Jack Kramer

Flunking in four shots with the Browns due to poor control, Kramer got a fifth chance, thanks to the WWII player shortage. He went 17-13 (2.49) for the 1944 pennant winners, adding a complete game victory in Game Three of the WS against the Cardinals. Traded to the Red Sox after 1947, he enjoyed an 18-5 season in ’48, with an AL-best .783 winning percentage. Though he pitched with both pennant-winners in 1951, the Yankees and Giants, he didn’t last to the Series with either.