This date in Kernels alumni history – September 17, 1970 – Luis Melendez

On September 17, 1970, Luis Melendez (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1968) went 4-6 at the plate with two RBI and scored a pair of runs as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-2.

Luis Melendez hit .248 with 9 HR and 122 RBI during his 8 year career with the Cardinals and Padres. He managed in the Cardinals and Phillies minor league  systems following his MLB playing career.

Luis Melendez was a member of the 1968 Cedar Rapids Cardinals team that finished 63-53 under manager Jack Krol. Melendez hit .274 with 6 HR, 19 doubles and 120 hits in 113 games for the Cedar Rapids Cardinals.

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This date in Kernels alumni history – September 17, 1970 – Luis Melendez (CEdar Rapids Cardinals – 1968)

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