This Date in Kernels Alumni History – April 28, 1965

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgOn April 28, 1965, Rocky Colavito (1952 – Cedar Rapids Indians) went 2-3 with a home run, four RBI, three runs scored and a walk in the Indians 9-3 win over the Twins.

Colavito hit .266 in his 14 year career playing for the Indians, Tigers, Athletics, White Sox, Dodgers and Yankees. Hitting all but three of his 374 career home runs in the AL, he ranked behind only Jimmie Foxx (524) and Harmon Killebrew (then at 397) among the league’s right-handed hitters when he retired. Colavito finished his career with 1159 RBI.

Rocky Colavito was part of the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians team that finished in 8th with a record of 53-71 under manager Jimmy Bloodworth. Colavito hit .170 with 8 HR in 94 at bats for the CR Indians.

 

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