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Cedar Rapids Kernels
Founded in 1890
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Single-A (1890-present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels (1993-present)
  • Cedar Rapids Reds (1980-1992)
  • Cedar Rapids Giants (1975-1979)
  • Cedar Rapids Astros (1973-1974)
  • Cedar Rapids Cardinals (1965-1972)
  • Cedar Rapids Red Raiders (1963-1964)
  • Cedar Rapids Braves (1958-1962)
  • Cedar Rapids Raiders (1953-1957)
  • Cedar Rapids Indians (1950-1952)
  • Cedar Rapids Rockets (1949)
  • Cedar Rapids Raiders (1934-1942)
  • Cedar Rapids Bunnies (1904-1932)
  • Cedar Rapids Rabbits (1896-1903)
  • Cedar Rapids Canaries (1890-1891)
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 1897, 1906, 1922, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1958, 1988, 1992, 1994
Division titles
Owner(s)/Operated by: Cedar Rapids Baseball Club, Inc.
Manager: Keith Johnson
General Manager: Jack Roeder

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Iowa. It is affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and plays in the Midwest League.

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Franchise history

Cedar Rapids was awarded a Midwest League franchise in 1962 that was originally called the Red Raiders (1962-1964). After that the team used the name of the major league franchise it affiliated with: the Cardinals (1965-1972), the Astros (1973-1974), the Giants (1975-1979), and the Reds (1980-1992). The team adopted the Kernels nickname after affiliating with the Angels before the 1993 season. It won Midwest League championships in 1988, 1992, and 1994.

The team's first home ballpark was the original Veterans Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1949. In August 2000 voters approved a referendum to build a new ballpark adjacent to the old one, which was demolished after the 2001 season. The new Veterans Memorial Stadium was completed in time for the opening of the 2002 season, and the Kernels set a franchise attendance record of 196,066 in the new park's inaugural year.

Current roster

Cedar Rapids Kernels roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  •  7 Chris Armstrong
  • 16 Ryan Chaffee
  • 33 Tyler Chatwood
  • 36 Manuarys Correa
  • 25 Michael Davitt †
  • 39 Manuel Flores
  • 32 Michael Kohn
  • 34 Kevin Nabors
  • -- Nick Puhliese
  • 26 Chris Scholl
  • 38 Matt Shoemaker
  • 31 William Smith
  • 22 Andrew Taylor
  • 35 Vladimir Veras †
Catchers
  • 21 Beau Brooks
  • 10 Anel De Los Santos

Infielders

  •  4 Alexi Amarista
  • 29 Dwayne Bailey
  • 12 Gabriel Jacobo
  • 23 Roberto Lopez
  •  6 Darwin Perez
  • 24 Jon Townsend
  •  9 Adam Younger

Outfielders

  •  3 Tyler Auer
  • 20 Angel Castillo
  • 13 Matthew Crawford
  • 15 Chris Fox
Manager
  • 14 Bill Mosiello

Coaches

  • 18 Brent Del Chiaro (hitting)
  • 27 Brandon Emanuel (pitching)

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-06-22
Transactions

Notable alumni

Casey Kotchman bats against the Clinton LumberKings, September 1, 2002.

Many former Cedar Rapids players have made it to the major leagues as either players or coaches, including:

References

External links

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