This date in Kernels history – June 8, 2008 – Jeremy Moore
On June 8, 2008, Jeremy Moore went 5-5 at the plate with a double, a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 9-6 at Dale and Thomas Popcorn Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Jeremy Moore hit .240 with 11 doubles, 12 triples, 17 HR, 28 stolen bases and 48 RBI in 96 games 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.
Jeremy Moore made his MLB debut on September 2, 2011 against the Minnesota Twins. Moore batted .125 and scored three runs in eight games during his September call up with the Angels last season. He had hit .298 with 24 doubles, 18 triples, 15 HR, 66 RBI and stole 21 bases in 113 games playing for the Salt Lake Bees (AAA) in 2011. Moore has been on the DL due to hip surgery earlier this year and will likely be out until late June at the earliest. He was selected by the Angels in the 6th round of the 2005 MLB draft.
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