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Mike Trout (2009-10) runner-up MVP finish is the highest Cedar Rapids alumni placement since 1952

Mike Trout (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009-10) finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting in 2012 to the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera. The runner-up finished was the highest placement since Allie Reynolds (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1940-41) finished second to Bobby Shantz in 1952. Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) is our only alumni to win a MVP award (1948 – American League). This is the 28th time a former Cedar Rapids professional baseball alum has finished in the top 10 of MVP voting in baseball history. It is the 84th time one of our alumni has received MVP votes. There have been 33 different players who played in Cedar Rapids that have received MVP votes.

Russ Ford (Cedar Rapids Rabbits – 1905-06) was the first to receive MVP votes finishing 18th in the American League in 1911 as a member of the New York Yankees. Emil Yde (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1921) was our first National League MVP vote recipiant finishing 21st in 1924 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hal Trosky (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1931) was the first player to appear in the MVP voting in multiple seasons appearing on the ballot four times (1934 – 7th, 1936 – 10th, 1938 – 13th, and 1939 – 30th) all in the American League. Lou Boudreau received MVP a Cedar Rapids record 10 times receiving votes every year between 1940 and 1949 including the first place finish in 1948 when the Cleveland Indians won the World Series.

Seven of our alumni have appeared on MVP ballots five times or more. Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) received votes seven times, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) and Eric Davis (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) each received votes six different times. Allie Reynolds, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) and Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991) each received votes in five different seasons.

Allie Reynolds and Lou Boudreau are our only alumni to finish in the top three twice. Boudreau finished third in 1947 before winning the award in 1948. Reynolds finished third in 1952 and second in 1952.

There have been multiple Cedar Rapids alumni vote recipients in the same year 19 times.  We have had four different players in the final ranking twice, 1965 and 1990. In 1965, Rocky Colavito finished fifth and Bobby Knoop (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1958) placed 24th in the American League, while John Roseboro (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1955) finished 26th and Tony Cloninger (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1959) placed 28th in the National League. The mark was equaled in 1990 as the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series and three of the four Cedar Rapids alumni MVP vote recipients represented the same team for the only time in our history. Eric Davis placed 12th, Chris Sabo (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1983) was 13th and Paul O’Neill finished 19th. Kal Daniels (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1983) finished 27th representing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

There are two of our alumni who have earned MVP votes for three separate teams. Rocky Colavito represented the Indians in 1958, 1959 and 1965. Colavito twice received votes as a Tiger in 1961 and 1962 and represented the Kansas City Athletics in 1964. Ron Hunt (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1960-61) earned votes as a member of the Mets – 1964, Giants – 1969 and Montreal Expos – 1973.

Mike Trout was the first member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels teams to receive votes since John Lackey (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2000) finished in 17th place in the American League in 2007. Trout and Lackey are the only players from the Kernels most recent affiliation to receive MVP votes.

Here is the full list of Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have received MVP votes to the best of my knowledge:

