LHP 1959-67 Senators, Twins, Indians
On August 26, 1962, pitching for Minnesota, Kralick no-hit the Athletics 1-0, retiring
the first 25 batters. Traded to Cleveland for Jim Perry the following year, he recorded
a career-high 14 wins. (JCA)
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 4, 1961:
At Metropolitan Stadium, the Twins sweep a pair from the White Sox, winning the opener 64 when Julio Becquer hits a 9th inning grand slam as a pinch hitter. Cal McLish shuts out the Twins in game 2 until the 8th inning when the Twins score 4 runs, 2 on Harmon Killebrew's only career inside-the-park-HR, off McLish. Appropriately, it is the Metros first IPHR. The Twins win, 42, behind Jack Kralick.
» August 30, 1961: Mickey Mantle connects for #47, off the Twins Jim Kaat, as the Yanks win, 40. He'll hit #48 tomorrow, off Jack Kralick, in the Twins, 43 win.
» August 26, 1962: The Twins Jack Kralick no-hits the A's and wins, 10, on Lenny Green's sacrifice fly off Bill Fischer. A 32 walk to George Alusik with one out in the 9th spoils the bid for a perfect game. Alusik had beaten Kralick with a 2-run home run on August 8.
» May 2, 1963: The Twins trade P Jack Kralick to Cleveland for P Jim Perry.
» August 14, 1966:
The Yanks sweep two from the Indians, winning the nitecap, 64. The Indians help in the 2nd game by making six errors in one inning, one short of the record. Mickey Mantle helps with a homer, off lefty Jack Kralick, but he'll sit the next 12 days after reinjuring his knee.