This date in Kernels alumni history – June 9, 1946 (Hank Edwards – Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941)

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On June 9, 1946, Hank Edwards (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) went 4-5 at the plate with a double, a triple, a RBI and scored two runs in the Cleveland Indians 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees.

Hank Edwards hit .280 with 51 HR and 276 RBI during his 11 year MLB career playing for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Browns. Edwards led the American League with 16 triples in 1946 while posting a .301 batting average (8th place in the A.L.) and knocking 10 HR for the Cleveland Indians.

Hank Edwards was part of the 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. The ’41 Raiders defeated Springfield in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Edwards hit .364 with…

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