This date in Kernels history – August 23, 2007 – Peter Bourjos
On August 23, 2007, Peter Bourjos went 1-3 at the plate with a HR, two RBI, a sacrifice fly and scored a run as the Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 7-1. Peter Bourjos hit .274 with 9 doubles, 5 HR and 29 RBI in 63 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
Peter Bourjos made his big league debut on August 3, 2010. Bourjos hit .271 with 26 doubles, 12 HR, 43 RBI and stole 22 bases for the Angels in 147 games in 2011. He led the American League with 11 triples. Bourjos is hitting .227 with 3 HR and 19 RBI in 88 games for the Angels in 2012.
This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.