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Ramon Ortiz (1997) signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays

Sprouting News LogoRamon Ortiz CubsRamon Ortiz (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 1997) has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training. Ortiz pitched for the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Triple-A) in 2012 posting a 13-6 record with a 3.45 E.R.A. in 27 starts.

Ramon Ortiz has posted a 86-84 record with a 4.93 ERA thus far during his 11 season MLB career playing for the Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies, Dodgers and Cubs.

Ramon Ortiz No-Hitter Box Score August 7 1997Ramon Ortiz was a member of the 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad that finished 62-76 under manager Mario Mendoza. Ortiz posted a 11-10 record and a ERA of 3.58. He led the Kernels with 225 strikeouts in 181 innings of work. Ortiz had recorded the only Kernels no-hitter prior to the 2010 season when he shutdown Quad City on August 7, 1997. Ramon Ortiz pitched a complete game no-hitter against the Quad Cities River Bandits as the Kernels won 12-0 at John O’Donnell Stadium. Ortiz faced one over the minimum number of batters and struck out 14 without issuing a walk. The River Bandits managed just two base runners, each reaching by errors, in the contest. Rob Sasser, Shawn Wooten and Jeff Guiel each homered for the Kernels.

This following article was published in the August 8, 1997 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Quad Cities River Bandits held on August 7, 1997. The 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels featured five players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Ramon Ortiz, Brandon Puffer, Jerrod Riggan, Rob Sasser and Shawn Wooten).

1997 August 7 CR Gazette Ramon Ortiz No-hitter

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 10, 1909 Charles Jaeger No-Hits Davenport. Bunnies lose 3-1

On August 10, 1909, Charlie Jaeger pitched a no-hitter, but the Cedar Rapids Bunnies fell 3-1 to the Davenport Pretzels. Jaeger struck out one batter while walking five. Davenport scored its three runs in part due to a pair of walks and a throwing error by Jaeger in the top of the fourth. Collis Spencer picked up the win for Davenport. Spencer had played for the Cedar Rapids Bunnies squad earlier in the season (1905-09) and would rejoin the Cedar Rapids teams in 1914 and 1915. He went on to pitch a no-hitter for the Bunnies on August 3, 1914. Charlie Jaeger made his MLB debut on September 4, 1904 for the Detroit Tigers. Jaeger posted a 3-3 with a 2.57 E.R.A. in 8 games. He pitched 5 complete games and finished two others out of the bullpen.

The following article was published in the August 11, 1909 edition of the Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette. It contained coverage of a Three-I League contest against the Davenport Pretzels held on August 10, 1909. The 1909 Cedar Rapids Bunnies featured five players who played in Major League baseball before or after their time in Cedar Rapids (Chet Carmichael, Bill Collins, Bill Hoffer, Charlie Jaeger, and Billy Kelly). The 1909 Cedar Rapids Bunnies posted a 31-107 record under manager Lute Broberg’s guidance. The Bunnies .225 winning percentage is the lowest in the history of Cedar Rapids professional baseball history.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 7, 1997 – Ramon Ortiz No-Hits Quad Cities. Kernels win 12-0

On August 7, 1997, Ramon Ortiz pitched a complete game no-hitter against the Quad Cities River Bandits as the Kernels won 12-0 at John O’Donnell Stadium. Ortiz faced one over the minimum number of batters and struck out 14 without issuing a walk. The River Bandits managed just two base runners, each reaching by errors, in the contest. Rob Sasser, Shawn Wooten and Jeff Guiel each homered for the Kernels.

Ramon Ortiz has compiled a 86-84 record in 11 MLB seasons pitching for the Angels, Reds, Nations, Twins, Rockies, Dodgers and Cubs. Ortiz posted a 1-2 mark with a 4.86 E.R.A. in 22 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2011. He has a 9-5 record with a 3.20 E.R.A. in 22 starts for the the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees (AAA) in 2012.

