This date in Kernels alumni history – June 22, 2001 – Shawn Wooten (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 1997)
Shawn Wooten hit .272 with 18 HR and 86 RBI during his six year MLB career playing for the Angels, Phillies and Red Sox. Wooten was part of the 2002 World Series Champion Angels team.
Shawn Wooten hit .289 with 15 HR and 75 RBI in 108 games for the 1997 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad. The Kernels finished with a mark of 62-76 under manager Mario Mendoza.
Shawn Wooten returned to the Midwest League this season as the manager of the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Fort Wayne finished the first half with a 30-39 record.