This date in Kernels alumni history – October 1, 2006 – Jeff Mathis (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002)
Jeff Mathis has hit .197 with 34 HR and 164 RBI during his eight season MLB career thus far playing for the Angels and Blue Jays.
Jeff Mathis was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Mathis hit .287 with 41 doubles, 10 HR and 73 RBI in 128 games for Cedar Rapids.