This past season was a fun one for REX Baseball. Despite not making the playoffs the team had a long winning streak, they broke many records, and had the largest crowd ever at a REX game at Bob Warn Field. The voice of the REX, Jerry Arnold, who is also the historian for the team, filled me in on all of the records that the team broke last season. Two of these records were league records.
They had the longest winning streak in Prospect League history. They won twelve games in a row. The streak spanned from July 3, 2019 to July 14, 2019. This broke the previous record of ten games. Before this streak, the longest win streak in REX history was nine games. The other league record which was broken was the most double plays in a nine inning game. On July 18, 2019 the REX had seven double plays in a game against the Danville Dans. Previously, the record was five double plays in a nine inning game.
The REX also broke four team records. On July 27, 2019, Wabash Valley’s Own knocked in twenty runs against the Normal Cornbelters breaking the old record of sixteen runs. That same game, they broke the franchise record for most runs in an inning. They passed the old benchmark of eight runs, when they scored eleven against the Cornbelters. The third team record, which they broke that same day, was the most at-bats in a single inning. The REX sent fourteen batters to the plate in one inning against the Cornbelters. Then, the REX hosted Great Dane Brazil in the final game of the season for the largest crowd ever for a REX game at Bob Warn Field. The seats were filled by 3,210 fans! The fans broke this record by almost 1,000 as the previous record was 2,272. Finally, while not a record it is still quite notable, Wabash Valley Native, Braydon Tucker, threw an “immaculate inning” on July 14, 2019 against the Cornbelters. This means he struck out all three of the Cornbelters’ batters with just 9 pitches! What a great season it was!
Going forward, REX Baseball is looking into some changes for the upcoming season. A survey was sent out to our email list asking different questions such as game times and food choices. If you received this email please fill it out. We want your input as we seek to provide the best fan experience possible. If you did not receive this survey and would like to take it, send an email to email@example.com. The organization is also looking into a change with the concessions. The possible change would introduce “from your seat ordering” with an app for your phone. General Admission and Backstop Grandstand seating would be able to order from their phone and go pick it up. Reserve and Scout Seating would be able to have their order brought directly to their seat.
Thank you REX fans for showing up and supporting the team throughout the season! We are looking forward to the 2020 Prospect League Season and cannot wait to see you at the ballpark again. Call (812) 478-3817 to buy or renew your season tickets now! Go #REXNation!