Russ Ford – New York Yankees – 18th AL 1911

Bill Wambsganss – Cleveland Indians – 21st AL 1922

Emil Yde – Pittsburgh Pirates – 21st NL 1924

Ernie Orsatti – St. Louis Cardinals – 13th NL 1932

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 7th AL 1934

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1936

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 13th AL 1938

Hal Trosky – Cleveland Indians – 30th AL 1939

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 5th AL 1940

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 17th AL 1941

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1942

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1943

Roger Wolff – Philadelphia Athletics – 25th AL 1943

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 6th AL 1944

Roger Wolff – Washington Senators – 7th AL 1945

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 8th AL 1945

George Binks – Washington Senators – 21st AL 1945

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 10th AL 1946

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 3rd AL 1947

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 1st AL 1948

Lou Boudreau – Cleveland Indians – 14th AL 1949

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 26th AL 1949

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 3rd AL 1951

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 2nd AL 1952

Allie Reynolds – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1953

Ray Narleski – Cleveland Indians – 6th AL 1955

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 3rd AL 1958

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 4th AL 1959

Bud Daley – Kansas City Athletics – 22nd AL 1959

Bud Daley – Kansas City Athletics – 24th AL 1960

Rocky Colavito – Detroit Tigers – 8th AL 1961

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 19th NL 1961

Rocky Colavito – Detroit Tigers – 16th AL 1962

Rocky Colavito – Kansas City Athletics – 23rd AL 1964

Ron Hunt – New York Mets – 25th NL 1964

Rocky Colavito – Cleveland Indians – 5th AL 1965

Bobby Knoop – California Angels – 24th AL 1965

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 26th NL 1965

Tony Cloninger – Milwaukee Braves – 28th NL 1965

Bobby Knoop – California Angels – 18th AL 1966

John Roseboro – Los Angeles Dodgers – 13th NL 1965

Ron Hunt – San Francisco Giants – 15th NL 1969

Denis Menke – Houston Astros – 15th NL 1969

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 16th NL 1971

Nate Colbert – San Diego Padres – 8th NL 1972

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 10th NL 1972

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 14th NL 1973

Ron Hunt – Montreal Expos – 26th NL 1973

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 13th NL 1974

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 6th NL 1975

Jerry Reuss – Pittsburgh Pirates – 23rd NL 1975

Ted Simmons – St. Louis Cardinals – 9th NL 1977

Joe Sambito – Houston Astros – 21st NL 1979

Jerry Reuss – Los Angeles Dodgers – 20th NL 1980

Jerry Mumphrey – New York Yankees – 20th AL 1981

Ted Simmons – Milwaukee Brewers – 19th AL 1983

Bob Brenly – San Francisco Giants – 21st NL 1984

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 12th NL 1986

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 9th NL 1987

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 13th NL 1988

Chili Davis – California Angels – 25th NL 1989

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 9th NL 1989

Eric Davis – Cincinnati Reds – 12th NL 1990

Chris Sabo – Cincinnati Reds – 13th NL 1990

Paul O’Neill – Cincinnati Reds – 19th NL 1990

Kal Daniels – Los Angeles Dodgers – 27th NL 1990

Chili Davis – Minnesota Twins – 14th AL 1991

Chris Sabo – Cincinnati Reds – 20th NL 1991

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 5th AL 1994

Chili Davis – California Angels – 22nd AL 1994

*Ken Hill – Montreal Expos – 12th NL 1994 (rehabbed in Cedar Rapids with the Kernels)

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 15th AL 1995

Reggie Sanders – Cincinnati Reds – 6th NL 1995

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 22nd NL 1996

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1997

Paul O’Neill – New York Yankees – 12th AL 1998

Eric Davis – Baltimore Orioles – 18th AL 1998

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 7th NL 1998

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 28th NL 1999

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 17th NL 2005

Trevor Hoffman – San Diego Padres – 10th NL 2006

John Lackey – Los Angeles Angels – 17th AL 2007

Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels – 2nd AL 2012

Mike Trout (2009-10) finishes second in the American League MVP voting

Mike Trout (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009-10) finished second in the American League MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1948 and remains the only player to play professional baseball for Cedar Rapids to win the award. Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year earlier this week.

Mike Trout hit .326 (2nd) with 27 doubles, 8 triples, 30 HR and 83 RBI in 139 games for the Angels in 2012. Trout led the American League with 49 stolen bases and 129 runs scored. He posted a .399 on base percentage and a .963 OPS while leading the league with a 10.7 WAR (Wins above replacement) and a 5.3 WPA (Win Probability Added).

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 19, 1948 – Lou Boudreau

On September 19, 1948, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) went 2-3 at the plate with a pair of solo HR to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics at Cleveland Stadium.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was the youngest man to ever manage a major league team. He won the most games as a  manager in Cleveland Indians history. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the Cedar Rapids club in 60 games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 17, 1949

On September 17, 1949, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) went 4-5 at the plate with a RBI and scored a run as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Washington Senators 8-3 at Griffith Stadium.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was the youngest man to ever manage a major league team. He won the most games as a  manager in Cleveland Indians history. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the Cedar Rapids club in 60 games.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – July 17, 1961 – Cedar Rapids Braves Keep Winning

Three members of the 1961 Cedar Rapids Braves team will be returning to Perfect Game Field tomorrow night for our Hall of Fame / Alumni night at the stadium. Ron Hunt, Barry Morgan and Paul Snyder will all be in attendance to take part in the pre-game festivities and sign autographs on the concourse. Today just happens to line up with a Cedar Rapids Braves win back in 1961. The Braves topped the Fox Cities Foxes 6-5 behind Barry Morgan’s league leading 15th HR of the season which extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Paul Snyder added a pair of singles and Ron Hunt was 1-3 at the plate and scored a run in the Braves victory.

On a side note, the paper’s sports section was headlined by the news that Ty Cobb had passed away this date back in 1961. In other Cedar Rapids alumni notes of this date in baseball, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938), the American League MVP in 1948, was born on this date in 1917.

This following article was written by Gus Schrader and was published in the July 18, 1961 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Three-I League contest against the Fox Cities Foxes held on July 17, 1961. The 1961 Cedar Rapids Braves featured four players who played in Major League baseball after their time in Cedar Rapids (John Braun, Bruce Brubaker, Ron Hunt and Dick Kelley). Cedar Rapids professional baseball Hall of Fame member Paul Snyder and Barry Morgan, who will join Ron Hunt among others tomorrow night at Hall of Fame / Alumni Night at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) bring CR Alumni MLB All Star selections to 85.

