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Mike Trout (2009-10) runner-up MVP finish is the highest Cedar Rapids alumni placement since 1952

Mike Trout (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009-10) finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting in 2012 to the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera. The runner-up finished was the highest placement since Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1940-41) finished second to Bobby Shantz in 1952. Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) is our only alumni to win a MVP award (1948 – American League). This is the 28th time a former Cedar Rapids professional baseball alum has finished in the top 10 of MVP voting in baseball history. It is the 84th time one of our alumni has received MVP votes. There have been 33 different players who played in Cedar Rapids that have received MVP votes.

Russ Ford (Cedar Rapids Rabbits – 1905-06) was the first to receive MVP votes finishing 18th in the American League in 1911 as a member of the New York Yankees. Emil Yde (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1921) was our first National League MVP vote recipiant finishing 21st in 1924 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hal Trosky (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1931) was the first player to appear in the MVP voting in multiple seasons appearing on the ballot four times (1934 – 7th, 1936 – 10th, 1938 – 13th, and 1939 – 30th) all in the American League. Lou Boudreau received MVP a Cedar Rapids record 10 times receiving votes every year between 1940 and 1949 including the first place finish in 1948 when the Cleveland Indians won the World Series.

Seven of our alumni have appeared on MVP ballots five times or more. Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) received votes seven times, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) and Eric Davis (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) each received votes six different times. Allie Reynolds, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) and Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991) each received votes in five different seasons.

Allie Reynolds and Lou Boudreau are our only alumni to finish in the top three twice. Boudreau finished third in 1947 before winning the award in 1948. Reynolds finished third in 1952 and second in 1952.

There have been multiple Cedar Rapids alumni vote recipients in the same year 19 times.  We have had four different players in the final ranking twice, 1965 and 1990. In 1965, Rocky Colavito finished fifth and Bobby Knoop (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1958) placed 24th in the American League, while John Roseboro (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1955) finished 26th and Tony Cloninger (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1959) placed 28th in the National League. The mark was equaled in 1990 as the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series and three of the four Cedar Rapids alumni MVP vote recipients represented the same team for the only time in our history. Eric Davis placed 12th, Chris Sabo (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1983) was 13th and Paul O’Neill finished 19th. Kal Daniels (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1983) finished 27th representing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

There are two of our alumni who have earned MVP votes for three separate teams. Rocky Colavito represented the Indians in 1958, 1959 and 1965. Colavito twice received votes as a Tiger in 1961 and 1962 and represented the Kansas City Athletics in 1964. Ron Hunt (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1960-61) earned votes as a member of the Mets – 1964, Giants – 1969 and Montreal Expos – 1973.

Mike Trout was the first member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels teams to receive votes since John Lackey (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2000) finished in 17th place in the American League in 2007. Trout and Lackey are the only players from the Kernels most recent affiliation to receive MVP votes.

Here is the full list of Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have received MVP votes to the best of my knowledge:

