|Although not, as yet, a member of the Hall of Fame, center fielder Roger 'Doc' Cramer was an accomplished all-around ballplayer. He lined 2,705 lifetime hits, played on three straight pennant winning Philadelphia Athletic teams (1929-1932) and, at age 40, in 1945 helped lead the Detroit Tigers over the Cubs in the World Series by lining 11 singles, hitting .379 with 7 runs scored and four RBIs.
Known for his speed and his ability to hit the ball to all fields, Doc Cramer hit over .300 eight times, collected 200 or more hits three times, and from 1932 to 1940 never hit below .290. A lifetime .296 hitter, Cramer scored 1,357 runs and finished with a outstanding .340 on-base-pct.
He made the All-Star team in 1935, was traded away to the Red Sox in 1936 and was named to All-Star teams every year from 1937-40. He scored 90 or more runs for nine consecutive seasons, 1933 thru 1941, his high being 116 in 1938.
An outstanding, fielding center fielder, Cramer still ranks among the top 10 all-time in career putouts. Doc Cramer lifetime: 296 BA, 396 Ds, 109 Ts, 37 HR, 1357 Runs, 842 RBIs, 672 SB, 572 Ws, 345 Ks, 2,705 Hits in 9140 at bats. baseballhistorian.com