This date in Kernels history – April 6, 2008 – Jay Brossman
This will be my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year. Its not quite the best in Kernels history as the team became the Kernels in 1993 as we started our affiliation with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but it is a start and research is never truly complete anyway.
On April 6, 2008, Jay Brossman went 2-5 at the plate with a HR a walk and a pair of RBI as the Kernels fell 7-6 to the Clinton Lumberkings in extra innings.
Jay Brossman hit .239 with 12 HR, 36 doubles, 16 stolen bases and 61 RBI during the 2008 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.
Jay Brossman hit .232 with 3 HR and 18 RBI between Inland Empire (Hi-A) and Arkansas (AA) in 2011.