This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – July 28, 1967 – Cedar Rapids Cardinals 8, Clinton Pilots 2

On July 28, 1967, the Cedar Rapids Cardinals rebounded from being shutout in game one of the day doubleheader to take game two by a 8-2 margin behind home runs by Ted Simmons and Raul Guerrero, who hit two in the victory. The game was scoreless until the third inning when the Cardinals tallied five runs behind Simmon’s three-run shot and Guerrero’s first HR of the game. Guerrero hit his second HR over the scoreboard in the fifth inning as the Cardinals cruised to victory.

This following article was written by Gus Schrader and was published in the July 29, 1967 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League contest against the Clinton Pilots held on July 28, 1967. The 1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals featured five players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (Bob Chlupsa, Jerry Reuss, Bob Schaefer, Ted Simmons and Jack Whillock). The 1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals posted a 53-67 record to finish 8th in the Midwest league under manager Jack Krol.

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