Ken Kravec

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Kenneth Peter Kravec

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Ken Kravec had his only career save on May 9, 1979 as a member of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers. He pitched one third of an inning, retiring Lynn Jones on a fly ball to RF. The final score was 5-4.

On August 1 of that same year, he was the last pitcher to face Thurman Munson, striking him out in the top of the 3rd, Munson was replaced by Jim Spencer in the bottom of the inning in an eventual 9-1 win by the New York Yankees. Munson died the next day in a plane crash in Canton, OH.

Kravec was a pitching coach for the Fort Myers Royals in 1987 and Memphis Chicks in 1988.

In 1989, he played for the Bradenton Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. In 1990, Kravec played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the same league. He pitched in 8 games and had a record of 0-1 when the league folded.

In 2011, Kravec was a "Special Assistant to the General Manager" for the Chicago Cubs, a position he had held since at least 2008.

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