Results tagged ‘ Phillies ’

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 11, 1983 – Jim Dwyer

On October 11, 1983, Jim Dwyer (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1971) went 1-3 at the plate with a solo HR as Baltimore Orioles fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in game one of the 1983 World Series.

Jim Dwyer hit .260 with 77 HR and 349 RBi during his 18 year MLB career playing for the Cardinals, Expos, Mets, Giants, Red Sox, Orioles, and Twins. Dwyer was a member of the 1983 World Series Champion Orioles. He batted .375 including the HR in game 1 during the 1983 World Series.

Jim Dwyer hit .313 with 2 HR and 15 RBI in 58 games for the 1971 Cedar Rapids Cardinals. The Cardinals finished 67-53 under manager Bobby Dews.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 22, 1996

On July 22, 1996, Lenny Harris (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1984) went 4-5 with two doubles, a RBI and stole a base to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.

Lenny Harris hit .269 with 37 HR and 369 RBI during his 18 year MLB career playing for the Reds, Dodgers, Mets, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Cubs and Marlins. Harris is best known for holding the record for the most pinch hits in a major league career. He returned to Cedar Rapids earlier this season as the hitting coach for the Great Lakes Loons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lenny Harris was a member of the 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished with a record of 75-63 under manager Jim Lett. Harris hit .246 with 6 HR in 132 games for Cedar Rapids.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 1, 1984

On July 1, 1984, Jerry Mumphrey (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1972) went 3-4 at the plate with two HR, six RBI, and scored a pair of runs in the Houston Astros 13-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jerry Mumphrey hit .289 with 70 HR and 585 RBI during his 15 year MLB career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs. He helped the New York Yankees win the 1981 American league pennant and was selected to the 1984 N.L. All Star squad.

Jerry Mumphrey hit .182 in 11 games with the 1972 Cedar Rapids Cardinals. The team finished in 8th place with a record of 51-77 under manager Gary Geiger.

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 20, 1964

On June 20, 1964, Bob “Hawk” Taylor (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1958) went 4-5 at the plate with a pair of HR, four RBI and scored two runs in the New York Mets 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bob “Hawk” Taylor hit .218 with 16 HR and 82 RBI during his 11 year MLB career playing for the Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, California Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Bob “Hawk” Taylor hit .297 with 22 HR in 106 games for the 1958 Cedar Rapids Braves squad. The team finished with a mark of 77-53 under manager Alex Monchak’s guidance and won the Three-I League Championship defeating Davenport (3-2).

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 6, 1993

On June 6, 1993, Chris Jones (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1986) was 3-5 at the plate with two HR, four RBI and scored two runs in the Colorado Rockies 11-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium.

Chris Jones hit .252 with 30 HR and 131 RBI during his nine year MLB career. Jones played for the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chris Jones was part of the 1986 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished 70-70 under managers Gene Dusan and Paul Kirsch. Jones hit .247 with 20 HR in 128 games for the Cedar Rapids Reds that season.

This date in Kernels alumni history – May 3, 1987

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgOn May 3, 1987, Eric Davis (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) had a career day hitting three home runs while going 4-5 at the plate to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Davis finished the day with six RBI and a stolen base in the win.

Eric Davis hit .269 with 282 home runs, 934 RBI and stole 349 bases during his 17 year career playing for the Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, Orioles, Cardinals and Giants.

Davis was part of the 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds squad that finished in 9th place with a mark of 61-79 under manager Randy Davidson. Eric Davis hit .276 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI and stole 53 bases for the CR Reds that season.

 

This Date in Kernels Alumni History – May 1, 1987

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgeric davis.jpgOn May 1, 1987, Eric Davis (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1982) went 3-4 with a pair of home runs, five RBI, two runs scored and a walk in the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Eric Davis hit .269 with 282 home runs, 934 RBI and stole 349 bases during his 17 year career playing for the Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, Orioles, Cardinals and Giants.

Davis was part of the 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds squad that finished in 9th place with a mark of 61-79 under manager Randy Davidson. Eric Davis hit .276 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI and stole 53 bases for the Cedar Rapids Reds that season.

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This Date in Kernels Alumni History – April 26, 1962

tommie aaron with hank aaron.jpgOn April 26, 1962, Tommie Aaron (1960 Cedar Rapids Braves) went 3-5 with a home run, a triple and 4 RBI while scoring three runs in the Milwaukee Braves 10-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at County Stadium.

Tommie Aaron, the brother of Hank Aaron, hit .229 with 94 RBI during his seven season career with the Braves. He hit a total of 13 major league home runs, with eight of them coming in his first year of 1962, but along with his brother’s then Major League record 755, together they hold the Major League record for the most career home runs between two brothers (768).

rich murray topps.JPGThe only other brother of a 500-home run man to play in the majors was Rich Murray, (1976-77 Cedar Rapids Giants) brother of Eddie Murray, who hit 4 home runs in a brief major league career.

Tommie Aaron was part of the 1960 Cedar Rapids Braves team that went 71-69 to finish in fourth under manager Jimmy Brown. Aaron led the team with a .299 batting average and hit 20 home runs to go along with 88 RBI that season.

 

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgThe Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

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feature is a morning report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. Without
further
delay, your Harvester Links for 4/2/11:

     Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-4 with a solo HR as the Angels lost 2-1 to the Royals. Erick Aybar (2003) was 2-4 with a stolen base, Alberto Callaspo (2003) was 1-3, Mark Trumbo (2006-07) went 1-3, Peter Bourjos (2007) was 1-3 and Jeff Mathis (2002) went 0-3 in the loss.


     Jordan Walden (2008) struck out 2 batters in a scoreless 8th inning. Michael Kohn (2009) allowed a leadoff HR in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss.

     Mike Napoli (2001-02) got the start at firstbase and went 2-3 with a HR, 3 RBI and scored 2 runs in his Rangers debut as they defeated the Red Sox 9-5.

     Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 1-3 with a RBI double as the Twins fell 13-3 to the Blue Jays.

     David Herndon (2007) allowed 2 runs in an innings of work as the Phillies defeated the Astros 5-4.

Weaver hurls high praise Jeff Mathis’ (2002) way – MLB.com

Howard Kendrick (2002), the Angels unorthodox no. 2 hitter – LATimes.com

Mike Napoli (2001-02), David Murphy Heroes as Rangers win opener, 9-5 – DallasNews.com

napoli26 cropb.jpg     Mike Napoli (2001-02) homered in his Rangers debut on Friday. He was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels
teams. In 2001, the Kernels finished 60-77 under manager Tyrone Boykin.
Napoli hit .232 with 5 HR and 18 RBI in 43 games for Cedar Rapids. In
2002, the Kernels posted a 81-58 mark under manager Todd Claus. The 2002
Kernels defeated Quad Cities before losing to Peoria in the semifinals
of the Midwest League Playoffs. Napoli hit .251 with 10 HR, 19 doubles
and had 50 RBI in 103 games for Cedar Rapids in 2002.

     Mike
Napoli enters the 2011 season with a career .251 batting average, 92 HR
and 249 RBI in five seasons playing for the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim