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This date in Kernels alumni history – September 27, 1980 – Rich Murray

On September 27, 1980, Rich Murray (Cedar Rapids Giants – 1976-77) went 2-4 at the plate with a HR as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1.

Rich Murray hit .216 with 4 HR and 25 RBI during his 2 season MLB career with the Giants. Rich and his brother Eddie Murray (504 HR) are one of only two sets of brother to combine to hit more than 500 major league home runs. Tommie Aaron (Cedar Rapids Braves -1960) and his brother Hank Aaron are the other set of brother to achieve the feat. Tommie 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 HR, they hold the Major League record for the most career home runs between two brothers (768).

Rich Murray was a member of the 1976 and 1977 Cedar Rapids Giants teams. Murray hit .264 with 6 HR as the Giants finished 78-53 under manager Salty Parker before losing to Quad Cities in the opening round of the Midwest League playoffs. The 1977 squad finished 74-66 under manager Jack Mull before falling to Burlington in the first round of the playofss. Murray hit .275 with 21 HR and led the team with 94 RBI  in 129 games for the Cedar Rapids Giants.

This date in Kernels alumni history – May 25, 1962

On May 25, 1962, Tommie Aaron (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1960) went 4-5 with three doubles, scored two runs and walked in the Milwaukee Braves 11-8 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tommie Aaron, the brother of Hank Aaron, hit .229 with 13 HR and 94 RBI during his seven season career with the Braves.

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.

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.