This date in Kernels alumni history – June 17, 1959
On June 17, 1959, Danny McDevitt (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1956) pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Braves at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. McDevitt struck out two while allowing two hits and three walks in the game.
Danny McDevitt posted a 21-27 record with a 4.40 ERA during his six year MLB career playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Athletics. McDevitt will always be remembered for his performance on the mound during that last home game in Brooklyn at Ebbets Field, where he struck out nine Pirates and allowed just five hits in a complete-game, 2-0, Dodgers victory on Sept. 24, 1957.
Danny McDevitt played for the 1956 Cedar Rapids Raiders squad that finished 44-76 under manager George Scherger. McDevitt went 5-8 with a 3.52 ERA in 120 innings of work.