Doc Cramer

Doc Cramer autograph
Birthdate 07/22/1905
Death Date 09/09/1990
Debut Year 1929
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers
Position Center Field

Doc Cramer retired as baseball’s all-time leader in outfield putouts and in games played by a centerfielder. He also tallied 2,705 career hits.

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Roger "Doc" Cramer was a 5-time All Star with career 2,705 hits

An outstanding outfielder from 1929-1948, Roger Cramer who led the league in at bats 7 times and singles in five seasons. Cramer hit a career-best .332 in his first All Star season in 1935. In the 13 seasons from 1932-1944 hit exactly .300. He made the All Star team five times during that span, including every season from 1937-1940. When he retired, only 9 men
Doc Cramer hit .308 in seven seasons with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics

Doc Cramer hit .308 in seven seasons with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics

Roger Cramer played his first seven big league seasons under the watchful eye of Connie Mack with the Philadelphia Athletics. During his time with the A’s, Cramer hit .308 and led the league in at bats in each of his three seasons as a regular in Philadelphia. Here Cramer writes about the mana
Doc Cramer was an All Star in four of his five seasons with the Boston Red Sox

Doc Cramer was an All Star in four of his five seasons with the Boston Red Sox

After playing for Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics for seven seasons, Doc Cramer was traded to the Boston Red Sox for two players and $175,000. Cramer made the All Star team in four of his five seasons with Boston, all in a row from 1937-1940. In all, Cramer had 940 hits with the Sox and h
When he retired Doc Cramer held many records for center fielders

When he retired Doc Cramer held many records for center fielders

During his five years in Boston, Doc Cramer led the AL in at bats three times and hits once. Shown here is a young Cramer in the Boston uniform that he wore from 1936-1940. A fine defensive center fielder, Cramer was the league’s all-time leaders in many defensive categories at the time of his retirement. He also stood atop the AL leaderboard in
Doc Cramer led the league in at bats in 1941, his only season with the Washington Senators

Doc Cramer led the league in at bats in 1941, his only season with the Washington Senators

In the collection is this autographed postcard depicting Doc Cramer in his lone season with the Washington Senators in 1941. Though he led the league in at bats that year, Cramer had a subpar showing at the plate, hitting only .273 a full 23 points lower than his lifetime mark. Following the season

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