This date in Kernels alumni history – July 8, 1944 – Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938)

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On July 8, 1944, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) went 3-4 at the plate with two HR, four RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cleveland Indians fell 11-7 to the Boston Red Sox.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was the youngest man to ever manage a major league…

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