Russ Ford – New York Yankees – 18th AL 1911

Bill Wambsganss – Cleveland Indians – 21st AL 1922

Emil Yde – Pittsburgh Pirates – 21st NL 1924

Ernie Orsatti – St. Louis Cardinals – 13th NL 1932

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 7th AL 1934

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1936

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 13th AL 1938

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 30th AL 1939

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 5th AL 1940

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 17th AL 1941

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1942

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1943

Roger Wolff – Philadelphia Athletics – 25th AL 1943

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 6th AL 1944

Roger Wolff – Washington Senators – 7th AL 1945

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 8th AL 1945

George Binks – Washington Senators – 21st AL 1945

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1946

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 3rd AL 1947

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 1st AL 1948

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 14th AL 1949

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 26th AL 1949

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 3rd AL 1951

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 2nd AL 1952

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1953

Ray Narleski – Cleveland Indians – 6th AL 1955

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 3rd AL 1958

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 4th AL 1959

Bud Daley – Kansas City Athletics – 22nd AL 1959

Bud Daley – Kansas City Athletics – 24th AL 1960

Rocky Colavito – Detroit Tigers – 8th AL 1961

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 19th NL 1961

Rocky Colavito – Detroit Tigers – 16th AL 1962

Rocky Colavito – Kansas City Athletics – 23rd AL 1964

Ron Hunt – New York Mets – 25th NL 1964

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 5th AL 1965

Bobby Knoop – California Angels – 24th AL 1965

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 26th NL 1965

Tony Cloninger – Milwaukee Braves – 28th NL 1965

Bobby Knoop – California Angels – 18th AL 1966

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 13th NL 1965

Ron Hunt – San Francisco Giants – 15th NL 1969

Denis Menke – Houston Astros – 15th NL 1969

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 16th NL 1971

Nate Colbert – San Diego Padres – 8th NL 1972

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 10th NL 1972

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 14th NL 1973

Ron Hunt – Montreal Expos – 26th NL 1973

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 13th NL 1974

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 6th NL 1975

Jerry Reuss – Pittsburgh Pirates – 23rd NL 1975

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 9th NL 1977

Joe Sambito – Houston Astros – 21st NL 1979

Jerry Reuss – Los Angeles Dodgers – 20th NL 1980

Jerry Mumphrey – New York Yankees – 20th AL 1981

Ted Simmons – Milwaukee Brewers – 19th AL 1983

Bob Brenly – San Francisco Giants – 21st NL 1984

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 12th NL 1986

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 9th NL 1987

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 13th NL 1988

Chili Davis – California Angels – 25th NL 1989

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 9th NL 1989

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 12th NL 1990

Chris Sabo – Cincinnati Reds – 13th NL 1990

Paul O’Neill – Cincinnati Reds – 19th NL 1990

Kal Daniels – Los Angeles Dodgers – 27th NL 1990

Chili Davis – Minnesota Twins – 14th AL 1991

Chris Sabo – Cincinnati Reds – 20th NL 1991

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 5th AL 1994

Chili Davis – California Angels – 22nd AL 1994

*Ken Hill – Montreal Expos – 12th NL 1994 (rehabbed in Cedar Rapids with the Kernels)

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 15th AL 1995

Reggie Sanders – Cincinnati Reds – 6th NL 1995

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 22nd NL 1996

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1997

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1998

Eric Davis – Baltimore Orioles – 18th AL 1998

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 7th NL 1998

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 28th NL 1999

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 17th NL 2005

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 10th NL 2006

John Lackey – Los Angeles Angels – 17th AL 2007

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels – 2nd AL 2012

Mike Trout (2009-10) finishes second in the American League MVP voting

Mike Trout (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009-10) finished second in the American League MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1948 and remains the only player to play professional baseball for Cedar Rapids to win the award. Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year earlier this week.

Mike Trout hit .326 (2nd) with 27 doubles, 8 triples, 30 HR and 83 RBI in 139 games for the Angels in 2012. Trout led the American League with 49 stolen bases and 129 runs scored. He posted a .399 on base percentage and a .963 OPS while leading the league with a 10.7 WAR (Wins above replacement) and a 5.3 WPA (Win Probability Added).

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Mike Trout (2009-10) named 2012 American League Rookie of the Year

Mike Trout (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009-10) became the second player in Cedar Rapids professional baseball history to win a Rookie of the Year award and he is the first to win the award in the American League. Chris Sabo (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1983) won the National League Rookie of the Year in 1988. We have had three players finish second in the voting – Rocky Colavito in 1956 (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952), Ron Hunt in 1963 (Cedar Rapids Braves 1960-61) and Mark Trumbo in 2011 (Cedar Rapids Kernels 2006-07). Trout was the eighth unanimous selection in American League history receiving all 28 votes.

Mike Trout hit .326 (2nd) with 27 doubles, 8 triples, 30 HR and 83 RBI in 139 games for the Angels in 2012. Trout led the American League with 49 stolen bases and 129 runs scored. He posted a .399 on base percentage and a .963 OPS while leading the league with a 10.7 WAR (Wins above replacement) and a 5.3 WPA (Win Probability Added).

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Here is the list of all our former players who have finished in the top seven in the voting.

