (25 innings; 7:37)
      • Waterloo 4, Clinton 3
      • Clinton had 88 at bats, stranded 21 baserunners, stole 8 bases
      • Clinton struck out 31 Waterloo batters
      • Eddie Tucker & Rueben Smiley each had 11 ABs
      • Anthony Michalak (18 chances [12 putouts] at third base)
      • team had 101 total fielding chances (72 putouts/26 assists/3 errors)
  • April 17 through June 28, 1990
    • Roger Miller (62 consecutive games at catcher w/o errors)
  • August 13, 1990
    • Richard Huisman (8 consecutive strikeouts [vs Springfield])
  • April 27 through May 16, 1991
    • Rodney Huffman (9 consecutive save conversions)
  • June 28 through August 10, 1991
    • Ricky Ward (41 consecutive third base games without an error)
  • May 14, 1992
    • Chuck Wanke (no hitter; Peoria, 5-3)
  • June 16, 1993
    • team had 17 hits and surrendered 25 hits to Burlington
  • May 7 through 10, 1994
    • Benji Simonton reached base 14 consecutive times
  • August 4, 1996
    • Jim Sak & Todd Buzza (no hitter; Burlington, 3-0)
  • August 16, 1998
    • Brent Horsman (2 outfield double plays)
  • May 19, 1999
    • Clinton 3, Quad City 2 (21 innings; 5:49)
  • May 23, 2000
    • Bobby Cripps (6 runs batted in)
  • July 19, 2000
    • Josh Spoerl (hit for cycle)
  • August 3, 2000
    • Scott Dunn (perfect game; Lansing, 7-0)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 9 (through 1999)



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