This date in Kernels alumni history – May 17, 1964
On May 17, 1964, Bob Hendley (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1958) led the San Francisco Giants to a 6-0 win over the New York Mets pitching a complete game shutout. Hendley struck out 5 batters while only allowing three hits and one walk in the win.
Bob Hendley finished his 7 year MLB career with a 48-52 record and a 3.97 ERA while playing for the Braves, Giants, Cubs and Mets.
Bob Hendley was part of the 1958 Three I League Championship team which finished with a 77-53 record under manager Alex Monchak. Hendley finished the season with a 14-5 record, a 2.81 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 157 innings of work.