Rocky Colavito     2nd   AL   1956   Cedar Rapids Indians (1952)

Dick Drott               3rd   NL   1957   Cedar Rapids Raiders (1954)

Ron Hunt                 2nd   NL   1963   Cedar Rapids Braves (1960-61)

Hector Cruz            3rd   NL   1976    Cedar Rapids Cardinals (1970-72)

Chili Davis               4th   NL   1982   Cedar Rapids Giants (1978)

Chris Sabo               1st    NL   1988   Cedar Rapids Reds (1983)

Reggie Sanders      4th   NL   1992   Cedar Rapids Reds (1990)

Bill Risley                 4th   AL   1994   Cedar Rapids Reds (1989-90)

Jason Dickson        3rd   AL   1997   Cedar Rapids Kernels (1995)

Bengie Molina         4th   AL   2000   Cedar Rapids Kernels (1994-95)

John Lackey            4th   AL   2002   Cedar Rapids Kernels (2000)

Mark Trumbo          2nd   AL   2011   Cedar Rapids Kernels (2006-07)

Jordan Walden        7th   AL   2011   Cedar Rapids Kernels (2008)

Mike Trout                1st    AL   2012   Cedar Rapids Kernels (2009-10)

Mike Trout (2009-10) wins American League OF Silver Slugger Award

Mike Trout (2009-10) added another honor to his rookie season taking home a Silver Slugger award. Major League baseball distributes Silver Slugger Awards to the best offensive players at each position. Trout is the fourth Cedar Rapids professional baseball alum to win a Silver Slugger award joining Bob Forsch (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1970-71), Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) and Eric Davis (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982). The Silver Slugger awards started in 1980. Mike Trout is the first of our alumni to win the award in the American League.

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Cedar Rapids Alumni who have won Silver Slugger Awards

Bob Forsch – Pitcher, National League 1980

Ted Simmons – Catcher, National League 1980

Bob Forsch – Pitcher, National League 1987

Eric Davis – Outfielder, National League 1987

Eric Davis – Outfielder, National League 1989

Mike Trout – Outfielder, American League 2012

8 Cedar Rapids Kernels Alumni make MLB debut, 35 total MLB active players in 2012

There were eight Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who made their MLB debut in 2012. Barret Browning, David Carpenter, Patrick Corbin, Miguel Gonzalez, Jean Segura, Tyler Skaggs, Will Smith and Andrew Taylor were among the 35 Kernels alumni who played in a MLB game in 2012. The number is down slightly from the 39 former alumni who played in a MLB game in 2011.

2012 was the fifth time there has been three Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni players selected to the same All-Star game (2012, 2007, 1991, 1984 and 1966). Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) each made their first all-star teams. We have never had more than three appear in the same season.Here is the link to our full all-star selection list.

Here is the complete list of our alumni appearing in a MLB game with the teams they played for and the year designating the season they were in Cedar Rapids.

Alexi Amarista (2008-09) Angels & Padres

Erick Aybar (2003) Angels

Peter Bourjos (2007) Angels

Barret Browning (2007) Cardinals

Alberto Callaspo (2003) Angels

David Carpenter (2010) Angels

Bobby Cassevah (2007) Angels

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) Twins

Tyler Chatwood (2009) Rockies

Hank Conger (2007) Angels

Patrick Corbin (2010) Diamondbacks

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) Orioles

David Herndon (2007) Phillies

Kevin Jepsen (2003) Angels

Howard Kendrick (2004) Angels

Casey Kotchman (2002) Indians

Jeff Mathis (2002) Blue Jays

Mike Napoli (2001-02) Rangers

Darren O’Day (2006) Orioles

Joel Peralta (2001-02) Rays

Garrett Richards (2010) Angels

Fernando Rodriguez (2005) Astros

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) Rays

Andrew Romine (2008) Angels

Ervin Santana (2002) Angels

Joe Saunders (2002) Diamondbacks & Orioles

Jean Segura (2010) Angels & Brewers

Tyler Skaggs (2010) Diamondbacks

Will Smith (2009) Royals

Andrew Taylor (2009) Angels

Rich Thompson (2003) Angels & Athletics

Mike Trout (2009-10) Angels

Mark Trumbo (2006-07) Angels

Jordan Walden (2008) Angels

Bobby Wilson (2004) Angels

The first 1,000 fans through the gates tonight will get a free Mike Trout @trouty20 poster

You’ll want to be here when the gates open at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 16th as the first 1,000 guests through the gates receive a free Mike Trout (2009-10) poster from the LA Angels. Mike Trout is running away with the Rookie of the Year race and is getting a big push in the MVP conversation as well. Trout is leading the American League in batting average (.340), runs scored (93), stolen bases (38) and WAR (8.1) despite spending the beginning of the season in Salt Lake (AAA) for most of the month of April. He ranks 2nd in the American League in slugging percentage (.595) and OPS (.998) and is in the top 10 in total bases (229 – 8th), triples (5 – 6th) and hits (131- 10th).

