Howard Kendrick (2004) extends hitting streak to 15.

Howard Kendrick (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004) singled in the first inning on Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers. The single extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Kendrick went 1 for 4 in the game and drove in a pair of runs with the first-inning single. Kendrick stole his ninth base of the season in the contest and is batting .307 on the year. He was selected as a member of the 2011 American League All-Star squad.

Howard Kendrick was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Kendrick finished the season with a franchise record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary to qualify, it was determined he would still have the leagues highest average if 41 at-bats were added to his totals, per Baseball Rule 10.23) In 75 games, he recorded 36 multi hit games and was named to the Midwest League Post-Season All-Star team and was a Midwest League All-Star Game selection.

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