Doc Cramer Stats

Doc Cramer was born on Saturday, July 22, 1905, in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Cramer was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1929, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Doc Cramer baseball stats page.

"Roger Maxwell 'Doc' Cramer is the only player from the 30's and early 40's with more than 2,700 hits, not to be enshrined in Cooperstown, Also with being a sharp hitter, Doc only struck out 345 time in his career, while drawing 572 walks." - Author Brett Kiser in Ghosts of Baseball's Past (iUniverse, 11/17/2006, Page 36)
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#58)
Doc Cramer Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#58)

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Birth Name:
Roger Maxwell Cramer
Nickname:
Doc or Flit
Born On:
07-22-1905  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Beach Haven, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-09-1990 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Run, New Jersey
High School:
Atlantic City High School (Atlantic City, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-18-1929 (Age 24)
Last Game:
05-12-1948
Draft:
Not Applicable
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1938 33 Red Sox 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 4.0 17 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 4.0 17 3 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1929 24 Athletics 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1930 25 Athletics 30 82 12 19 1 1 0 0 6 2 1 8 1 0 0 3 .232 .250 .268
1931 26 Athletics 65 223 37 58 8 2 2 0 20 11 0 15 6 0 2 4 .260 .301 .341
1932 27 Athletics 92 384 73 129 27 6 3 0 46 17 2 27 4 0 2 1 .336 .367 .461
1933 28 Athletics 152 661 109 195 27 8 8 0 75 36 0 24 21 0 0 8 .295 .331 .396
1934 29 Athletics 153 649 99 202 29 9 6 0 46 40 2 35 12 0 2 6 .311 .353 .411
1935 30 Athletics 149 644 96 214 37 4 3 0 70 37 1 34 15 0 5 8 .332 .373 .416
1936 31 Red Sox 154 643 99 188 31 7 0 0 41 49 0 20 16 0 5 10 .292 .347 .362
1937 32 Red Sox 133 560 90 171 22 11 0 0 51 35 2 14 17 0 4 5 .305 .351 .384
1938 33 Red Sox 148 658 116 198 36 8 0 0 71 51 1 19 5 0 3 5 .301 .354 .380
1939 34 Red Sox 137 589 110 183 30 6 0 0 56 36 0 17 15 0 2 16 .311 .352 .382
1940 35 Red Sox 150 661 94 200 27 12 1 0 51 36 0 29 14 0 1 13 .303 .340 .384
1941 36 Senators 154 660 93 180 25 6 2 1 66 37 1 15 4 0 6 16 .273 .317 .338
1942 37 Tigers 151 630 71 166 26 4 0 0 43 43 0 18 6 0 3 15 .263 .314 .317
1943 38 Tigers 140 606 79 182 18 4 1 0 43 31 0 13 13 0 1 8 .300 .335 .348
1944 39 Tigers 143 578 69 169 20 9 2 0 42 37 0 21 9 0 2 7 .292 .337 .369
1945 40 Tigers 141 541 62 149 22 8 6 0 58 36 0 21 15 0 3 9 .275 .324 .379
1946 41 Tigers 68 204 26 60 8 2 1 0 26 15 1 8 5 0 0 6 .294 .342 .368
1947 42 Tigers 73 157 21 42 2 2 2 0 30 20 3 5 2 0 0 9 .268 .350 .344
1948 43 Tigers 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .429 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,239 9,140 1,357 2,705 396 109 37 1 842 572 14 345 180 0 41 149 .296 .340 .375
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1929 Athletics LF 1 1 27 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1930 Athletics CF 6 4 114 21 3.5 20 20 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 4.74
1930 Athletics LF 13 7 183 219 16.8 217 216 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 32.02
1930 Athletics RF 2 2 54 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.50
1930 Athletics SS 1 0 14 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1931 Athletics CF 47 45 1,224 130 2.8 128 124 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.82
1931 Athletics LF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1931 Athletics RF 6 6 123 11 1.8 10 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.20
1932 Athletics CF 48 48 1,212 159 3.3 156 152 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.48
1932 Athletics LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1932 Athletics RF 39 36 954 187 4.8 184 181 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.21
1933 Athletics CF 152 152 441 412 2.7 400 387 13 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 24.49
1934 Athletics CF 152 150 3,906 403 2.7 397 385 12 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.74
1935 Athletics CF 149 149 447 446 3.0 435 429 6 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 26.28
