Doc Cramer

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Cramer was nicknamed “Flit”, which was the name of a popular insecticide, by sportswriter Jimmy Isaminger for his great ability to judge fly balls; in other words, he was death to flies. Indeed, he led AL outfielders in putouts in 1936 and 1938. He was twenty years too late: had he debuted in 1909 instead of 1929, his skills would have bene much more appreciated. Doc was a singles hitter with good speed, a perfect talent had he played in the deadball era.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Boston Red Sox

playing career

1929—1948

nickname

Flit

Born

July 22, 1905, in Beach Haven, NJ

died

September 9, 1990, in Manahawkin, NJ, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

6-2 / 185
Average HOF CF
Hitting
60
Power
30
Running
60
Fielding
50
Throwing
50
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Similar players
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-18-1929
FINAL GAME
5-12-1948
CAREER AGE
23-42
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

12.2

career value

WAR7

13.0

long peak

WAR5C

10.3

prime

WAR3

8.3

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

219.7

career value

WIN shares 7

116.6

long peak

Win SHares 5C

95.8

prime

Win SHares 3

54.1

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#18

1929—1948

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#91
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
UNRANKED
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.296
Batting Average
.340
On-Base Percentage
.375
Slugging Percentage
3
home runs per season
4
Stolen Bases per season