Jack Kramer Stats

Jack Kramer was born on Saturday, January 5, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kramer was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 25, 1939, with the St. Louis Browns. 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 Jack Kramer baseball stats page.

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"Kramer had Hollywood-good looks and by now had a reputation as a clotheshorse. It was said that he couldn't pass a mirror without stopping to admire himself. He apparently also had quite a pair of rabbit ears. One afternoon in 1944 the Indians , led by one of their coaches Del Baker , were quickly on his case, giving him a considerable going over from their dugout. In the second inning, Kramer plunked player-manager Lou Boudreau in the ribs with a fastball. As Boudreau trotted to first, Jack strolled over toward the first-base line and said, 'If you don't keep those guys on the bench quiet, I'll stick one in your ear the next time you come to bat.'" - Baseball Historian C. Paul Rogers III (SABR Baseball Biography Project, 'Jack Kramer', link )

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#181)

Jack Kramer Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#181)

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Birth Name:
John Henry Kramer
Nickname:
Jack - Handsome Jack
Born On:
01-05-1918  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-18-1995 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Metairie, Louisiana
Cemetery:
Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
High School:
Peters High School (New Orleans, LA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-25-1939 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-22-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Pitching Stats

1939 21 Browns 40 31 5 9 16 .360 5.83 10 2 0 211.2 998 269 137 150 18 127 2 68 9 3 0 -
1940 22 Browns 16 9 4 3 7 .300 6.26 1 0 0 64.2 293 86 45 48 4 26 0 12 4 0 0 -
1941 23 Browns 29 3 14 4 3 .571 5.16 0 0 2 59.1 284 69 34 48 5 40 1 20 1 0 0 -
1943 25 Browns 3 0 2 0 0 .000 8.00 0 0 0 9.0 46 11 8 8 0 8 0 4 2 1 0 -
1944 26 Browns 33 31 2 17 13 .567 2.49 18 1 0 257.0 1,058 233 71 94 3 75 7 124 2 1 2 -
1945 27 Browns 29 25 3 10 15 .400 3.36 15 3 2 193.0 836 190 72 85 13 73 1 99 2 0 0 -
1946 28 Browns 31 28 2 13 11 .542 3.19 13 3 0 194.2 818 190 69 84 6 68 5 69 4 0 2 -
1947 29 Browns 33 28 3 11 16 .407 4.97 9 1 1 199.1 867 206 110 123 16 89 2 77 4 2 0 -
1948 30 Red Sox 29 29 0 18 5 .783 4.35 14 2 0 205.0 891 233 99 104 12 64 2 72 3 0 0 -
1949 31 Red Sox 21 18 2 6 8 .429 5.16 7 2 1 111.2 496 126 64 70 8 49 1 24 2 1 1 -
1950 32 Giants 35 9 13 3 6 .333 3.53 1 0 1 86.2 390 91 34 46 6 39 0 27 1 2 0 -
1951 33 Giants 4 1 2 0 0 .000 15.43 0 0 0 4.2 26 11 8 8 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 -
1951 33 Yankees 19 3 7 1 3 .250 4.65 0 0 0 40.2 190 46 21 27 1 21 0 15 1 0 1 -
12 Years 322 215 59 95 103 .480 4.24 88 14 7 1,637.1 7,193 1,761 772 895 92 682 21 613 35 10 6 -

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Hitting Stats

1939 21 Browns 40 66 6 9 2 0 1 0 6 7 0 17 7 0 0 1 .136 .219 .212
1940 22 Browns 16 20 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 .050 .208 .100
1941 23 Browns 29 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .429 .000
1943 25 Browns 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
1944 26 Browns 33 85 6 14 2 0 2 0 6 8 0 21 1 0 1 2 .165 .245 .259
1945 27 Browns 29 61 4 9 2 0 0 0 6 11 0 21 7 0 0 3 .148 .278 .180
1946 28 Browns 31 59 7 8 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 25 8 0 0 0 .136 .215 .153
1947 29 Browns 33 62 3 7 1 0 0 0 2 8 0 25 5 0 0 1 .113 .214 .129
1948 30 Red Sox 29 73 7 11 1 0 1 0 8 10 0 21 7 0 0 1 .151 .253 .205
1949 31 Red Sox 21 35 4 9 1 0 0 0 3 9 0 13 2 0 0 1 .257 .409 .286
1950 32 Giants 35 20 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 5 1 0 0 1 .100 .280 .250
1951 33 Giants 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1951 33 Yankees 19 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100
12 Years 322 501 43 72 12 0 5 0 39 76 0 162 40 0 1 10 .144 .258 .198