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Fans that choose to bike to the game and park in the special bike corral on the NW side of the stadium can register to be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Iowa State/Iowa football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 8th, thanks to Fleck Sales and New Belgium Ale. It’s a Z 102.9 Thirsty Thursday with 12 oz. domestic draft beer for $1.50 and bottled soda and water for $2.00. Midwest Dueling Pianos, presented by USA Entertainment Group, will perform during and after the game and the game will be broadcast live by Mediacom on MC22. And after the game, fans will receive a frree sample of Sun Drop soda, thanks to Dr. Pepper/SevenUp. First pitch between the Kernels and Quad Cities is set for 6:35 pm.

Social Media Day at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Tonight is Social Media Day at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  I am going to celebrate The Sprouting News making the top 40 of MLB.com Pro blogs, ranked 39th in July, by participating and offering Kernels prizes to people as rewards for answering trivia questions about Cedar Rapids professional baseball. I will send out a trivia question 12 minutes after the hour on Twitter and Facebook. The first person to send the correct answer will win whatever prizes I can dig up out of my office. I will be giving away old Cedar Rapids Kernels team sets, rare team photos and tickets to a game of your choice during the remaining 2012 season. Most of these answers can be answered by digging through the archives of The Sprouting News, but speed matters so brush up on your Cedar Rapids baseball history. The first question will be posted at 3:12 p.m. CST and the contest will run throughout the evening during the Kernels home game tonight against the Clinton Lumberkings with the 9th and final trivia question being posted at 11:12 p.m. CST. Gates open tonight at 5:30 for a 6:35 first pitch. The first 1000 fans through the gates will receive a Mark Trumbo wobblehead.
Prize List:

(2) pair of team sets – 2007 Kernels team set featuring Mark Trumbo & 2011 Kernels DAV set featuring Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout

Mr Shucks Soap Dispenser

(2) Vintage Team Photo Set – 1966 Cedar Rapids Cardinals, 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds & 1983 Cedar Rapids Reds, 1998 Cedar Rapids Kernels plus recent team photos thrown in.

Angels Snoopy Bobblehead

Cedar Rapids Kernels metal lunch box

Tickets for four to any of the remaining Cedar Rapids Kernels home games

Cedar Rapids Kernels Wobblehead set – Mark Trumbo Wobblehead & Mike Trout Wobblehead.

Yes, my desk is a bit messy at the moment.

Rules:

Watch the Sprouting News Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/SproutingNews and my personal Facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/seth.dohrn

Two prizes will be given away each question. One for the first correct answer via comment on facebook and one for the first answer on via reply @SproutingNews at twitter.

Winners will be contacted for local pickup or we can make arrangements if items need to be shipped.

Repeat winners are allowed. You may only win one prize each question. You are not allowed to win on Facebook and on Twitter for the same question.

Full Time CR Staff may play but may not win prizes. Interns and hourly employees, go for gold you can win along with everyone else.

Have fun.

Thanks again for reading about Cedar Rapids Baseball History and helping the Sprouting News climb to #39 at MLB.com.

This date in Kernels history – July 5, 2010 – Mike Trout

On July 5, 2010,  Mike Trout went 2-4 at the plate with a double, a RBI a walk, scored three runs and stole his 41st base of the season as the Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-5.

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Mike Trout hit .326 with 18 doubles, 13 triples, 11 HR, 38 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 91 games in 2011. Trout made his MLB debut on July 8, 2011 and hit .220 with 6 doubles, 5 HR, 16 RBI and stole 4 bases in 40 games for the Angels in 2011. He began the 2012 season with the Salt Lake Bees before rejoining the Angels. Trout has earned a spot on the American League All-Star squad in 2012. He is leading the league with a .343 batting average and 23 stolen bases in 60 games for the Angels. Trout has 15 doubles, three triples, 10 HR, 36 RBI and has scored 52 runs (10th in the A.L.) since his promotion. His .399 OBP is the is the fourth best in the American League and his .950 OPS is the 7th highest.

