This date in Kernels alumni history – August 9, 1974 – Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967)
Ted Simmons hit .285 with 248 HR and 1389 RBI during his 21 year MLB career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves. The 8-time all-star played in the 1982 World Series as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers squad and he finished 2nd in the National League Batting Title race in 1975 with a .332 average
Ted Simmons was a member of the 1967 Cedar Rapids Cardinals squad that finished with a mark of 53-67. Simmons hit .267 with four HR and 11 doubles in 41 games for the Cedar Rapids Cardinals.