This date in Kernels alumni history – August 20, 1945
George Binks hit .253 with 8 home runs and 130 RBI during his five year MLB career playing for the Senators, Athletics and Browns. Binks had a career best year in 1945 hitting .276 with 32 doubles and 81 RBI as the Senators finished second in the American League with a 87-67 record.
George Binks played for the 1939 and 1940 Cedar Rapids Raiders squad. Binks hit .329 with 10 HR and 26 doubles in 119 games in 1939 as the Raiders finished 73-46 under manager Ollie Marquardt. He returned for the 1940 season and the Raiders finished 74-51 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Binks hit .211 with 7 HR in 57 games. The Raiders defeated Springfield in three straight games in the opening round of the playoffs. They then topped Decatur (3-1) in four games to win the 1st of three straight Three-I League Championships.