Lew Krausse, Jr.

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1943 –


Who is Lew Krausse, Jr.?

Lewis Bernard Krausse, Jr. is a reti Major League Baseball pitcher from Media, Pennsylvania. He played for the Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves.

Krausse was a schoolboy star from Little League to high school, signing a $125,000 bonus contract with the Athletics. A week after signing, he pitched a six-hit shutout against the expansion Los Angeles Angels.

Krausse pitched in a total of 321 games in his career, 167 as a starting pitcher. His career win/loss record was 68–91, he pitched 1284 total innings, with 1205 hits allowed, 721 strikeouts and 493 walks allowed. His earned run average was 4.00.

His best overall season was in 1966 with Kansas City when his record was 14–9 with a 2.99 ERA. That season his victory total was sixth best in the American League and his 2.99 ERA was ninth best. When he made his debut in 1961 at the age of 18, he was the youngest player in the Major Leagues that season.

On August 18, 1967, he was suspended by Athletics' owner Charlie Finley for rowdyism and conduct unbecoming a major league player. This was part of the "war" between Finley and some of his players.

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Apr 25, 1943
Lived in
  • Media

on July 23, 2013


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