Cedar Rapids Kernels

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Cedar Rapids Kernels
Founded in 1890
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CedarRapidsKernelsLogo.PNG CedarRapidsKernelsCapLogo.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current
  • Single-A (1934–1937, 1962–Present)
  • C (1949)
  • D (1901, 1913–1917, 1922–1932)
  • B (1896–1899, 1902–1909, 1920–1921, 1938–1942, 1950–1961)
Minor league affiliations
League Midwest League (1962–Present)
Division Western Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Current Minnesota Twins (2013-present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1897, 1906, 1922, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1958, 1988, 1992, 1994
Team data
Nickname Cedar Rapids Kernels (1993–Present)
Previous names
  • 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)
Colors Navy, Kelly Green, White, Red, Yellow
                        
Ballpark Veterans Memorial Stadium (2002-present)
Previous parks
The original Veterans Memorial Stadium (1949-2001)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc.
Manager Jake Mauer
General manager Doug Nelson

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The team is affiliated with the Minnesota Twins and plays in the Midwest League. The Kernels are owned by Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (also known as Cedar Rapids Baseball Club, Inc.).[1][2][3]

Franchise history[edit]

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[edit]

Cedar Rapids Kernels roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 46 Mat Batts
  • 21 Brandon Bixler
  • 38 Hudson Boyd
  •  2 Nick Burdi
  • 37 Ryan Eades
  • 32 Dallas Gallant
  • 43 Stephen Gonsalves
  • 40 Chih-Wei Hu
  • -- Yorman Landa Injury icon 2.svg
  • 27 Chris Mazza
  • 24 Josue Montanez
  • 47 Ricky Nolasco #
  • 36 Jake Reed
  • 44 Fernando Romero Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Randy Rosario Injury icon 2.svg
  • 19 Kohl Stewart Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Lewis Thorpe
  • 20 Jared Wilson

Catchers

  • 25 Mitch Garver
  •  9 Michael Quesada
  • 41 Alex Swim

Infielders

  • 18 Chad Christensen
  • 22 Bryan Haar
  • 23 Joe Mauer #
  •  7 Tanner Vavra
  •  1 Engelb Vielma
  •  4 Logan Wade
  • 26 Ryan Walker

Outfielders

  • 11 Max Murphy
  • 17 J.D. Williams

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated August 10, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Minnesota Twins minor league players

Notable alumni[edit]

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[edit]

Notes

Sources

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