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In 2006, Cole Hamels fanned 14 and won, 5-0, in his Triple-A debut. (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons)
Tuesday, April 27, 1976
Winter Haven Red Sox shortstop Luis DeLeon tied a Florida State League record by committing six errors in one game. Louis Rogino of Gainesville set the mark on July 30, 1983.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Highly touted Phillies pitching prospect Cole Hamels made his Triple-A debut in Norfolk as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons took on the Tides. It wouldn't take Hamels long to establish himself. He struck out six straight Tides between the first and third innings, and later fanned five in a row between the sixth and seventh frames. By night's end, Hamels had collected 14 punchouts, one shy of the team's all-time mark, in a 5-0 victory.

The southpaw would be equally impressive in his next two starts, and by May 7 had a 2-0 record, 0.39 ERA, 36 strikeouts and just one walk after his first three appearances at the Triple-A level. Not surprisingly, he was called to the Majors, where he made his debut in Cincinnati on May 12. Hamels was named the International League Pitcher of the Week in each of the two weeks of his Triple-A career. More >

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
One day after a controversial finish to the Frisco RoughRiders' 6-5 loss to the San Antonio Missions, Texas Rangers prospect Engel Beltre was suspended 15 games by the Texas League for his part in an altercation. He was alleged to have thrown bats and a trash can into the stands at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. More >