This date in Kernels alumni history – December 3, 2011 – Jeff Mathis
Jeff Mathis has hit .194 with 26 HR and 139 RBI during his seven season MLB career playing for the Angels.
Jeff Mathis was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Mathis hit .287 with 41 doubles, 10 HR and 73 RBI in 128 games for Cedar Rapids.