Joe Krakauskas

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Joe Krakauskas
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Born: (1915-03-28)March 28, 1915
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: July 8, 1960(1960-07-08) (aged 45)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 9, 1937, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1946, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record26–36
Earned run average4.53

Joseph Victor Lawrence Krakauskas (March 28, 1915 – July 8, 1960) was a Canadian baseball pitcher who played for seven seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Washington Senators from 1937 to 1940 and the Cleveland Indians from 1941 to 1942 and 1946. He is best known for giving up the final hit in Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak in 1941.

He was of Lithuanian descent.[1]


  1. ^ Karnila, Vin. "Lithuanian sportsmen in the US". Retrieved September 29, 2016.

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