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Cedar Rapids Kernels

Cedar Rapids Kernels
Founded in 1890
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Team logo Cap insignia
  • 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)
Minor league titles
League titles (13)
  • 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)
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 1
  • Current roster 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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

Notable alumni

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



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  • Dinda, Joel (2003), "Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the Midwest League"
  • Koolbeck, Mike, "History of Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball," published in the Cedar Rapids Kernels Souvenir Program, 2001

External links

  • Cedar Rapids Kernels web site
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