This date in Kernels alumni history – August 22, 1948 – Clint Conatser (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1941)
Clint “Connie” Conatser hit .271 with 6 HR and 39 RBi during his 2 year MLB career playing for the Boston Braves. He had 1 RBI during the 1948 World Series as the Boston Braves fell to the Cleveland Indians in six games.
Clint Conatser was a member 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 Decatur in a five game series for the Three-I League Championship. Conatser went 1-4 playing in a single game for Cedar Rapids squad. He then entered the service following the season and was in active duty between 1942-1945.