This date in Kernels alumni history – September 21, 1935 – Hal Trosky
On September 21, 1935, Hal Trosky (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1931) went 2-3 at the plate his 24th HR of the season to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians at League Park. Trosky walked and drove in four runs in the victory.
Hal Trosky played 11 season for the Indians and the White Sox. The Norway, IA native posted a career batting average of .302 with 228 home runs and 1012 RBI.
Trosky was part of the 1931 Cedar Rapids Bunnies squad that finished 2nd in the Mississippi Valley League with a mark of 74-52 under manager Paul Speraw. Hal hit .302 with three home runs in 164 at bats as an 18 year old.