This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 12, 1962 Tony Komisar no-hits Clinton as Braves win 8-0

On August 12, 1962, Tony Komisar pitched a no-hitter to lead the Cedar Rapids Braves to an 8-0 win over the Clinton C-Sox. Komisar struck out ten batter while walking three. It was the first no-hitter thrown by a Cedar Rapids pitcher since joining the Midwest League. Carl Elmstrom came within one out of accomplishing the feat earlier in the year on July 1 against Clinton. Komisar was an emergency starter, getting the call just before game time when scheduled starter Ray Orlikowski came down with a back injury. There was only one hit by either team through six innings of play. The Braves scored an unearned run in the fourth before exploding for a four-run seventh inning highlighted by Tom Stock‘s three-run HR to put the game out of reach.

The following article was published in the August 13, 1962 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Clinton C-Sox held on August 12, 1962. The 1962 Cedar Rapids Braves featured one player who played in Major League baseball after his time in Cedar Rapids (Adriann Garrett). The 1962 Cedar Rapids Braves posted a 58-66 record under manager Ken Blackman’s guidance to finish eighth in Cedar Rapids’ first season in the Midwest League.

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