This date in Kernels alumni history – June 27, 1980 – Jerry Reuss (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967)
On June 27th, 1980, Jerry Reuss (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) pitched a No-Hitter as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-0. The only Giants baserunner was Jack Clark who reached on an error in the 1st inning. Reuss retired the final 25 batters in the game.
Reuss finished his MLB career with a record of 220-191 and a ERA of 3.64 over his 22 years playing for the Cardinals, Astros, Pirates, Dodgers, Reds, Angels, White Sox and Brewers.
Jerry Reuss posted a 2-5 mark with a 1.86 ERA in 9 games for the 1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals. He struck out 63 batters in 58 innings of work while only allowing 19 walks. The Cardinals finished 53-67 in 8th place under manager Jack Krol.