Results tagged ‘ White Sox ’

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 28, 1956 – Kerby Farrell

On November 28, 1956, Kerby Farrell (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1951) was selected to replace Al Lopez as the Cleveland Indians manager. The Indians went 76-77 in 1957 in a season plagued by injuries. Farrell managed 22 seasons in the minors and was named the Sporting News minor league manager of the year three times, more than any other manager in history. He served as a scout for the Twins following his managing career and was a volunteer coach at Vanderbilt in 1975.

Kerby Farrell hit .262 with 55 RBI during his two season MLB career playing for the Boston Braves and the Chicago White Sox.

Kerby Farrell was the Cedar Rapids Indians player manager in 1951. He hit .286 while appearing in 19 games including three appearances on the mound where he went 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA. The Indians finished the year 64-66.

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 26, 2005 – Bobby Jenks

On October 26, 2005,  Bobby Jenks (Cedar Rapids Kernels– 2001) worked the ninth inning to earn the save as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Hoston Astros 1-0 in game four of the 2005 World Series at Minute Maid Park finishing the sweep and taking the title. Jenks pitched in all four games of the series earning a save in game one as well.

Bobby Jenks has posted a 16-20 record with 173 saves and a 3.53 ERA thus far during his seven season MLB career playing for the White Sox and 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 – October 15, 2005 – Casey Kotchman

On October 15, 2005, Casey Kotchman (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) went 2-4 at the plate with a double and a RBI as Angels fell to the White Sox 8-2 in game four of the 2005 American League Championship Series.

Casey Kotchman has hit .268 with 59 HR and 332 RBI during his eight year MLB career playing for the Angels, Braves, Red Sox, Mariners and Rays. Kotchman hit .306 with 10 HR and 48 RBI for the Rays in 2011 to help them earn the wild card on the final day of the season.

Casey Kotchman was a member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels squad that opened New Veterans Memorial Stadium in 2002. Kotchman hit .281 with 5 HR, 30 doubles and 50 RBI in 81 games as the Kernels finished 81-58 under manager Todd Clauss defeating Quad Cities in the opening round and then losing to Peoria in the semi finals of the Midwest League playoffs.

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 7, 1940

On August 7, 1940, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) went 3-5 at the plate with two HR, 6 RBI and scored 3 runs as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-3.

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 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 CR club in 60 games.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 28, 1940

On July 28, 1940, Skeeter Webb (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1935-36) went 5-6 at the plate with a double, a HR, three RBI and scored three runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Chicago White Sox fell to the New York Yankees 10-9.

Skeeter Webb hit .219 with 3 HR and 166 RBI during his 12 year MLB career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics. Webb was a member of the 1945 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers squad.

Skeeter Webb was a member of the 1935 and 1936 Cedar Rapids Raiders teams. In 1935, The Raiders finished 6th with a record of 53-57. Webb hit .320 with 8 HR in 111 games. In 1936, the Raiders placed 2nd in the Western League with a mark of 70-58. Webb hit .292 with 11 HR in 128 games for Cedar Rapids.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 18, 1948

On July 18, 1948, Pat Seerey (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1942) went 4-6 at the plate with 4 HR, 7 RBI and a walk as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 12-11. Seerey is one of only 15 players to hit four home runs in a game. Rocky Colavito (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) is also among the 15 players to accomplish the feat.

Pat Seerey hit .224 with 86 HR and 261 RBI during his seven year MLB career playing for the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox.

Pat Seerey was a member of the 1942 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished with a mark of 74-43 and won the Three-I League Championship under manager Ollie Marquardt. The Raiders defeated Evansville in the 1st round of the playoffs and then took down Madison in the Championship series. Seerey hit .302 with 33 HR in 117 games for Cedar Rapids that season.

This date in Kernels alumni history – May 26, 2005

On May 26, 2005, Dallas McPherson (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) went 1-3 with a HR, two RBI and a run scored as the Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2. It would be the first of three straight days McPherson would hit a HR for the Angels.

Dallas McPherson has hit .245 with 18 HR and 45 RBI entering the 2011 season playing for the Angels and Marlins. He was recently recalled by the Chicago White Sox and has gone 2-11 with a run scored in 7 games in 2011.

Dallas McPherson was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. McPherson hit .277 with 15 HR, 88 RBI and stole 30 bases in 132 games for the Kernels.

White Sox recall Dallas McPherson (2002) from AAA Charlotte

The White Sox placed 3B Mark Teahen on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Dallas McPherson (2002) was recalled to take his place on the roster. McPherson has enjoyed a solid season at Triple-A Charlotte, hitting .305 with a .366 on-base percentage and .824 OPS. He has three homers and 17 RBI through 31 games for the Knights. He last played in the big leagues in 2008 with the Florida Marlins before missing the 2009 season due to injury and spending the 2010 season with Sacramento (Oakland) in AAA.

This Date in Kernels Alumni History – April 25, 1960

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgBud Daley athletics small.jpgOn April 25, 1960, Bud Daley (1952 Cedar Rapids Indians) pitched a complete game three hitter as the Kansas City Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-1. Daley struck out five batters in the contest.

Bud Daley was 60-64 with an ERA of 4.03 during his ten year career with the Indians, Athletics and Yankees. He tallied 25 complete games during the 1959 and 1960 seasons for the Athletics including three shutouts.

Daley was 14-9 with a 3.09 ERA for the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians. He struck out 198 batters in 227 innings of work that season as the Indians finished 53-71.