This date in Kernels alumni history – July 22, 1996 – Lenny Harris (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1984)

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On July 22, 1996, Lenny Harris (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1984) went 4-5 with two doubles, a RBI and stole a base to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.

Lenny Harris hit .269 with 37 HR and 369 RBI during his 18 year MLB career playing for the Reds, Dodgers, Mets, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Cubs and Marlins. Harris is best known for holding the record for the most pinch hits in a major league career. He returned to Cedar Rapids earlier this season as the hitting coach for the Great Lakes Loons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lenny Harris was a member of the 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished with a record of 75-63 under manager Jim Lett. Harris hit .246 with 6 HR in 132 games for Cedar Rapids.

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