1936 Red Sox CF 154 154 456 475 3.1 463 443 20 12 6 n/a n/a n/a .975 27.41
1937 Red Sox CF 133 133 3,471 389 2.9 377 365 12 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.93
1938 Red Sox CF 148 148 432 438 3.0 432 417 15 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 27.00
1938 Red Sox P 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1939 Red Sox CF 135 134 3,525 374 2.8 368 356 12 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.82
1940 Red Sox CF 97 96 2,577 240 2.5 235 229 6 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.46
1940 Red Sox LF 15 15 387 133 8.9 128 126 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 8.93
1940 Red Sox RF 38 38 990 282 7.4 281 278 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .996 7.66
1941 Senators CF 152 152 456 384 2.5 378 369 9 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 22.38
1942 Tigers CF 150 150 4,044 374 2.5 367 352 15 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.45
1943 Tigers CF 138 138 3,681 359 2.6 355 346 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.60
1944 Tigers CF 141 138 3,615 357 2.5 350 337 13 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.61
1945 Tigers CF 140 140 411 324 2.3 321 314 7 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .991 21.09
1946 Tigers CF 50 45 1,155 91 1.8 91 89 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1947 Tigers CF 35 34 804 85 2.4 82 79 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.75
1948 Tigers CF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 2,028 2,011 31,995 5,463 2.7 5,357 5,195 162 106 35 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.52
RF Totals 85 82 2,121 481 5.7 476 469 7 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 6.06
LF Totals 32 23 606 358 11.2 351 348 3 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 15.64
P Totals 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
SS Totals 1 0 14 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
20 Years 2,147 2,116 34,748 6,305 2.9 6,187 6,013 174 118 39 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.81
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1929 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 - - -
1930 Athletics 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 0.0 10.3 13.7 - - -
1931 Athletics 2 1 .667 10 0 n/a 111.5 14.9 11.2 - - -
1932 Athletics 3 1 .750 3 2 n/a 128.0 14.2 8.3 - - -
1933 Athletics 5 4 .556 0 0 n/a 82.6 27.5 8.8 - - -
1934 Athletics 1 5 .167 1 0 n/a 108.2 18.5 14.1 - - -
1935 Athletics 6 7 .462 0 0 n/a 214.7 18.9 9.2 - - -
1936 Red Sox 4 6 .400 0 0 n/a 0.0 32.2 15.7 - - -
1937 Red Sox 8 6 .571 0 0 n/a 0.0 40.0 11.0 - - -
1938 Red Sox 4 9 .308 0 0 n/a 0.0 34.6 9.3 0.33 2.25 6.75
1939 Red Sox 3 3 .500 2 0 n/a 0.0 34.6 10.5 - - -
1940 Red Sox 3 5 .375 0 1 n/a 661.0 22.8 13.0 - - -
1941 Senators 4 1 .800 2 0 n/a 330.0 44.0 10.0 - - -
1942 Tigers 4 4 .500 1 0 n/a 0.0 35.0 14.7 - - -
1943 Tigers 4 3 .571 2 0 n/a 606.0 46.6 14.1 - - -
1944 Tigers 6 5 .545 2 0 n/a 289.0 27.5 13.8 - - -
1945 Tigers 2 9 .182 1 0 n/a 90.2 25.8 9.3 - - -
1946 Tigers 3 0 1.000 18 0 n/a 204.0 25.5 7.8 - - -
1947 Tigers 0 4 .000 38 0 n/a 78.5 31.4 5.2 - - -
1948 Tigers 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 62 73 .459 92 3 n/a 247.0 26.5 10.9 0.33 2.25 6.75
Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1929 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $2,000.00 n/a -
1930 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $2,000.00 n/a -
1931 Philadelphia Athletics 26 $2,500.00 n/a Stats
1932 Philadelphia Athletics 26 $3,500.00 n/a -
1933 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $5,000.00 - -
1934 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $5,000.00 - -
1935 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $7,500.00 Stats -
1936 Boston Red Sox 8 $12,500.00 - -
1937 Boston Red Sox 8 $11,000.00 Stats -
1938 Boston Red Sox 8 $11,000.00 Stats -
1939 Boston Red Sox 8 $12,500.00 Stats -
1940 Boston Red Sox 8 $12,500.00 Stats -
1941 Washington Senators 2 $13,000.00 - -
1942 Detroit Tigers 8 $10,800.00 - -
1943 Detroit Tigers 8 $8,000.00 - -
1944 Detroit Tigers 8 $11,000.00 - -
1945 Detroit Tigers 8 $12,000.00 n/a Stats
1946 Detroit Tigers 8 $12,000.00 - -
1947 Detroit Tigers 8 $12,000.00 - -
1948 Detroit Tigers 8 $12,000.00 - -


