Results tagged ‘ Nick Adenhart (2006) ’

Cael’s Collection – Nick Adenhart (game used jersey and autograph cards)

 

The off season is officially here for me. Our baseball stories obviously die down during the fall and winter months. I will be picking up the Cael’s Collection features to share some of the baseball cards of Cedar Rapids professional baseball players that I have picked up.

This evening’s selections are a quartet of Nick Adenhart cards. Adenhart played in Cedar Rapids in 2006. He was a fourteenth round draft pick out of Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2004 amateur draft. Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Nick Adenhart’s family continues to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory annually. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Kernels Foundation presented Mack Mattke as the winner of the 2012 Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship before the Kernels game on Sunday, June 24th. Mack is a 2012 graduate of Xavier HS where his school activities, academic accomplishments and baseball accomplishments were quite impressive, making him an excellent choice for the scholarship. The Mattke’s were a Kernels Host Family in 2006, giving Mack the opportunity to know Nick while he was with the Kernels. Mack plans on attending Purdue University to study engineering and play baseball.

I have picked up a pair of autographed Adenhart cards. The first card on the left above is from the 2008 Topps Stadium Club set and is an on card auto. The other Adenhart autograph card above right is a sticker autograph card from the 2007 TriStar set and is serial numbered 176/250. Adenhart autograph cards do run a bit more than most of my collection due to his early passing. I picked these up for under $10 to my door but that is not the norm.

I have also picked up two different game used jersey cards of Nick Adenhart. The card on the left in the image is a Futures Game jersey card from the 2006 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects set. The other two are from an Upper Deck USA Baseball Bound for Beijing card set numbered GU-2 with pieces of a jersey used during the 2006 COPABE Beijing qualifying tournament in Havana, Cuba. Adenhart’s Jersey cards usually sell for between $5-10 to your door and can be found under $5 as long as you have patience.

This date in Kernels history – June 27, 2006 – Nick Adenhart

On June 27, 2006, Nick Adenhart made his final start in Cedar Rapids and led the Kernels to a 1-0 win over the Burlington Bees to improve to 10-2 on the season. Adenhart worked eight shutout innings striking out six batters while allowing three hits and three walks in the victory.

Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Nick Adenhart’s family would like to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Kernels Foundation presented Mack Mattke as the winner of the 2012 Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship before the Kernels game on Sunday, June 24th. Mack is a 2012 graduate of Xavier HS where his school activities, academic accomplishments and baseball accomplishments were quite impressive, making him an excellent choice for the scholarship. The Mattke’s were a Kernels Host Family in 2006, giving Mack the opportunity to know Nick while he was with the Kernels. Mack plans on attending Purdue University to study engineering and play baseball.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

Jean Segura (2010) is 17th former Cedar Rapids Kernels player selected to the MLB Futures Game

Jean Segura (2010) has been selected to represent the Angels in the 14th annual Futures Game. There have been 17 different Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who have been selected to the Futures Game roster. Three players were selected twice (Ramon Ortiz, Jeff Mathis and Mike Trout).

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. 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. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game.

Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura is hitting .291 with 5 HR, 31 RBI and has stolen 27 bases in 70 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz

2000     Ramon Ortiz

2001

2002

2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana

2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson

2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood

2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick

2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson

2008     Kevin Jepsen

2009     Trevor Reckling

2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

2011     Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout

This date in Kernels history – May 14, 2006 – Nick Adenhart

On May 14, 2006, Nick Adenhart improved to 6-0 on the season and led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 2-1 win over the Clinton Lumberkings. Adenhart worked seven innings striking out eight batters while allowing one run on seven hits in the victory.

Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – May 9, 2006 – Nick Adenhart

On May 9, 2006, Nick Adenhart led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 9-0 victory over the Dayton Dragons. Adenhart worked 7 shutout innings striking out nine batters while allowing one hit and one walk to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – April 18, 2006 – Nick Adenhart

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

On April 18, 2006, Nick Adenhart led the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-1 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps. Adenhart worked 6 2/3 shutout innings striking out eight batters while allowing three hits and one walk at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Applications are being accepted through the Kernels Foundation for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship. Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22.

Nick’s family would like to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family. The deadline for submitting applications for this scholarship is April 27, 2012. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from an area public or parochial high school. The applicant must plan on attending a two or four-year accredited college or university and be registered in 12 or more hours per semester. He or she must have played an organized sport in the last two years (does not have to be a school-sponsored sport), be a great teammate, demonstrated hard work and determination, and have a clear vision of career goals.

Scholarship applications are available through area school guidance offices, or may be downloaded by clicking here. For more information, please contact Doug Nelson at 896-7614 or email at doug@kernels.com.

