This date in Kernels alumni history – July 1, 1984 – Jerry Mumphrey (Cedar Rapids Cardinals -1972)
Jerry Mumphrey hit .289 with 70 HR and 585 RBI during his 15 year MLB career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs. He helped the New York Yankees win the 1981 American league pennant and was selected to the 1984 N.L. All Star squad.
Jerry Mumphrey hit .182 in 11 games with the 1972 Cedar Rapids Cardinals. The team finished in 8th place with a record of 51-77 under manager Gary Geiger.