This date in Kernels alumni history – May 29, 1947
On May 29, 1947, Red Embree (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1940) led the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium with a complete game pitching performance. Embree struck out four while allowing one run, two walks and four hits.
Red Embree posted a 31-48 record with a 3.72 ERA during his 8 year MLB career pitching for the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Browns.
Red Embree was 8-3 with a 4.67 ERA during his 16 games with the 1940 Cedar Rapids Raiders. The Raiders finished with a record of 74-51 under manager Ollie Marquardt. The 1940 squad took the Three-I League Championship defeating Springfield (3-0) in the opening round of the playoffs and then taking down Decatur (3-1) in the championship series.