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Top 10 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Greatest Moments/Performances

Mar 31, 2015 01:06PM ● Published by Ryan Frisch

These are some of the greatest moments/performances/memories created by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who have entertained almost four million fans since arriving in Manchester in 2004.

Great Moments/Performances

1) Fisher Cats win championship in inaugural season on Sept. 17, 2004. Pitchers Gustavo Chacin and Brandon League are immediately promoted to Toronto following the game at Gill Stadium. Chacin, a journeyman from Venezuela, cries.

2) Blue Jays outfielder and two-time MLB home run champion Jose Bautista hits grand slam, solo home run in rehab appearance on Aug. 23, 2012 in Manchester.

3) Rising star Jon Lester of the Portland Sea Dogs strikes out 13 over seven shutout innings in Manchester on July 11, 2005.

4) Blue Jays prospect Kyle Drabek hurls team’s only nine-inning no-hitter on July 4, 2010.

5) Fisher Cats OF Travis Snider wins home run derby at 2008 All-Star Game held in Manchester.

6) Tigers prospect and future AL Cy Young and MVP Justin Verlander strikes out 11, touches 100-mph on the radar gun in Double-A debut against the Fisher Cats in Manchester on June 21, 2005.

7) Current Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud named Eastern League MVP for Fisher Cats in 2011, and the Fisher Cats win their second championship.

8) Red Sox prospect Clay Buchholz strikes out 11 Fisher Cats on June 25, 2007 in Manchester.

9) Twins prospect Matt Garza Ks 13 in Double-A debut v. Fisher Cats on May 18, 2006.

10) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard homers off JFK Arena behind Gill Stadium on May 20, 2004.


BONUS - Top 10 Attendance Dates:

1) 8,903 – May 26, 2009 v. Portland (John Smoltz rehab appearance)

2) 8,762 – July 16, 2008 – Eastern League All-Star Game

3) 8,746 – August 28, 2010 v. Portland

4) 8,601 – August 29, 2009 v. Portland

5) 8,544  - July 4, 2012 v. Portland (Jacoby Ellsbury/Carl Crawford rehab appearances)

6) 8,417 – July 9, 2011 v. Portland

7) 8,317 – June 21, 2011 v. Altoona

8) 8,227 – June 16, 2007 v. Erie

9) 8,226 – June 19, 2012 v. Reading

10) 8,129 – June 21, 2008 v. Portland



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