What do Jimmie Foxx , Doc Cramer & Kirby Puckett have in common? There are the only three American League players in history to have more than one six-hit game (each had two) during their career! A breakdown of these amazing games appears below:

Jimmie Foxx
Philadelphia Athletics vs. Washington Senators, 05-30-1930 (13 innings)
Philadelphia Athletics at Cleveland Indians, 07-10-1932 (18 innings)
Doc Cramer
Philadelphia Athletics at Chicago White Sox, 06-20-1932 (9 innings)
Philadelphia Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers, 07-13-1935 (9 innings)
Kirby Puckett
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers, 08-30-1987 (9 innings)
Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers, 05-23-1991 (11 innings)

Doc Cramer, Six Hits in a Game
Doc Cramer | The Shamokin Dispatch (Shamokin, PA) | June 21, 1932 | Page Six
Doc Cramer was the first, and to date the only , American League player to go 6-for-6 [ Six Hits in One 9-Inning Game ] in a nine-inning game twice. Foxx and Puckett , both mentioned above, each had two 6-hit games , but each did so in an extra-inning game.

Cramer's National League counterpart is Cal McVey who went 6-for-6 on July 22, 1876, then did it again three days later, on July 25, 1876!

Cramer's six-hit game in 1935 were part of a 214 hit season, the most by a left-handed batter in franchise history ( Athletics ). Only three other lefties in team history had a 200-hit season for the Athletics , none while in Kansas City or Oakland , and they were Frank Baker , Bill Lamar and Wally Moses (2x).

Cramer's at-bats in 1935 were also significant as he finished the season leading the league for the third consecutive season, the first time any American League batter led three times in a row. Cramer tied his own record in 1940, 1941, 1942, then remained alone in the record book until Bobby Richardson tied him 1962, 1963, 1964. The duo seemed safe until Ichiro Suzuki led the American League in at-bats a record setting five consecutive seasons, 2004 through 2008. [ Year by Year Leaders for At Bats ]

Doc Cramer, Six Hits in a Game
Doc Cramer | The Register (Sandusky, OH) | July 14, 1935 | Page Eleven
Including Doc Cramer, only ten players in Major League history have accumulated 2,500+ career hits, yet struck out less than 350 times: Cap Anson (3,011 hits / 321 strikeouts), Frankie Frisch (2,880 hits / 272 strikeouts), George Sisler (2,812 hits / 327 strikeouts), Heinie Manush (2,524 hits / 345 strikeouts), Lave Cross (2,651 hits / 217 strikeouts), Nap Lajoie (3,252 hits / 347 strikeouts), Nellie Fox (2,663 hits / 216 strikeouts), Sam Rice (2,987 hits / 275 strikeouts), and Willie Keeler (2,932 hits / 136 strikeouts). Did you know that every player in that list, except two (Cramer & Cross ), is in the Hall of Fame?

Last-Modified: March 14, 2018 11:54 AM EST

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