This date in Kernels alumni history – September 26, 1925 – Dutch Levsen
On September 26, 1925, Dutch Levsen (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1923) pitched a complete game while allowing two runs to earn the win as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 7-2 at Shibe Park. Levsen struck out three batters while allowing 11 hits and six walks in the victory.
Dutch Levsen finished his career with a 21-26 record and a 4.17 ERA during his six year career playing for the Cleveland Indians.
Dutch Levsen, a Wyoming, IA native, attended Iowa State University prior to becoming a member of the 1923 Cedar Rapids Bunnies team. Levsen went 19-4 in 25 games as the Bunnies finished 69-56 under manager Bill Speas to finish 3rd in the Mississippi Valley League.