This date in Kernels alumni history – August 26, 2006 – Howard Kendrick (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004)

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On August 26, 2006, Howard Kendrick (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004) went 4-4 at the plate with a double, a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Angels defeated the Yankees 12-7.

Howard Kendrick has a .296 batting average, 46 HR and 288 RBI in 628 games over six seasons with the Angels. Kendrick was selected to his first American League All-Star game this season and has set career highs with 14 HR 69 runs thus far in 2011.

Howard Kendrick was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Kendrick finished the season with a franchise record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary…

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