The Tigers gave Kretlow a $35,000 bonus to sign in January 1946, but he never managed
more than a half-dozen wins in any of his ten ML seasons.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 19, 1951:
The Yankees are victorious when Mickey Mantle hits a 3-run homer off Chicago's Lou Kretlow to win, 5–3. A small crowd of 12,127 watch the game at the Stadium. The two teams have been tied now for 11 days. The Yanks now have nine games left, eight against Boston.
»July 30, 1952:
Journeyman hurler Lou Kretlow fashions his second consecutive 2-hitter, as the White Sox down New York 7-0.