Jerry Cram

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Gerald Allen Cram

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Jerry Cram's one big league shining moment came when he chucked eight scoreless innings for the New York Mets on September 11, 1974. Unfortunately, there would be no fanfare or Luther Vandross, as this work came in the span of the 17th to 24th innings of a 25-inning marathon against the St. Louis Cardinals. Cram merely kept the Mets in the game, a game Hank Webb surrendered with a wild pitch to bring Bake McBride home for a 4-3 Cardinal victory. Cram saw his longest look that year: 10 games, 22 1/3 innings and a 1.61 ERA. Originally reaching the horizon with the Kansas City Royals in 1969, the '74 tilt was his first dance back, finishing after a pair of four-appearance seasons with the Mets and Royals over 1975 and 1976.

Jerry's uncle, Jim Rice, was a minor league infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, and Detroit Tigers. After his big league days, Jerry became a pitching coach:

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