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Remy Peter Kremer (Wiz)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Ray Kremer had a reputation as a heavy drinker. Bill James compares him to the Hernandez brothers (Orlando and Livan) for his capacity to change arm angles and speeds to get batters out.

Won 22 consecutive starts at home and finished with a career record of 143-85 despite his career not starting until the age of 31.

Was extremely succesful at not allowing hits despite low strikeout rates. As such he is an important counterexample to Voros McCracken's theory that pitchers are only able to exhibit control over strikeouts, walks and home runs allowed and consequently BABIP (batting average on balls in play) is only a function of defense and luck.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 2-time NL ERA Leader (1926 & 1927)
  • 2-time NL Wins Leader (1926 & 1930)
  • NL Winning Percentage Leader (1926)
  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1924)
  • NL Innings Pitched Leader (1930)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1924)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 7 (1924-1930)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1926 & 1930)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1924-1931)
  • Won a World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925

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