Major League Baseball released the rosters for the 83rd annual MLB All-Star game today. Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2001-02) have been selected to the American League squad with Napoli getting the start behind the plate. The trio of Kernels alum bring the total number of MLB All-Star selections made by Cedar Rapids professi0nal baseball alumni to 85. 33 different Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni have been selected to the All-Star game rosters. This is the fifth time there has been three Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni players selected to the same All-Star game (2012, 2007, 1991, 1984 and 1966). We have never had more than three appear in the same season. Lou Boudreau was our first All-Star and made six straight All-Star teams between 1940-45, the longest such streak by a Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni.

Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders -1938) and Ted Simmons (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1967) lead the way with eight selections each. Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991) earned seven All-Star selections, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) and Allie Reynolds (1940-41) made six appearances, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) was selected five times and John Roseboro (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1955) made four appearances at the mid season classic.

Here is the full list of Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have been selected to the All-Star game rosters. The year following their name designates their season or seasons they played in Cedar Rapids.

2012 – Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike Trout (2009-10), Mark Trumbo (2006-07)

2011 – Howard Kendrick (2004), Jordan Walden (2008)

2010 –

2009 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

2008 – Ervin Santana (2002), Joe Saunders (2002)

2007 – Trevor Hoffman (1991), Bobby Jenks (2001), John Lackey (2000)

2006 -Trevor Hoffman (1991), Bobby Jenks (2001)

2005 –

2004 –

2003 –

2002 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

2001 –

2000 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

1999 – Trevor Hoffman (1991)

1998 – Trevor Hoffman (1991), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1997 – Jason Dickson (1995), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1996 –

1995 – Paul O’Neill (1982), Reggie Sanders (1990)

1994 – Chili Davis (1978), Paul O’Neill (1982)

1993 –

1992 –

1991 – Rob Dibble (1985), Paul O’Neill (1982), Chris Sabo (1983)

1990 – Rob Dibble (1985), Chris Sabo (1983)

1989 – Eric Davis (1982)

1988 – Chris Sabo (1983), Kurt Stillwell (1984)

1987 – Eric Davis (1982)

1986 – Chili Davis (1978)

1985 –

1984 – Bob Brenly (1977), Chili Davis (1978), Jerry Mumphrey (1972)

1983 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1982 –

1981 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1980 – Ken Reitz (1969), Jerry Reuss (1967)

1979 – Joe Sambito (1973), Ted Simmons (1967)

1978 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1977 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1976 –

1975 – Jerry Reuss (1967)

1974 – Ted Simmons (1967)

1973 – Nate Colbert (1965), Ted Simmons (1967)

1972 – Nate Colbert (1965), Ted Simmons (1967)

1971 – Nate Colbert (1965),

1970 – Denis Menke (1958-59)

1969 – Denis Menke (1958-59), John Roseboro (1955)

1968 –

1967 –

1966 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Ron Hunt (1960-61), Bobby Knoop (1958)

1965 – Rocky Colavito (1952)

1964 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Ron Hunt (1960-61)

1963 –

1962 – Rocky Colavito (1952), John Roseboro (1955)

1961 – Rocky Colavito (1952), John Roseboro (1955)

1960 – Bud Daley (1952)

1959 – Rocky Colavito (1952), Bud Daley (1952)

1958 – Ray Narleski (1950), John Roseboro (1955)

1957 –

1956 – Ray Narleski (1950)

1955 –

1954 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1953 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1952 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1951 –

1950 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1949 – Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1948 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1947 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1946 –

1945 – Lou Boudreau (1938), Allie Reynolds (1940-41)

1944 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1943 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1942 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1941 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1940 – Lou Boudreau (1938)

1939 –

1938 –

1937 –

1936 –

1935 –

1934 –

1933 –

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 27, 1950 – Lou Boudreau

On November 27, 1950, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) signed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox for $150,000. Boudreau hit .267 and led the Red Sox to a 76-78 record in 1951. They improved to 84-69 in 1952 before finishing 69-85 in his final year managing the team in 1953. He later managed the Athletics and the Cubs.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the CR club in 60 games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 25, 1941 – Lou Boudreau

On November 25, 1941, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) was selected to manager the Cleveland Indians becoming the youngest manager this century. Boudreau compiled a .529 winning percentage as the Indians manager and led the team to the 1948 World Series championship. He went on to manage the Red Sox, Athletics and Cubs.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the CR club in 60 games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 18, 1954 – Lou Boudreau

On November 18, 1954, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) was hired by the Kansas City Athletics to be their manager for the 1955 season, their first since the move from Philadelphia. The Athletics compiled a 151-260 record under Boudreau from 1955-57.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the CR club in 60 games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 10, 1950 – Lou Boudreau

On November 10, 1950, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) was fired by the Cleveland Indians amidst a large amount of public protest. Boudreau had compiled a .529 winning percentage as the Indians manager and led the team to the 1948 World Series championship. He went on to manage the Red Sox and Athletics.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the CR club in 60 games.