This date in Kernels alumni history – August 5, 1964
On August 5, 1964, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians -1952) went 4-4 at the plate with two doubles, a HR, three RBI and scored three runs as the Kansas City Athletics defeated the New York Yankees 10-1 at Municipal Stadium.
Colavito hit .266 in his 14 year career playing for the Indians, Tigers, Athletics, White Sox, Dodgers and Yankees. Hitting all but three of his 374 career home runs in the AL, he ranked behind only Jimmie Foxx (524) and Harmon Killebrew (then at 397) among the league’s right-handed hitters when he retired. Colavito finished his career with 1159 RBI.
Rocky Colavito was part of the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians team that finished in 8th with a record of 53-71 under manager Jimmy Bloodworth. Colavito hit .170 with 8 HR in 94 at bats for the Cedar Rapids Indians.