Results tagged ‘ Tigers ’

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 9, 1934 – Ernie Orsatti

On October 9, 1934, Ernie Orsatti (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1925) went 1-3 at the plate with a pair of walks as St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers 11-0 at Navin Field in game seven of the 1934 World Series. Dizzy Dean pitched a complete game shutout to close out the series for the Cardinals.

Ernie Orsatti hit .306 with 10 HR and 237 RBI during his 9 year career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in four World Series (1928, 1930, 1931 and 1934) batting .273 in 13 post season games as the Cardinals won the Championship in 1931 over the Philadelphia Athletics and defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 1934 World Series.

Ernie Orsatti hit .347 with 6 HR for the 1925 Cedar Rapids Bunnies. The Bunnies won the Mississippi Valley League Championship with a record of 74-51 under manager Bill Speas.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 15, 2009 – Alberto Callaspo

On September 15, 2009, Alberto Callaspo (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2003) went 2-4 at the plate with a HR, a double and four RBI as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tigers 11-1.

Alberto Callaspo has hit .276 with 36 HR and 252 RBI during his seven year MLB career thus far playing for the Diamondbacks, Royals and Angels.

Alberto Callaspo hit .327 with 2 HR and 67 RBI in 133 games to win the Midwest League batting title for the 2003 Cedar Rapids Kernels. The team finished with a record of 66-72 mark under manager Todd Claus.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 9, 2005 – Aaron Guiel

On September 9, 2005, Aaron Guiel (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 1994) went 3-5 at the plate with a HR, a double, two RBI, a walk and scored three runs to help the Royals defeat the Tigers 12-2 at Comerica Park.

Aaron Guiel hit .246 with 35 HR and 128 RBI during his five year MLB  career playing for the Royals and Yankees.

In 1994, Aaron Guiel hit .269 with 18 HR, 30 doubles and 82 RBI in 127 games as the Kernels finished 77-62 under manager Tom Lawless. Guiel and 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.

This date in Kernels alumni history – August 23, 1967

On August 23, 1967, Dick Tracewski (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1956) was 4-5 at the plate with three RBI and scored a run to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Tiger Stadium.

Dick Tracewski hit .213 with 8 HR and 91 RBI during his 8 year MLB career playing for the Dodgers and the Tigers. Tracewski was a member of the World Series Champion teams in 1963 (Dodgers), 1965 (Dodgers) and 1968 (Tigers).

Dick Tracewski was a member of the 1956 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished with a mark of 44-76 under manager George Scherger. Tracewski hit .259 with 2 HR in 55 games for Cedar Rapids.

This date in Kernels alumni history – August 18, 1987

On August 18, 1987, Larry Herndon (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1972) went 3-3 at the plate with two HR, a double, and five RBI to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 11-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Larry Herndon hit .274 with 107 HR and 550 RBI during his 14 year MLB career playing for the Cardinals, Giants and Tigers. He was a member of the 1984 Detroit Tigers team that won the World Series.

Larry Herndon played briefly for the 1972 Cedar Rapids Cardinals team that finished with a mark of 51-77 under manager Gary Geiger. Herndon hit .286 in seven games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – August 13, 2006

On August 13, 2006, Bobby Jenks (2001) worked the final two outs of the ninth inning for his 33rd save of the season as the White Sox defeated the Tigers 7-3. Jenks set a career high with 41 saves and 80 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings of work in 2006 and was selected to the American League All-Star squad.

Bobby Jenks has compiled a record of 14-18 with 173 saves and a 3.40 E.R.A. during his seven seasons playing for the White Sox and the Red Sox. In 2007, Jenks set an American League record and tied the Major League record by retiring 41 consecutive batters he faced. Jenks was perfect for 14 appearances over 27 days. Jenks’ teammate Mark Buehrle broke the record two years later retiring 45 straight batters.

Bobby Jenks started 21 games for the 2001 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Jenks went 3-7 with a 5.27 E.R.A while striking out 98 in 99 innings of work. The Kernels finished 60-77 under manager Tyrone Boykin.

This date in Kernels alumni history – August 11, 1923

On August 11, 1923, Fred Hofmann (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1915-16) went 3-4 with a HR, a RBI, a walk and scored a run as the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-9 at Yankee Stadium during the 1st year year of play in the “House That Ruth Built”.

The 1923 New York Yankees went on to defeat Hall of Famer John McGraw (Cedar Rapids Canaries – 1891) and the New York Giants in six games to claim the first of the Yankees 27 World Series Championships. Hofmann made two plate appearances going 0-1 with a walk in two World Series games.

Fred Hofmann hit .247 with 7 HR and 93 RBI during his 9 year MLB career playing for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Fred Hofmann was a member of the 1915 and the 1916 Cedar Rapids Bunnies teams. In 1915, the Bunnies finished in 4th place with a 54-47 mark under manager Jack Herbert. In 1916, Cedar Rapids finished in 3rd place with a record of 62-54 in the Central Association under manager Frank Boyle’s guidance. Hofmann hit .165 in 82 games in 1915 and hit .189 in 52 games during the 1916 season splitting time between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 25, 1943

On June 25, 1943, Mike “Shotgun” Chartak (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1937) went 2-3 at the plate with a HR, two RBI, walked and scored a run in the St. Louis Browns 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Mike Chartak hit .243 with 21 HR and 98 RBI during his 4 year MLB career playing for the New York Yankees, Washington Senators and the St. Louis Browns. He was a member of the 1944 St. Louis Browns American League Championship squad.

1944 St. Louis Browns

Mike Chartak was part of the 1937 Cedar Rapids Raiders squad that finished 78-38 under manager Cap Crossley to take the Western League title. Chartak hit .306 with 15 HR, 31 doubles, and 14 triples in 111 games for the Raiders.

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 24, 1962

On June 24, 1962, Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) went 7-10 at the plate with a triple, a walk, a RBI and scored a run in the Detroiit Tigers 9-7 loss to the New York Yankees in the extra innings game that lasted 22 innings.

Colavito hit .266 in his 14 year career playing for the Indians, Tigers, Athletics, White Sox, Dodgers and Yankees. Hitting all but three of his 374 career home runs in the AL, he ranked behind only Jimmie Foxx (524) and Harmon Killebrew (then at 397) among the league’s right-handed hitters when he retired. Colavito finished his career with 1159 RBI.

Rocky Colavito was part of the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians team that finished in 8th with a record of 53-71 under manager Jimmy Bloodworth. Colavito hit .170 with 8 HR in 94 at bats for the Cedar Rapids Indians.

Cael’s Collection – Dick Tracewski 1964 Topps #154

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgCael’s Collection  – Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Baseball Cards
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The alumni card of the day is a 1964 Topps card of Dick Tracewski. Tracewski was a member of the 1956 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished with a mark of 44-76 under manager George Scherger. Tracewski hit .259 with 2 HR in 55 games for Cedar Rapids.

Dick Tracewski hit .213 with 8 HR and 91 RBI during his 8 year MLB career playing for the Dodgers and the Tigers. Tracewski was a member of the World Series Championship teams in 1963 (Dodgers), 1965 (Dodgers) and 1968 (Tigers).