This date in Kernels alumni history – June 20, 1964 – Bob “Hawk” Taylor

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On June 20, 1964, Bob “Hawk” Taylor (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1958) went 4-5 at the plate with a pair of HR, four RBI and scored two runs in the New York Mets 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bob “Hawk” Taylor hit .218 with 16 HR and 82 RBI during his 11 year MLB career playing for the Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, California Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Bob “Hawk” Taylor hit .297 with 22 HR in 106 games for the 1958 Cedar Rapids Braves squad. The team finished with a mark of 77-53 under manager Alex Monchak’s guidance and won the Three-I League Championship defeating Davenport (3-2).

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