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Today In Brewer History: Can't Touch Tomo Ohka

On this day in 2000, Tomokazu Ohka had a memorable day in the minors. Pitching for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, Ohka threw a perfect game. It was just the second in the 117 year history of the International League, and the first no-hitter in Pawtucket history. 

Ohka went on to pitch parts of the 2000 and '01 seasons for the Red Sox before being sent to the Expos in a deal that sent closer Ugueth Urbina to Boston. He pitched parts of five seasons for Montreal (eventually Washington) before being traded to the Brewers in exchange for Junior Spivey.

Ohka made 40 appearances (38 starts) as a Brewer between the 2005 and '06 seasons, pitching a complete game shutout against the Rays in his debut and posting a 4.55 ERA over 223.1 innings. He was eventually allowed to leave as a free agent and signed with the Blue Jays for the 2007 season. 

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 1977 Brewer Ken McMullen, who turns 69.