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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.

Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Bios – Jake Drauby (1890-91 – Cedar Rapids Canaries)

Jake Drauby was the 11th player to make his Major League debut from our list of 385 Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have played in Cedar Rapids either before or after their MLB debut. Drauby made his big league debut at age 28 on October 3, 1892, playing for the Washington Senators. He played ten games for the Senators hitting .206 with a triple and three RBI in 34 at bats in 1892. The Senators finished in tenth place with a 58-93 record under managers Billy Barney, Arthur Irwin and Danny Richardson. Drauby was the third player to play in Cedar Rapids before making his MLB debut. Hall of Famer John McGraw (1891) was the first.

Jake Drauby played for 22 different teams in 17 minor league seasons between 1886 and 1902. He made stops playing for Williamsport, the Danbury Hatters, Charleston Quakers, Sunbury, Mahanoy City, Minersville, Ashland, Hazleton Pugilists, York, Dallas Hams, Cedar Rapids Canaries, Johnstown Pirates, Harrisburg Ponies / Scranton Indians, Buffalo Bisons, Providence Grays, Reading Coal Heavers, Richmond Bluebirds, Harrisburg, Newport News Shipbuilders, Shreveport Giants, and the Newark Sailors.

1896 Providence Grays – (Jake Drauby)

Jake Drauby was a member of the 1890 Cedar Rapids Canaries squad that finished with a record of 62-48 under manager James Plumb. Drauby returned in 1891 to hit .290 with 18 doubles, 6 HR and stole 8 bases for the Canaries. Cedar Rapids posted a 41-47 record before the Illinois Iowa League disbanded on August 28 when the Ottawa and Ottumwa clubs collapsed leaving Cedar Rapids without opponents.

Jake Drauby passed away on January 1, 1916 at age 52 in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Bios – George Ulrich (1896 – Cedar Rapids Rabbits)

George Ulrich was the ninth player to make his Major League debut from our list of 385 Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have played in Cedar Rapids either before or after their MLB debut. Ulrich played in the major leagues before and after he played in Cedar Rapids. He made his big league debut at age 23 on May 1, 1892, playing for the Washington Senators. Ulrich played 6 games for the Senators hitting .292 with a double, scored a run and stole a base in 24 at bats in 1892. The Senators finished in tenth place with a 58-93 record under managers Billy Barney, Arthur Irwin and Danny Richardson. Ulrich played one game for the Cincinnati Reds in 1893 going 0-3 with a stolen base. He returned to the big leagues with the New York Giants at age 27 in 1896. He appeared in 14 games playing first and second base while hitting .178 with a double and a RBI in 45 at bats as the Giants posted a 64-67 record under managers Arthur Irwin and Bill Joyce.

George Ulrich played for 16 different teams in eight minor league seasons between 1892 and 1899. He made stops playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, Birmingham Grays, York White Roses, Wilkes Barre Coal Barons, Kansas City Cowboys, Omaha Omahogs, Quincy Browns, Cedar Rapids Rabbits, Paterson Silk Weavers, Syracuse Stars, Toronto Canucks, Richmond Giants, Lancaster Maroons, Reading Coal Heavers, Allentown Peanuts and the Manchester Manchesters.

1894 Kansas City Cowboys

George Ulrich was a member of the 1896 Cedar Rapids squad that finished fourth with a 32-47 record in the Western Association under managers Hiram Ebright and Belden Hill‘s guidance.

George Ulrich passed away on January 9, 1918 at age 48 and is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Fernwood, PA.