With Rye playing outfield for the Twins, Winston-Salem would win the Piedmont League pennant in 1928 and defeat the High Point Pointers 4 games to 3 in the playoffs to claim the Piedmont League Championship.
In 1970, with the Cincinnati Reds MLB club, the rookie Carbo hit .310 with 21 HR and 94 walks — finishing 2nd in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.
McCovey played for the Danville Leafs (Danville, VA) of the Carolina League in 1956 at age 18, hitting .310 with 29 HR.
In 1943, Elmer would win 21 games for the Reds, which tied him for the Major League lead. For Riddle’s 19th win of the ’43 season, he took a perfect game into the 8th inning against the Pirates, retiring the first 22 batters.
The game on July 30, 1973 in Oakland Coliseum featured a matchup of the Rangers with rookie pitcher Jim Bibby versus the dynasty-in-making Oakland A’s with their star pitcher Vida Blue.
In 127 innings for the ’88 Gastonia Rangers, Álvarez struck out 134 and only gave up 5 home runs.