Cedar Rapids’ 2010 Midwest League All-Stars

(Garrett Richards, Mike Kenney, Casey Haerther, Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout, Jean Segura, Fabio Martinez)

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) bring CR Alumni MLB All Star selections to 85.

Major League Baseball released the rosters for the 83rd annual MLB All-Star game today. Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2001-02) have been selected to the American League squad with Napoli getting the start behind the plate. The trio of Kernels alum bring the total number of MLB All-Star selections made by Cedar Rapids professi0nal baseball alumni to 85. 33 different Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni have been selected to the All-Star game rosters. This is the fifth time there has been three Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni players selected to the same All-Star game (2012, 2007, 1991, 1984 and 1966). We have never had more than three appear in the same season. Lou Boudreau was our first All-Star and made six straight All-Star teams between 1940-45, the longest such streak by a Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni.

Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders -1938) and Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) lead the way with eight selections each. Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991) earned seven All-Star selections, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) and Allie Reynolds (1940-41) made six appearances, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) was selected five times and John Roseboro (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1955) made four appearances at the mid season classic.

Here is the full list of Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have been selected to the All-Star game rosters. The year following their name designates their season or seasons they played in Cedar Rapids.

2012 – Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10), Mark Trumbo (2006-07)

2011 – Howard Kendrick (2004), Jordan Walden (2008)

2010 -

2009 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

2008 – Ervin Santana (2002), Joe Saunders (2002)

2007 – Trevor Hoffman (1991), Bobby Jenks (2001), John Lackey (2000)

2006 -Trevor Hoffman (1991), Bobby Jenks (2001)

2005 -

2004 -

2003 -

2002 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

2001 -

2000 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

1999 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

1998 – Trevor Hoffman (1991), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1997 – Jason Dickson (1995), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1996 -

1995 – Paul O’Neill (1982), Reggie Sanders (1990)

1994 – Chili Davis (1978), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1993 -

1992 -

1991 – Rob Dibble (1985), Paul O’Neill (1982), Chris Sabo (1983)

1990 – Rob Dibble (1985), Chris Sabo (1983)

1989 – Eric Davis (1982)

1988 – Chris Sabo (1983), Kurt Stillwell (1984)

1987 – Eric Davis (1982)

1986 – Chili Davis (1978)

1985 -

1984 – Bob Brenly (1977), Chili Davis (1978), Jerry Mumphrey (1972)

1983 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1982 -

1981 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1980 – Ken Reitz (1969), Jerry Reuss (1967)

1979 – Joe Sambito (1973), Ted Simmons (1967)

1978 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1977 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1976 -

1975 – Jerry Reuss (1967)

1974 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1973 – Nate Colbert (1965), Ted Simmons (1967)

1972 – Nate Colbert (1965), Ted Simmons (1967)

1971 – Nate Colbert (1965),

1970 – Denis Menke (1958-59)

1969 – Denis Menke (1958-59), John Roseboro (1955)

1968 -

1967 -

1966 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Ron Hunt (1960-61), Bobby Knoop (1958)

1965 – Rocky Colavito (1952)

1964 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Ron Hunt (1960-61)

1963 -

1962 – Rocky Colavito (1952), John Roseboro (1955)

1961 – Rocky Colavito (1952), John Roseboro (1955)

1960 – Bud Daley (1952)

1959 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Bud Daley (1952)

1958 – Ray Narleski (1950), John Roseboro (1955)

1957 -

1956 – Ray Narleski (1950)

1955 -

1954 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1953 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1952 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1951 -

1950 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1949 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1948 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1947 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1946 -

1945 – Lou Boudreau (1938), Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1944 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1943 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1942 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1941 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1940 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1939 -

1938 -

1937 -

1936 -

1935 -

1934 -

1933 -

Jean Segura (2010) is 17th former Cedar Rapids Kernels player selected to the MLB Futures Game

Jean Segura (2010) has been selected to represent the Angels in the 14th annual Futures Game. There have been 17 different Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who have been selected to the Futures Game roster. Three players were selected twice (Ramon Ortiz, Jeff Mathis and Mike Trout).

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game.

Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura is hitting .291 with 5 HR, 31 RBI and has stolen 27 bases in 70 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz

2000     Ramon Ortiz

2001

2002

2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana

2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson

2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood

2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick

2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson

2008     Kevin Jepsen

2009     Trevor Reckling

2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

2011     Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout

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