Hobbs - After finishing a league-worst 53-108 in my rookie season in the
TCBA, I found myself with the #1 pick for the second straight year (the Rhode
Island Hawks had gone something like 40-122 the year before I took them
over). I used that pick to draft 3B Edwin Encarnacion, and nabbed both
C Ryan Doumit ($62K) and 3B Mark Teahen ($32K) in
Eric Lundeen – Freddy Garcia's perfect game against the Triplets was the 2nd time I have been no-hit this year!! I hope I am not the first to fall victim to that.
Bob Braun - Actually the event is quite common - twenty times in fact! Two teams have been no-hit three times in a season: Mexicali 3 times in 1968 and Rockford 3 times in 1982.
Seven teams have experienced being no-hit twice in a season twice!
Newmarket 1922 & 1966
Cleveland 1967 & 1968
Gettysburg 1970 & 1973
Bradenton 1973 & 1980
Northeast 1979 & 1986
Bethesda 1991 & 1997
Kennett 1993 & 1995
Twelve other teams have been no-hit twice in one season once in their history:
Hyde Park 1965
South Starrucca 1965
Horseshoe Bay 1982
Horseshoe Bay 1995
Long Island 1996
But only one team has been double-no-hit FOUR times in their history. The Binghamton franchise: 1987, 1992, 2004, 2006.
Congratulations on continuing the lineage, Eric!
Marty Fiehl - Hey, here's something unique............if anyone took a look at the standings in Gold, Yesterday, and Today at the moment, they would see a Braun-led team at the top of their division in all three leagues!
Yep, Hyde Park is currently atop the Hackbart in both Gold and Yesterday, while his Beacon Braves are frontrunners in the Metro of our Today league! I don't know of anyone who may have kept the records, but at this point, I can only imagine this is the first that it has ever happened.
Let’s hope the prosperity doesn't overwhelm the Vities/Braves as they divide their attention trying to bring home division flags in a TCBA Trifecta! Congrats!