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Doc Cramer from the Chronology
Aug 11, 1942 - At Cleveland in the first game of a twi-nighter Indian P Al Milnar has a no-hitter until Doc Cramer singles with 2 out in the 9th. But the duel with Detroit's Tommy Bridges ends in a 14-inning scoreless tie because the rules state the game cannot be continued under the lights. Milnar allows just two hits and his catcher Gene Desautels catches the entire game without a putout (no strikeouts) or assist.
Dec 12, 1940 - Washington sends Gee Walker to the Red Sox for Doc Cramer. Walker is then packed off to Cleveland with P Jim Bagby Jr.‚ OF and C Gene Desautels for C Frankie Pytlak‚ IF Odell Hale and P Joe Dobson. At the end of the War‚ on December 12‚ 1945‚ Bagby will return to the Red Sox. Boston also buys Pete Fox from Detroit.
Aug 2, 1940 - In Detroit the Red Sox pound 14 hits in beating the Tigers 12-9. Shortstop Joe Cronin is 4-for-5 and hits for the cycle the 5th cycle in Sox history. Cronin cycled in 1929 not the first player to cycle twice but the first to do it a decade apart. His 8th inning homer off Archie McKain follows a Doc Cramer triple and ices it for the Sox. Boston also gets homers from Dom DiMaggio and catcher Jimmy Foxx his 23rd. Ted Williams pinch hitting in the 4th draws a walk. Jack Wilson beats Tom Seats with both pitching in relief.
Jun 23, 1940 - In Cleveland 56659 watch the Indians split with Boston. Cleveland wins the opener 4-1 for their 8th win in a row then Boston wins the nitecap 2-0 on two Jim Tabor HRs. In game 1 Ted Williams and Doc Cramer collide chasing a fly ball. Williams is knocked unconscious and the ball goes for an inside-the-park home run.
Aug 30, 1938 - Red Sox center fielder Doc Cramer pitches 4 innings in relief against the Browns giving up two runs in a 5-0 Boston loss. It is Doc's only pitching appearance.
Jul 25, 1936 - The Red Sox tally 20 hits to crush the Tigers 18-3 scoring all their runs in two big innings. The Sox score 6 in the 2nd to drive Tommy Bridges from the mound then tally 12 more in the 5th: it is the 2nd time this month that the Red Sox have score more than 10 runs in an inning. Doc Cramer has 4 Boston hits while three others have three hits. Lefty Grove gives up 9 hits in the easy win.
Jan 4, 1936 - As the 2nd part of the December 10th deal for Jimmie Foxx the Boston Red Sox get outfielder Doc Cramer (.332) and SS Eric "Boob" McNair from the A's for Henry Johnson Al Niemiec and $75000. Even with the free spending and the presence of 20-game winners Ferrell and Grove Boston will finish 6th in 1936.
Dec 10, 1935 - Two Hall of Famers are sold today. Jimmie Foxx‚ along with Johnny Marcum‚ (17-12)‚ is sold by the A's to the Red Sox for $350‚000 (also reported as $250‚000 and $150‚000). Also included in the trade are Roger "Doc" Cramer and Eric McNair‚ but the details on this will not be announced till January. The A's get Gordon Rhodes (2-10) and a minor league catcher George Savino; The 28-year-old Foxx has averaged 41 homers over the past 7 seasons and says about the trade‚ "my dream has come true." After three years in Chicago‚ Al Simmons is sold by the White Sox to the Tigers for $75‚000.
Jul 13, 1935 - The A's Doc Cramer is 6-for-6 in the opener against Detroit tying the AL mark for the 2nd time. He also did it in 1932. Jimmie Foxx is 3-for-3 with a homer and pitcher Johnny Marcum is 4-for-6 as the A's roll 18-5. The Tigers take the nitecap 6-3 as Tommy Bridges wins his 12th. Greenberg clouts his 26th homer in the 2nd game and has 4 RBIs for the day. After 92 games Hammerin Hank has 118 RBIs. The A's Bob Johnson leading the AL with .353 is 3-for-6 in the nitecap with all 3 RBIs.
Jun 10, 1934 - Doc Cramer hits for the cycle but the Yankees still beat the A's 7-3 on Gehrig's 2nd grand slam of the year.
Jun 20, 1932 - Doc Cramer of the A's has 6 hits in consecutive times at bat as Philadelphia outslugs the White Sox 18-11. Cramer will do this again in 1935 the only AL player to repeat the feat. Mule Haas adds a grand slam for the A's while Jimmie Foxx slugs a 3-run homer over the high wall in left center one of longest homers ever at Comiskey Park. Mickey Cochrane has 4 RBIs on 4 hits as the A's bang out 26 safeties.