This date in Kernels alumni history – July 27, 2011 – Ervin Santana (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) No-Hits the Indians
Ervin Santana (2002) struck out ten batters en route to his first career no-hitter to lead the Angels to a 3-1 win over the Indians this afternoon. Santana is the fourth player in Cedar Rapids professional baseball history to pitch a major league no-hitter joining Allie Reynolds (1940-41) (2), Bob Forsch (1970-71) (2) and Jerry Reuss (1967).
Ervin Santana was part of the 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Santana posted a 14-8 record with a 4.16 ERA starting 27 games for the team that season.