This date in Kernels alumni history – September 1, 1947 – Ray Poat
On September 1, 1947, Ray Poat (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) struck out four while pitching a complete game to lead the New York Giants to a 12-2 win over the Boston Braves at the Polo Grounds. Poat worked around 11 hits and did not walk a batter in the contest.
Ray Poat tallied a 22-30 record and a 4.55 ERA during his six season MLB career playing for the Indians, Giants and Pirates.
Poat was part of the 1940 and 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. The 1940 Raiders squad finished 74-51 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-0) in the opening round of the Three I League playoffs and then topped Decatur (3-1) to win the Three-I League championship. Ray Poat posted a 12-8 record and a 4.88 ERA in 1940.
The 1941 Raiders finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater (3-2) in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Ray Poat went 17-6 with a 2.90 ERA in 1941.