Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer was born in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ in 1905. Folk lure tell us that by the age of eight he began to follow baseball obsessively. Later on he played baseball on the Beach Haven sandlots with family and friends and when he wasn’t playing baseball he was making the ’rounds’ with a local medical doctor, thus his nickname ‘Doc.’
In 1928 backup catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cy Perkins was asked to umpire a semipro-game and, in the event he witnessed any talented players, he was instructed to let the Athletics manager know. And that’s when it all started! In 1929 Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer began his professional baseball career playing centerfield for the Philadelphia Athletics. Due to economic difficulties the Athletics later traded Cramer to the Boston Red Sox. Cramer was voted onto the American League All-Star team in 1937, 38, 39 and 1940. In 1940 the Red Sox traded him to the Washington Senators. Cramer played one year for the Senators and was then traded to the Detroit Tigers where he eventually closed out his playing career in 1948. He stayed involved as a coach for Detroit and then coached for the Chicago White Sox in 1951. In 1953 Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer left major league baseball and went back home to Manahawkin, NJ where he built a home for his wife and children.
Our client had the honor and privilege of knowing and often visiting Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer during his tenure as a major league baseball player. Cramer items in the August 9th multi-estate auction are just a small part of his vast Roger ‘Doc’ Cramer collection.
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