Gary Nolan Records Win #250
Thursday, June 26th, 1986: The Indians SP Gary Nolan wrote his name in the league history books by picking up career victory number 250 today against the Chicago White Sox. In the Cleveland 4-1 triumph at Cleveland Stadium, the 38-year-old hurler went 7.1 innings, allowed 4 hits and had 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.
"I won't forget this day," an emotional Nolan told reporters. "It's hard to stay at the top for so long and to win 250 games is quite a feat."
So far in Nolan's career, the 38-year-old starter has won 250 and lost 222, collecting 2444 strikeouts with a 3.66 ERA. Opponents have hit .263 against him.
Sub League 1 Announces Top Starter
Tuesday, July 1st, 1986: SP Nobuyuki Hoshino took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Sub League 1 Pitcher of the Month award for June.
The 20-year-old River Kings starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 4-0 won-lost record in 4 starts. This month he fanned 28 batters in 29.2 innings and compiled a 2.73 ERA.
This season Hoshino has registered 10 wins and 4 losses in 17 starts with a 2.12 ERA.
Ochiai on Fire, Named Player of the Week
Monday, July 14th, 1986: At the age of 32, 1B Hiromitsu Ochiai might have some potential he hasn't realized yet -- if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Cuthbert first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .500 batting average. For his efforts Ochiai collected the Sub League 1 Player of the Week Award.
He racked up 11 hits in 22 at-bats, 5 home runs and 13 RBIs last week in 7 games.
This season Ochiai has hit at a .315 clip with 81 RBIs, 26 home runs and 66 runs scored. He has played in 90 games.
Petry Gives Boston Goose Eggs
Friday, August 8th, 1986: The Boston Red Sox struggled at the plate today against Indians hurler SP Dan Petry, who shackled them on 5 hits while hurling a complete game 5-0 shutout.
"What can you say? We didn't hit well," said the Red Sox skipper in his postgame comments.
"Hopefully we shake this off and bounce back tomorrow."
Petry finished the game with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks in an excellent mound performance.
"He pitched real well," his manager said. "Dan made pitches when he had to. He hit his spots and did a great job of mixing in his changeup and using his fastball effectively."
This season Petry has worked 144 innings with 84 strikeouts en route to a 11-7 record and a 4.38 ERA.
Hoshino Triumphs in Outstanding Pitcher Award Voting
Monday, September 15th, 1986: He's in the early phase of his career, but this past season SP Nobuyuki Hoshino performed like a veteran on the hill for the Cuthbert River Kings and walked away with the Sub League 1 Outstanding Pitcher Award in the process.
The 20-year-old River Kings star fashioned a 18-5 won-loss record in 1986 with a 2.34 ERA. In 204 innings of work and 27 starts, Hoshino struck out 183 while giving up 158 hits and 92 walks. He held opposing batters to a .215 average.
Ogea, Hudler Swap Teams
Thursday, February 6th, 1992: It is being reported in Cleveland that the Indians and Kansas City Royals have agreed on a trade. According to anonymous sources 31-year-old 2B Rex Hudler will be dealt to the Royals in return for 20-year-old minor league RF Jeffrey Hammonds, 19-year-old minor league RP Jose Parra and 21-year-old minor league SP Chad Ogea.
Over his career Hudler is batting .269 with 321 doubles, 62 triples, 226 home runs, 1047 RBIs and scored 951 runs in 1659 games.
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