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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Adam Sanders broke up no-hitter with hard grounder in 1990; Saw two pro seasons

Adam Sanders hit a hard grounder to third in this June 1990 game. The third baseman fielded it and threw it to first, but the first baseman couldn't pick it up, The Berkshire Eagle wrote.

The play got scored a hit for Sanders, his Utica Blue Sox' first on the night, breaking up the no-hitter in the sixth inning, The Eagle wrote

Sanders broke up that no-hitter in his second season as a pro. That season also turned out to be his last. His pro career lasted those two campaigns

Sanders' career began in 1989, taken by the White Sox in the third round of the draft out of Hanover College in Indiana.

Sanders started with the White Sox at short-season Utica and in the rookie Gulf Coast League.

He got into 16 games at Utica that year. He hit .109. In the GCL, he got into 10 more games and hit .238 there.

For 1990, he returned to Utica for the season. He walked and scored in a July game. Overall, he got into 50 games and hit .164. That season marked his last as a pro.

Six years later, Sanders may have made the papers again, for a marriage proposal. An Adam Sanders with connections to Hannover College proposed to his girlfriend with a balloon ride and proposal painted on a barn.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,613
Made the Majors:1,247-34.5%
Never Made Majors:2,366-65.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:520
10+ Seasons in the Minors:306

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