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Twins Trade Kralick of No-Hit Fame to Indians for Jim Perry

May 2, 1963 - The Minnesota Twins today traded Jack Kralick to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Perry. No cash was involved. Kralick, a big left-hander, hurled a no-hit 1-0 victory last Aug. 26 (pictured) over the Kansas City Athletics. But he was won only one of five games so far this season. He was routed yesterday by the Boston Red Sox. His only triumph was a three-hit shutout over the Washington Senators. In four seasons with Cleveland, Perry compiled a 52-49 record with an earned-run average of 3.85. In 1960, he was voted the American League sophomore of the year, and in 1961 he was named to the American League All-Star squad for the first game, but he didn’t play. This season, the 26-year-old Perry has relieved in five games and has no decisions. Kralick’s no-hitter in 1962 was a near perfect game. He allowed no baserunners until, with one out in the ninth, Kansas City pinch hitter George Alusik walked on a 3-2 pitch. “I was not shocked when I heard of the trade,” Kralick said today. “There had been a great deal of talk that I’d be traded.” Kralick said he would enjoy pitching in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium because the park is a large one. “I just bought a new home here and still plan to live in Minneapolis during the off-season,” he said.


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