This date in Kernels alumni history – August 14, 1997 – Chili Davis (Cedar Rapids Giants -1978)

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On August 14, 1997, Chili Davis (Cedar Rapids Giants – 1978) went 4-4 at the plate with a double, 2 HR, and 4 RBI in a losing effort as the Kansas City Royals fell 10-5 to the New York Yankees.

Chili Davis, a three-time all-star, finished his career with a .274 batting average, 350 HR and 1372 RBI during his 19 year career with the Giants, Angels, Royals and Yankees.

Chili Davis was a member of the 1978 Cedar Rapids Giants team that finished 53-82 under manager Jack Mull. Davis hit .281 with 16 HR and 73 RBI in 124 games for the Cedar Rapids Giants.

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