This date in Kernels alumni history – October 26, 2005 – Bobby Jenks
On October 26, 2005, Bobby Jenks (Cedar Rapids Kernels– 2001) worked the ninth inning to earn the save as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Hoston Astros 1-0 in game four of the 2005 World Series at Minute Maid Park finishing the sweep and taking the title. Jenks pitched in all four games of the series earning a save in game one as well.
Bobby Jenks has posted a 16-20 record with 173 saves and a 3.53 ERA thus far during his seven season MLB career playing for the White Sox and Red Sox. In 2007, Jenks set an American League record and tied the Major League record by retiring 41 consecutive batters he faced. Jenks was perfect for 14 appearances over 27 days. Jenks’ teammate Mark Buehrle broke the record two years later retiring 45 straight batters.
Bobby Jenks started 21 games for the 2001 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Jenks went 3-7 with a 5.27 E.R.A while striking out 98 in 99 innings of work. The Kernels finished 60-77 under manager Tyrone Boykin.