This date in Kernels alumni history – June 8, 1958
On June 8, 1958, Ray Narleski (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1950) pitched a complete game to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 14-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Narleski struck out eight batters while allowing nine hits and walking two batters. Fellow Cedar Rapids alumni Rocky Colavito (1952) was 3-5 with a HR a double and two RBI in the game and Billy Harrell (1952) was 3-5 at the plate while scoring a pair of runs and drove in two runs in the win.
Ray Narleski went 43-33 with a 3.60 ERA during his six year MLB career playing for the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. The two-time all-star led the American League with 19 saves and 60 appearance in 1955 while posting a 9-1 mark. Narleski finished his career with 58 saves and 17 complete games.
Ray Narleski was a member of the 1950 Cedar Rapids Indians squad that posted a 59-67 record under manager Billy Jurges. Narleski was 9-5 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 games playing in Cedar Rapids.