This date in Kernels alumni history – September 28, 1951 – Allie Reynolds
On September 28, 1951, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders -1940-41) became just the second pitcher in MLB history to throw two no hitters in a season by shutting down the Red Sox 8-0 and clinched a tie for the pennant with the effort. Reynolds struck out nine batters while allowing four walks in the win. The game’s finish had added drama as Ted Williams was the final batter Reynolds faced. Yogi Berra dropped a pop foul for strike two. Williams once again popped up the following pitch and Berra caught it for the final out. There are only three other Cedar Rapids Alumni with major league no-hitters (Bob Forsch-2, Jerry Reuss and Ervin Santana).
Allie Reynolds finished his 13 year career playing for the Indians and the Yankees with a 182-107 mark and tallied 49 saves and posting a 3.30 ERA.
Reynolds was part of the 1940 and 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. The 1940 Raiders squad finished 74-51. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-0) in the opening round and the topped Decatur (3-1) to win the Three-I League championship. Allie Reynolds posted a 12-7 record and a 3.59 ERA in 1940.
The 1941 Raiders finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. Cedar Rapids defeated Springfield (3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater (3-2) in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Allie Reynolds went 10-10 with a 4.63 ERA in 1941.
Great link about the game on 9/28/51 – NYDailyNews.com