Spitballer Klepfer went to Cleveland in the 1915 deal that sent Joe Jackson to Chicago
and was 14-4, 2.37 with the 1917 Indians. He spent 1918 in the military and apparently
lost his stuff afterward. His career .048 batting average is the second-worst ever
for a pitcher with at least 100 at-bats.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 22, 1913: Browns rookie Dwight Stone gives up six hits, seven walks and plunks three batters, but still beats the Yankees, 7–0. The visiting New Yorkers strand a modern-ML record 15 runners in the shutout by Stone, who will win just one more game in 1913. Ed Klepfer is the losing pitcher in his only decision of the year. The record will be matched three times and finally topped, in 1994. The NL record of 14 runners stranded in a shutout was set less than two weeks ago by Pittsburgh against Philley.