The 5'10" Crowder topped the AL in winning percentage for the Browns in 1928 (21-5,
.808). In 1930 St. Louis traded him with Heinie Manush for Goose Goslin
of the Senators.
Crowder led the AL in wins with Washington in 1932 (26-13) and 1933 (24-15). Selected
to play in the first All-Star Game
in '33, he hurled three innings for the victorious
AL. Pitching for the Tigers in Game Four of the 1935 World Series
, Crowder beat the
Cubs 2-1; Detroit took the Series in six games. His nickname came from General Enoch
Crowder, originator of America's WWI draft lottery.