This date in Kernels alumni history – September 24, 1996 – Willie Greene (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 1992)
Willie Greene hit .234 with 86 HR and 307 RBI during his 9 year career playing for the Reds, Orioles, Blue Jays and Cubs.
Willie Greene was a member of the 1992 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished 82-56 under manager Mark Berry. The Reds topped Quad Cities in the opening round and defeated Beloit in the Championship series to take the Midwest League title. Greene hit .283 with 12 HR, 8 doubles and 40 RBI in 34 games for the Cedar Rapids Reds.