Cron cracks 1,000-win plateau

   April 21, 2012 8:21 pm

 

Chris Cron won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager.

Barely.

The Erie SeaWolves held off a late charge by the Bowie Baysox for Saturday night’s 4-3 victory at Prince George’s Stadium. Bowie hit two solo home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and had the tying and winning runs on base with two outs in the ninth, but Erie left fielder Rawley Bishop ended the game when he made a running catch of Tyler Townsend’s deep liner.

Cron reached his milestone in a managerial career he began in 1995.

The SeaWolves (6-9) won their second straight game after losing the previous five. They conclude their weekend series with the 6-11 Baysox on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

— Mike Copper

Former SeaWolves starter Thad Weber was called up to the parent Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Weber pitched a no-hitter for Erie in 2009.

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber, who recorded the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball’s modern era Saturday, was the third overall pick of the 2004 amateur draft.

The New York Mets selected Humber immediately after the Detroit Tigers chose pitcher Justin Verlander. He came up through the Mets’ farm system, which included assignments for parts of the 2005 and 2006 Eastern League seasons with Binghamton.

 

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