This date in Kernels alumni history – September 14, 1986 – Bob Brenly (Cedar Rapids Giants – 1977)
On September 14, 1986, Bob Brenly (1977) had a very unique day at the ballpark. Brenly tied the Major League record by committing four errors in an inning. He rebounded to go 3-5 at the plate with two home runs and four RBI including a walk off HR in the bottom of the ninth with two outs as the San Francisco Giants won 7-6 over the Atlanta Braves.
Bob Brenly (Cedar Rapids Hall of Fame class of 2011) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. The burly right-hander was signed by the San Francisco Giants as a third baseman out of Ohio University (where he tied Mike Schmidt’s single-season HR record), then switched to catcher in 1979, his fourth pro season. He played for the Cedar Rapids Giants in 1977, hitting .271 with 22 HR and 73 RBI in 136 games. Brenly won the Giants’ starting…
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