This date in Kernels history – May 18, 2009 – Michael Kohn
Michael Kohn posted a 4-1 record with six saves and a 2.19 E.R.A. in 28 games for Cedar Rapids in 2009. Kohn struck out 60 batters in 37 innings of work and was selected to the mid-season Midwest League All-Star squad. 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.
Michael Kohn made his MLB debut on July 26, 2010 for the Angels. Kohn posted a 2-0 record with one save and a 2.11 E.R.A. in 24 games for the Angels in 2010 striking out 20 batters in 21 1/3 innings of work. He was 0-1 with a save and a 7.30 E.R.A. in 2011. Kohn is out for the 2012 season after Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
This is 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.