This date in Kernels alumni history – September 30, 2007 – Jamie Burke (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 1994)

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On September 30, 2007, Jamie Burke (Cedar Rapids Kernels– 1994) went 1-2 at the plate with a HR, two RBI and a sacrifice as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2.

Jamie Burke hit .277 with 3 HR and 39 RBI during his 8 season MLB career playing for the Angels, White Sox, Mariners and Nationals.

Jamie Burke was a member of the 1994 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad. Burke hit .264 with 1 HR, 24 doubles and 47 RBI in 127 games as the Kernels finished 77-62 under manager Tom Lawless. The Kernels defeated Springfield in two straight games in the opening round and then topped Rockford taking three of four games to win the 1994 Midwest League Championship.

Jamie Burke returned to Cedar Rapids in 2012 as the Kernels manager during the final season of the Los Angeles Angels affiliation. Cedar Rapids finished with a 53-86 record.

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