This date in Kernels alumni history – October 29 – No Known Alumni Appearance
It truly is a sad day. This is the first date since I started these earlier in the year that i can not find an appearance by a Cedar Rapids alum. There are not a ton of World Series that run this late in the year and the ones that did either did not have a player who came through Cedar Rapids or had an off date on October 29. I will continue to run through November 4th. There is a gap on November 2nd as well, but not too shabby for a full baseball year of Kernels alumni stories.
Congrats to the Cardinals on their World Series Championship. It does not seem fair their Midwest League affiliate took home a championship this year as well. Mike Napoli (2001-02) had a great series playing for the Rangers and would have been a likely MVP candidate if they had pulled off the win in game 7. Napoli hit .350 with a double, 2 HR, 10 RBI and a OPS of 1.164 in the seven game series.
The 2011 is in the books. Let the Hot Stove season begin.