This date in Kernels alumni history – October 9, 1934 – Ernie Orsatti
On October 9, 1934, Ernie Orsatti (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1925) went 1-3 at the plate with a pair of walks as St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers 11-0 at Navin Field in game seven of the 1934 World Series. Dizzy Dean pitched a complete game shutout to close out the series for the Cardinals.
Ernie Orsatti hit .306 with 10 HR and 237 RBI during his 9 year career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in four World Series (1928, 1930, 1931 and 1934) batting .273 in 13 post season games as the Cardinals won the Championship in 1931 over the Philadelphia Athletics and defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 1934 World Series.
Ernie Orsatti hit .347 with 6 HR for the 1925 Cedar Rapids Bunnies. The Bunnies won the Mississippi Valley League Championship with a record of 74-51 under manager Bill Speas.