Kravec led White Sox pitchers in strikeouts from 1977 to 1979. He was 15-13 in 1979,
his best season. Back problems reduced his effectiveness from 1980 through the end
of his career.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 3, 1982:
St. Louis edges the Cubs, 5–4, in 14 innings after both clubs score in the 13th. Julio Gonzalez, who took over at 2B in the 3rd inning has three runs and four hits, including a game winning leadoff home run in the 14th off Ken Kravec. Cubs starter Doug Bird gets no decision but ends the year at 9–14, his first losing season after nine none-losing,. This streak ties him with seven post-war pitchers: Erskine Ford, Pappas, Seaver, Marichal, Clemens, Hershiser.