This date in Kernels alumni history – October 19, 1990 – Chris Sabo
On October 19, 1990, Chris Sabo (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1990) went 2-4 at the plate with two HR, three RBI and a walk as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-3 in game three of the 1990 World Series.
Chris Sabo, the 1988 N.L. Rookie of the year and a three-time all-star, hit .268 with 166 HR and 426 RBI during his nine year MLB career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Sabo batted .563 with 2 HR as the Reds won the 1990 World Series.
Chris Sabo hit .274 with 12 HR in 77 games for the 1983 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished with a mark of 76-64 under manager Bruce Kimm’s guidance. The Reds fell in the opening round of the playoffs to Springfield.