Fagan: Brett Gray and the 25-K performance you probably have never heard of

From Ryan Fagan at The Sporting News on June 28, 2018:

Bruce Gray was annoyed and angry and more than a little confused. 

With boos cascading around Labatt Park and empty beer cans and hot dog wrappers being hurled in his direction, Gray jogged toward the mound, where his son, Brett, was on the verge of completing one of the most incredible pitching performances in baseball history.  

Brett had already struck out a whopping 25 batters for the London Werewolves and only one out remained in the ninth inning of this Frontier League contest. Pirates farmhand Ray Necciai is the only professional pitcher ever to strike out more in a nine-inning game, ringing up 27 in 1952 in the Appalachian League, and the MLB record of 20 was first set by Roger Clemens in 1986.

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Originally published: July 3, 2018. Last Updated: July 3, 2018.