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Fielding Stats

1939 Browns P 40 31 635 43 1.1 41 7 34 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.74
1940 Browns P 16 9 194 18 1.1 17 2 15 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.37
1941 Browns P 29 3 178 19 0.7 16 2 14 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .842 2.43
1943 Browns P 3 0 27 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1944 Browns P 33 31 771 75 2.3 72 10 62 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.52
1945 Browns P 29 25 579 50 1.7 49 10 39 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.28
1946 Browns P 31 28 584 45 1.5 44 12 32 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.03
1947 Browns P 33 28 598 47 1.4 45 7 38 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.03
1948 Red Sox P 29 29 615 32 1.1 31 5 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.36
1949 Red Sox P 21 18 335 22 1.0 22 3 19 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.77
1950 Giants P 35 9 260 24 0.7 24 10 14 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
1951 Giants P 4 1 14 2 0.5 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1951 Yankees P 19 3 122 9 0.5 6 3 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.33
P Totals 322 215 4,912 388 1.2 371 73 298 17 23 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.04
12 Years 322 215 4,912 388 1.2 371 73 298 17 23 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.04

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 66.0 3.9 11.0 0.54 2.89 5.40
1940 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 20.0 0.46 1.67 3.62
1941 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.50 3.03 6.07
1943 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.50 4.00 8.00
1944 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 42.5 4.0 14.2 1.65 4.34 2.63
1945 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 10.2 1.36 4.62 3.40
1946 Browns 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 19.7 1.01 3.19 3.14
1947 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 31.0 0.87 3.48 4.02
1948 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 73.0 3.5 9.1 1.13 3.16 2.81
1949 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 11.7 0.49 1.93 3.95
1950 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 20.0 4.0 10.0 0.69 2.80 4.05
1951 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 3.86 5.79
1951 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.71 3.32 4.65
12 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 100.2 3.1 12.8 0.90 3.37 3.75

Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 St. Louis Browns 30 $2,400.00 - -
1940 St. Louis Browns 19 $4,500.00 - -
1941 St. Louis Browns 19 $4,500.00 - -
1943 St. Louis Browns 27 $3,600.00 - -
1944 St. Louis Browns 19 $5,000.00 - Stats
1945 St. Louis Browns 19 $9,500.00 n/a -
1946 St. Louis Browns 35 $8,500.00 Stats -
1947 St. Louis Browns 21 $14,000.00 Stats -
1948 Boston Red Sox 18 $17,000.00 - -
1949 Boston Red Sox 18 $25,000.00 - -
1950 New York Giants 33 $22,000.00 - -
1951 New York Giants 33 $17,500.00 - -
1951 New York Yankees 18 "     " - -
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Did you know that Jack Kramer is one of only eight players in Major League history to have played for both the American and National League teams that reached the World Series during the same season? Did you know that of the elite eight, only three of them actually appeared in a World Series game for one of the two teams (they appear below in bold print)?

In 1948 , Jack Kramer won nine consecutive starts ( Jack Kramer 1948 Game by Game Pitching Logs ), had a no-decision, then won two more in a row - an impressive 11-game winning streak that helped him finish the season with an American League leading .783 winning percentage. Kramer was the seventh Boston Red Sox pitcher to lead the league, joining Dave Ferriss (.806 in 1946 ), Tex Hughson (.783 in 1944 ), Lefty Grove (.778 in 1938 ), Sam Jones (.762 in 1918 ), Joe Wood (.750 in 1915 ) and Cy Young (.757 in 1903 ).

Jack Kramer, One Hitter
Jack Kramer One-Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Sedalia Democrat | September 17, 1944 | Page 7
On September 16, 1944 , Roy Schalk hit a single in the fourth inning off Jack Kramer at Sportsman's Park - the only hit Handsome Jack allowed that day [newspaper story above].

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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