This date in Kernels alumni history – July 4, 1959
On July 4, 1959, Bob Anderson (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1954) led the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching a complete game to earn the win. Anderson struck out four while allowing six hits and two walks.
Bob Anderson posted a 36-46 record with 13 saves and a 4.26 ERA during his 7 year career playing for the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers.
Bob Anderson was a member of the 1954 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished in 6th place with a record of 63-72 under manager Bill Prince. Anderson was 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA in 40 innings of work for the Raiders.