This date in Kernels alumni history – August 4, 1951 – Hank Edwards (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941)
On August 4, 1951, Hank Edwards (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941) went 2-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles, 1 RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 7-3 at Crosley Field.
Hank Edwards hit .280 with 51 HR and 276 RBI during his 11 year MLB career playing for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Browns. Edwards led the American League with 16 triples in 1946 while posting a .301 batting average (8th place in the A.L.) and knocking 10 HR for the Cleveland Indians.
Hank Edwards was part of the 1941 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 72-49 under manager Ollie Marquardt. The ’41 Raiders defeated Springfield in the opening round of the playoffs and then topped Decater in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Edwards…
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