One of the leading pitchers during the 1940s handsome Jack Kramer mixed a fastball, a curve and a change up to baffle opposing batters. A pitching moundstay he worked 211.2 innings as a rookie in 1939 for the last place St Louis Browns, 43-111 record, completing 10 of 31 starts plus nine relief appearances en-route to a 9-16 record. The 6 ft 2 inch, 190-pound right-hander worked over 190 innings in six seasons of his 12-year major league career.
In 1944 Jack Kramer posted a 17-13 record with a very fine 2.49 ERA and complete 18-of 31 starts which helped the win the AL pennant. In the 1944 World Series Jack Kramer started Game 3 and 6-2 win over their archrivals, the St Louis Cardinals. He pitched a complete game, yielded just 7 hits and no earned runs. In Game 6 he pitched the last 2 innings in relief, allowing 2 hits and no runs in a losing cause as the Cardinals took the Championship in 6 games. In the Series Jack Kramer struck out 12 batters in 11 innings.
The mainstay of the St Louis Browns thru the 1940s, he led the team in wins twice and in the 1946 All-Star Game, Jack Kramer pitched the final 3 innings and held the National League to no hits and no runs, and collected a relief save for his splendid work.
Much to the dislike of Browns fans Jack Kramer was traded to the Red Sox prior to the start of the 1948 season and responded by leading the team in wins, 18-5 record, and his .783 winning percentage led all major league pitchers. However, the star of the Boston Red Sox pitching staff was sidelined in the second half of the next season with an arm injury, and his career fell off from then on. Baseball Historian