» September 3, 1944:
After losing 13 of 17 games and dropping from first
place, the Browns turn back their principal rival,
the Tigers, behind Jack Kramer. Two days later, neither
St. Louis nor Detroit is at the AL top. It's the Yankees,
who have come from nowhere.
» September 16, 1944:
Jack Kramer's one-hitter against the White Sox puts
the Browns back into first place.
» September 29, 1944:
The Browns are last in the AL in attendance,
and only 6,172 fans watch St. Louis sweep the doubleheader.
Jack Kramer wins the opener 4-1, and Nels Potter
wins a 1-0 shutout over the Yankees Hank Borowy,
even though St. Louis batters get but 2 hits. In Detroit,
the Tigers split with 2 of the Washington knuckleballers,
beating Johnny Niggeling 5-2 in the opener but
losing to Mickey Haefner 9-2 in the nightcap.
» October 6, 1944:
The Browns take a 2-1 game lead with a 62
victory for Jack Kramer, who fans 10. Five singles
and a wild pitch by Fred Schmidt give the Browns 4
runs in the 3rd.
» November 17, 1947: In a major deal that helps the Red Sox, Boston ships
Roy Partee, Jim Wilson, Al Widmar, Eddie Pellagrini,
Pete Layden and Joe Owstrowski and $310,000 to the
Browns for Jack Kramer and Vern Stephens. Stephens
will lead the AL in RBI in 2 of the next 3 seasons
while averaging 33 HRs each year.
» November 18, 1947: The Red Sox acquire All-Star SS Vern Stephens and
pitchers Jack Kramer and Ellis Kinder from the Browns
in exchange for 10 players and $375,000.
» July 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 nine 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.
» July 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 American League-lead to a half-game over the idle A's.
» August 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 home run and Vern Stephens drives in three runs.
» 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.
» February 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.