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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:35 pm

19th '09 TinCap in majors

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Cody Decker became the 19th TinCaps player from the 2009 Midwest League Championship team to make a major-league debut Monday. Decker had a pinch-hit at-bat in his first game for San Diego after spending the season at Triple-A El Paso.

According to Sports-Reference.com president Sean Forman, no other Single-A team in minor-league history has produced more future major leaguers.

The previous record was 16 shared by the 2003 Lansing Lugnuts team, 1956 Augusta Tigers and 1963 Knoxville Smokies.

The 2009 TinCaps beat that record last September when Matt Clark made his debut for Milwaukee on Sept. 2, 2014.

Allan Dykstra made his debut in April for Tampa Bay as No. 18.


Orioles team up with governor


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the Baltimore Orioles have formed a partnership to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer.

Hogan and the Orioles are working together on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Hogan is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was diagnosed in June.