Kernels alumni history – October 5, 1949 – Allie Reynolds
On October 5, 1949, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders -1941) pitched a complete game shutout at Yankee Stadium in game 1 of the 1949 World Series to lead the New York Yankees to a 1-0 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Reynolds struck out nine batters while walking four and allowing two hits in the victory. He also went 2-3 at the plate with a double to help himself.
Video highlights from the 1949 World Series
October 5 was just a great day in history for Allie Reynolds. On that date in 1950, Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders -1941) pitched a ten inning complete game at Shibe Park in game 2 of the 1950 World Series to lead the New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over Robin Roberts and the Philadelphia Phillies. Reynolds struck out six batters while walking four, allowing seven hits and one run in the victory.
Video highlights from the 1950 World Series
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.