Friday, September 21, 2012

RIP - Jack Kralick

Former Twins' and Indians' pitcher Jack Kralick passed away in Mexico on September 18th, at age 77.

In 1961, Kralick moved to Minnesota with the rest of the 1960 Senators, and pitched the first no-hitter in Twins' history on August 26, 1962. (He lost a perfect game with 1 out in the 9th inning.)

In 1963 Jack was traded to the Indians for Jim Perry.  Kralick was traded to the Mets in May 1967 but did not play for the remainder of the season due to being in a car accident.  He retired before the 1968 season.


and an appreciation from the DC Baseball blog

1 comment:

Douglas said...

One of the best baseball and Twins fan I know of will be sad by his passing. He was at Jack's no hitter and still has memorabilia from game.