This date in Kernels alumni history – May 19, 1957 Rocky Colavito

The Sprouting News

On May 19, 1957, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) went 4-4 with a HR, a RBI and scored two runs in the Cleveland Indians 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

Colavito hit .266 in his 14 year career playing for the Indians, Tigers, Athletics, White Sox, Dodgers and Yankees. Hitting all but three of his 374 career home runs in the AL, he ranked behind only Jimmie Foxx (524) and Harmon Killebrew (then at 397) among the league’s right-handed hitters when he retired. Colavito finished his career with 1159 RBI.

Rocky Colavito vs. Harmon Killebrew – Home Run Derby

Rocky Colavito was part of the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians team that finished in 8th with a record of 53-71 under manager Jimmy Bloodworth. Colavito hit .170 with 8 HR in 94 at bats for the Cedar Rapids Indians.

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