This date in Kernels history – April 12, 2006 – Nick Adenhart

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

On April 12, 2006, Nick Adenhart earned his first win for the Kernels allowing three runs over six innings of work as the Kernels defeated the Peoria Chiefs 7-3 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Adenhart struck out six while allowing four hits and a walk in the victory.

Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Applications are being accepted through the Kernels Foundation for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship. Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22.

Nick’s family would like to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family. The deadline for submitting applications for this scholarship is April 27, 2012. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from an area public or parochial high school. The applicant must plan on attending a two or four-year accredited college or university and be registered in 12 or more hours per semester. He or she must have played an organized sport in the last two years (does not have to be a school-sponsored sport), be a great teammate, demonstrated hard work and determination, and have a clear vision of career goals.

Scholarship applications are available through area school guidance offices, or may be downloaded by clicking here. For more information, please contact Doug Nelson at 896-7614 or email at doug@kernels.com.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) set to start Futures Game for US squad

Tyler Skaggs (2010) has been selected to be the starting pitcher for the U.S. team at the 13th annual XM All-Star Futures Game that will start tonight at Arizona’s Chase Field at 5 p.m. CST. Skaggs went 8-4 with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 82 in 82 1/3 innings of work prior to being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the Dan Haren deal. Skaggs is the 16th different former Kernels player to be selected to play in the Futures Game.

Mike Trout (2009-10) was also selected to play for the U.S. team but was promoted to join the Angels this past week leading up to the All-Star break. Trout would have joined Ramon Ortiz (1997) and Jeff Mathis (2002) as former Kernels who made multiple appearances at the Futures Game.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz
2000     Ramon Ortiz
2001
2002
2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana
2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson
2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood
2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick
2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson
2008     Kevin Jepsen
2009     Trevor Reckling
2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

Remembering Nick Adenhart (8/24/86-4/09/09)

Cedar Rapids, IA – Applications are being accepted through the Kernels Foundation for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids
Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels
organization. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for
the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at
age 22.

Nick’s family would like to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship
in his memory. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the
scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family.

The deadline for submitting applications for this scholarship is April
22, 2011. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a
public or parochial high school located in the Cedar Rapids metro area;
planning to attend a two or four-year accredited college or university
and enrolled in 12 or more hours per semester. The applicant must have
played an organized sport in the last two years (does not have to be a
school-sponsored sport), be a great teammate, demonstrated hard work and
determination, and have a clear vision of career goals.

Scholarship applications are available through the above schools
guidance offices, or may be downloaded from the menu to the left or by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Doug Nelson at 896-7614 or email at doug@kernels.com.

Cael’s Collection – Ramon Ortiz 2001 Bowman FGR-RO

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Cael’s Collection  – Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Baseball Cards

The Cedar Rapids Kernels have been well represented at the Futures Games that have been held as part of the MLB All-Star game festivities each year since 1999. 15 Kernels players have been selected as members of the minor league showcase including two who have made appearances in multiple years (Ramon Ortiz and Jeff Mathis). This past season, three Kernels (Hank Conger, Luis Jimenez and Mike Trout) played in the game and Hank Conger took home the game’s MVP trophy. What does this have to do with Cael’s Collection? Topps has produced game used jersey cards of each of the games that have been included in their Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects sets and now more recently in their Topps Pro Debut minor league sets.

Today’s card has multiple stories to tell. The 2001 Ramon Ortiz game used jersey card FGR-RO was one of the earliest game used cards companies started producing to boost interest in the industry. Almost every new set produced now has versions of game used jerseys, bats, hats etc. to garner interest of the collector.

The second story is the one of warning. Ebay can be great for finding those cards that are tough to find. However, the postal service and Ebay sellers can often cause damage to the card while it is en route. This card wasn’t packaged very well and arrived with large creases on the back. Its tough to prove to the seller you aren’t a crackpot trying to take advantage of them and I figured it part of the deal utilizing Ebay to collect. This card cost less than $5 including Shipping and handling so I wasn’t out a great deal.

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Ramon Ortiz was the first Kernels player to make the Futures Game roster. He was a member of the inaugural World team roster in 1999 and was selected in 2000 as well. Ortiz was the last Cedar Rapids pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Old Veterans Memorial Stadium when he shut down Quad City (12-0) on August 7, 1997. Ortiz posted a 11-10 mark and struck out 225 batters in 1997 leading the team with a 3.58 E.R.A. The Kernels finished with a 63-75 record under manager Mario Mendoza.

Ramon Ortiz has compiled a 85-82 record with a 4.93 E.R.A. during his 10 MLB seasons playing for the Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies and Dodgers.

Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz
2000     Ramon Ortiz
2001
2002
2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana
2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson
2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood
2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick
2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson
2008     Kevin Jepsen
2009     Trevor Reckling
2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout