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    Feb 26, 1950 - The Red Sox sell pitcher Jack Kramer to the Giants for $25‚000. Kramer will charge the Sox with railroading him out of the league because of his differences with manager Joe McCarthy.

    May 5, 1949 - At Cleveland‚ Bob Feller‚ making his first start since pitching two innings in the season opener and coming up with a sore shoulder‚ beats the Red Sox‚ 7-3. The Tribe scores six in the 2nd inning‚ including Ken Keltner's three run homer off Jack Kramer. On the next pitch‚ Minnie Minoso making his second start‚ hits his first major-league homer. Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr hit 8th-inning homers for Boston‚ while Joe Gordon adds a homer in the 5th for Cleveland.

    Oct 2, 1948 - The Red Sox‚ a game in back of the Indians‚ host the Yankees in a critical match for both teams. Ted Williams gives Boston a two-run lead in the 1st with a HR off a Tommy Byrne fast ball‚ and Jack Kramer posts his 18th win in beating New York 5-1. For Kramer‚ it is his 5th win of the year over the Yanks. New York can now finish no better than 2nd place.

    Sep 25, 1948 - Boston's Jack Kramer scatters seven hits and the Sox beat up on Allie Reynolds‚ sending the Chief to the showers in the 4th inning. The Red Sox win‚ 7-2.

    Aug 3, 1948 - Jack Kramer leaves in the 3rd inning with a sore shoulder but still is credited with his 11th straight win as the Red Sox (58-40) pound the Browns‚ 15-8. Williams hits his 19th HR and Vern Stephens drives in 3 runs.

    Jul 29, 1948 - The Red Sox rout the Tigers‚ 8-1‚ behind Jack Kramer's 10th straight win. Billy Goodman's grand slam‚ along with homers by Kramer and Bobby Doerr‚ pace the attack. The victory extends the Red Sox AL-lead to a half-game over the idle A's.

    Jul 10, 1948 - For the 6th time this year‚ Vern Stephens and Bobby Doerr of the Red Sox hit back-to-back homers as Boston beats the 2nd-place A's‚ 4-0. Jack Kramer scatters 9 hits in the shutout to win his 7th straight. Ted Williams sits out the game with a damaged ligament‚ the result of being hit in the ribs while playfully sparring with Sam Mele on the train down from Boston yesterday.

    Nov 17, 1947 - In a major deal that helps the Red Sox‚ Boston ships Roy ParteeJim WilsonAl WidmarEddie Pellagrini‚ Pete Layden and Joe Ostrowski and $310‚000 to the Browns for Jack Kramer and Vern Stephens. Stephens will lead the AL in RBIs in 2 of the next 3 seasons‚ collecting over 400 (430) RBIs in three years. No player will match that for the next fifty years.

    Oct 6, 1944 - The Browns take a 2-1 game lead with a 6-2 victory for Jack Kramer‚ who fans 10. Five singles and a wild pitch by Fred Schmidt give the Browns 4 runs in the 3rd.

    Sep 29, 1944 - The Browns are last in the AL in attendance‚ and only 6‚172 fans watch St. Louis sweep the critical Friday night doubleheader. With the help of Jack McQuillan's two run homer‚ Jack Kramer takes the opener 4-1. In the nitecap‚ Nels Potter wins a 1-0 shutout over the Yankees Hank Borowy‚ even though St. Louis batters get but 2 hits.

    Sep 16, 1944 - Jack Kramer pitches a brilliant one-hitter to give the Browns a 9-0 win over the White Sox and give St. Louis a half game lead in front of the Yankees‚ losers to the A's. Ray Schalk's single in the 4th is the only hit.

    Sep 9, 1944 - The wobbling Browns lose to the White Sox‚ 2-1‚ in 14 innings and are now in 3rd place‚ a half game in back of Detroit. Jack Kramer pitches 12 innings for the Browns and accounts for the only St. Louis run with an 8th inning homer. Ed Lopat goes all the way for the win.

    Sep 3, 1944 - After losing 13 of 17 games and dropping from first place‚ the Browns turn back their principal rival‚ the Tigers‚ 4-1‚ behind Jack Kramer. The Browns thwart Dizzy Trout try for his 24th win and now lead the rampaging Yankees-winners of a pair from Washington-by just a half game.

    Jun 13, 1944 - The Browns stay 1 1/2 games in front of Boston by scoring 3 runs in the 9th to beat the host White Sox‚ 5-3. Jack Kramer is the winner over Eddie Lopat. Playing in his final game‚ veteran outfielder Frank Demaree is 0-for-3 to drop his 12-year career average from .29954 to .29947‚ preventing him from finishing with a .300 average.

    Apr 29, 1944 - Following Nelson Potter's win yesterday‚ Jack Kramer pitches the Brown's to their AL record 9th straight win to start the season. The 3-1 win over the Indians gives the first place Browns a 3 1/2 game lead.

    Apr 24, 1944 - The Browns sweep the White Sox‚ winning 5-2 and 4-3‚ to extend their season-opening winning streak to six games. Jack Kramer is the winner in the opener‚ aiding his cause with a two-run homer.

    Apr 18, 1944 - At Detroit‚ the Browns win their 8th straight Opening Day game‚ beating the Tigers‚ 2-1. Jack Kramer tops Dizzy Trout‚ with Pinky Higgins and Vern Stephens matching homers.

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