This following article was published in the August 8, 1997 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Quad Cities River Bandits held on August 7, 1997. The 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels featured five players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Ramon Ortiz, Brandon Puffer, Jerrod Riggan, Rob Sasser and Shawn Wooten). The 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels posted a 62-76 record under manager Mario Mendoza’s guidance.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 7, 1957 – Deane Mink No-Hits Keokuk. Raiders win 2-0

On August 7, 1957, Deane Mink pitched the first no-hitter at Veterans Memorial Stadium to lead the Cedar Rapids Raiders to a 2-0 win over the Keokuk Kernels.  Mink struck out eight batters and walked one batter in seven innings of work in game one of the day’s doubleheader. Hal Holderfield made a great catch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the no hitter and Mink was mobbed at the mound by celebrating teammates. Holderfield also factored into both of the Raiders’ runs in the victory. He hit a RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and scored a run on Jim Koranda‘s sac fly. Deane Mink posted a 8-12 record with a 4.56 E.R.A. in 23 games with the Raiders in 1957.

This following article was written by Gus Schrader and published in the August 8, 1957 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Three-I League contest against the Keokuk Kernels held on August 7, 1957. The 1957 Cedar Rapids Raiders, a Brooklyn Dodgers affiliate, featured three players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Tim Harkness, Rod Miller and Jack Smith). The 1957 Cedar Rapids Raiders posted a 49-79 record under manager Danny Ozark’s guidance. Ozark went on to manage in the majors with the Phillies and Giants.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 3, 1914 – C.M. Spencer No-Hits Keokuk. Bunnies win 10-0

On August 3, 1914, C.M. (Collis Mitchell) Spencer pitched a complete game no-hitter to lead the Cedar Rapids Bunnies to a 10-0 win over the Keokuk Indians.  Spencer struck out one and walked three batters. Charles Curtis hit a three-run homer in the fourth and the Bunnies never looked back adding three additional runs in the 8th and four runs in the top of 9th inning to put the game away. This was the second Cedar Rapids no-hitter Spencer played a part in. Charlie Jaeger (1909) pitched a no-hitter for the Cedar Rapids Bunnies on August 10, 1909 but lost the game to Spencer and the Davenport Pretzels 3-1.

This following article was published in the August 4, 1914 edition of the Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette. It contained coverage of a Central Association contest against the Keokuk Indians held on August 3, 1914. The 1914 Cedar Rapids Bunnies featured three players who played in Major League baseball before or after their time in Cedar Rapids (Bill Harper, Roy Radebaugh and Bill Wambsganss). The 1914 Cedar Rapids Bunnies posted a 65-59 record under manager Beldin Hill’s guidance. Bill Wambsganss went to to become the only player in major league history to turn an unassisted triple play during the World Series.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – August 2, 1972 – Gary Trumbauer No-Hits Burlington, but loses 1-0

On August 2, 1972, Gary Trumbauer pitched a complete game no-hitter, but the Cedar Rapids Cardinals fell 1-0 to the Burlington Bees. It was the third no-hitter thrown by a Cedar Rapids pitcher since joining the Midwest League in 1962. Trumbauer struck out five batters while allowing five walks in the loss. The Cardinals tallied 10 hits in the game but could not push a run across the plate to support Trumbauer’s effort. This is the only no-hitter thrown by a Cedar Rapids pitcher in the Midwest League that resulted in a loss. The article also mentions the arrival of Larry Herndon, who went on to play in the big leagues with the Cardinals, Giants and Tigers.

This following article was published in the August 3, 1972 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Burlington Bees held on August 2, 1972. The 1972 Cedar Rapids Cardinals featured four players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Hector Cruz, Larry Herndon, Jerry Mumphrey and Mike Vail). The 1972 Cedar Rapids Astros posted a 51-77 record under manager Gary Geiger’s guidance.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – July 25, 1973 – Robert Dean & Paulo DeLeon No-Hit Danville

On July 25, 1973, Robert Dean and Paulo DeLeon combined to pitch Cedar Rapids’ fourth no-hitter since joining the Midwest League. Dean opened the game with two scoreless innings allowing a pair of walks. DeLeon entered in the third and struck out four batters while walking three in five scoreless frames to earn the win as the Cedar Rapids Astros topped the Danville Warriors 6-0. Steve Englishbey supplied the offense with a three-run HR in the fourth inning. Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Hall of Famer Fred Mims had an RBI triple in the first inning to give the Astros an early edge. Rain forced the postponement of the second game of the scheduled double header.  The article also mentions the arrival of new pitcher Mike Stanton, who went on to play in the big leagues with the Astros, Indians, Mariners and White Sox.

