This date in Kernels alumni history – October 12, 1982 – Ted Simmons
On October 12, 1982, Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) went 2-5 at the plate with a solo HR off former teammate Bob Forsch (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1970-71) as Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 in game one of the 1982 World Series.
Ted Simmons, an eight-time All-Star hit .285 with 248 HR and 1389 RBI during his 21 year career playing for the Cardinals Brewers and Braves. Simmons retired with more career hits (2472) and more career doubles (483) than any catcher in the Hall of Fame. Simmons served as a member of the front office and field staff for the Pirates, Indians, Padres, Brewers and Mariners following his playing career. In 2011, he was a Senior Advisor to the General Manager for the Seattle Mariners.
Ted Simmons was a member of the 1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals team that finished 53-67 under manager Jack Krol. Simmons hit .269 with 4 HR and 11 doubles in 47 games for the Cedar Rapids Cardinals.