This date in Kernels alumni history – July 27, 1957 – Ray Narleski (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1950)
On July 27, 1957, Ray Narleski (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1950) pitched a complete game to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway. Narleski struck out eight while allowing seven hits, four walks and two runs to earn the win.
Ray Narleski went 43-33 with a 3.60 ERA during his six year MLB career playing for the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. The two-time all-star led the American League with 19 saves and 60 appearance in 1955 while posting a 9-1 mark. Narleski finished his career with 58 saves and 17 complete games.
Ray Narleski was a member of the 1950 Cedar Rapids Indians squad that posted a 59-67 record under manager Billy Jurges. Narleski was 9-5 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 games playing in Cedar Rapids.