This following article was published in the July 26, 1973 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Danville Warriors held on July 25, 1973. The 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros featured six players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Art Gardner, Al Javier, Luis Sanchez, Jose Sosa, Mike Stanton and Rick Williams). The 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros posted a 61-60 record under manager Leo Posada’s guidance.

This date in Kernels history – July 12, 2010 – Stephen Locke No-Hitter

On July 12, 2010, Stephen Locke pitched the 12th Cedar Rapids no-hitter since joining the Midwest League in 1962. Locke worked five shutout innings striking out two while only allowing one walk in the rain shortened game as the Kernels defeated the Peoria Chiefs 10-0. It was the second Kernels no-hitter of the 2010 season. Fabio Martinez, Kyle Hurst and Mike Kenney combined to no-hit the Kane County Cougars on April 30, 2010. Cedar Rapids had never had a pair of no-hitters thrown in the same season.

Stephen Locke posted a 8-7 record with a 4.37 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Locke struck out 77 batters in 117 1/3 innings of work. 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.

Stephen Locke posted a 0-1 record with a 10.57 E.R.A. in 2 starts for Inland Empire (Hi-A) in 2011.

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.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – June 29, 1976 – Ted Barnicle No-Hits Dubuque

On June 29, 1976, Ted Barnicle pitched the fifth no-hitter in Cedar Rapids Midwest League baseball history to lead the Cedar Rapids Giants to a 5-0 win over the Dubuque Packers. Barnicle, the Giants first round draft pick, eighth overall, in the 1975 draft, posted a 9-10 mark with a 4.03 E.R.A. in 24 games during the 1976 season.

Ted Barnicle would pitch seven seasons between 1975 and 1982 in the minor leagues playing three seasons in the Giants organization, three with the White Sox’s minor league clubs and finishing with the AA affiliate of the Montreal Expos in Memphis. He reached as high as AAA with the Iowa Oaks in 1980 where he posted a 5-0 record with a 3.41 E.R.A. in six games.

The article below was written by Steve Allspach and published in the June 30, 1976 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League game against the Dubuque Packers held on June 29, 1976. The 1976 Cedar Rapids Giants featured four players who played in Major League baseball either before or after their time in Cedar Rapids (Jose Barrios, John Henry Johnson, Rich Murray and Jeff Yurak). The 1976 squad went on to finish the season with a 78-53 record in the Midwest League under manager Salty Parker.

This date in Cedar Rapids professional baseball history – May 20, 1988 – Scott Scudder

On May 20, 1988, Scott Scudder pitched the ninth no-hitter in Cedar Rapids Midwest League baseball history to lead the Cedar Rapids Reds to a 4-0 win over the Wausau Timbers. Scudder and the Reds went on to win the 1988 Midwest League Championship defeating Springfield and Kenosha in the playoffs.

Scott Scudder, the Reds first round draft pick in the 1986 draft, pitched for the 1987 and 1988 Cedar Rapids Reds squads. He posted a 7-12 mark with a 4.10 E.R.A. in 1987 striking out 128 batters in 153 2/3 innings of work. He returned to Cedar Rapids in 1988 to post a 7-3 record with a 2.02 E.R.A. in 16 games before earning a mid-season promotion to Chattanooga.

Scott Scudder made his MLB debut on June 6, 1989 for the Cincinnati Reds. Scudder appeared in two playoff games during the Cincinnati Reds 1990 World Series Championship run. He was acquired by the Cleveland Indians along with Joe Turek and Jack Armstrong in exchange for Greg Swindell on November 15, 1991. Scudder compiled a career mark of 21-34 with a 4.80 E.R.A. during his five seasons with the Reds and the Indians.

Scott Scudder served as a coach for Swedish National team during the 2010 European Championships.

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