This date in Kernels alumni history – July 10, 2008 – Howard Kendrick (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004)

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On July 10, 2008, Howard Kendrick (2004) went 3-5 at the plate with a pair of HR, three RBI, a double and scored three runs as the Angels defeated the Rangers 11-10.

Howard Kendrick has a .291 batting average, 55 HR and 337 RBI in 734 games over seven seasons with the Angels. Kendrick was selected to the American league All-Star squad in 2011.

Howard Kendrick was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Kendrick finished the season with a franchise record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary to qualify, it was determined he would still have the leagues highest average if 41 at-bats were added to…

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