This date in Kernels alumni history – October 22, 2002 – Ramon Ortiz
On October 22, 2002, Ramon Ortiz (Cedar Rapids Kernels– 1997) worked five innings while allowing four runs to earn the win as the Angels defeated the Giants 10-4 in game three of the 2002 World Series at Pacific Bell Park. Ortiz struck out three while allowing four walks and five hits.
Ramon Ortiz has posted a 86-84 record with a 4.93 ERA thus far during his 11 season MLB career playing for the Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies Dodgers and Cubs.
Ramon Ortiz was a member of the 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad that finished 62-76 under manager Mario Mendoza. Ortiz posted a 11-10 record and a ERA of 3.58. He led the Kernels with 225 strikeouts in 181 innings of work. Ortiz had recorded the only Kernels no-hitter prior to the 2010 season when he shutdown Quad City on August 7, 1997.