Flunking in four shots with the Browns due to poor control, Kramer got a fifth chance,
thanks to the WWII player shortage. He went 17-13 (2.49) for the 1944 pennant winners,
adding a complete game victory in Game Three of the WS against the Cardinals. Traded
to the Red Sox after 1947, he enjoyed an 18-5 season in '48, with an AL-best .783
winning percentage. Though he pitched with both pennant-winners in 1951, the Yankees
and Giants, he didn't last to the Series with either.