When occured: 
Wed, 1960-06-08

On June 8, 1950, the Kansas City A’s sign pitcher Lew Krausse to a $125,000 bonus, the largest in major league history. The 18-year-old right-hander pitched 18 no-hitters in high school and once struck out 24 batters in a game.


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  • Anonymous said: This Lew Krausse was only 7 years old in 1950 - he didn't make his Major League debut until June 16 1961 with the A's (all other info above is correct). His father played 1931-1932. No other Krausse played in the Major Leagues. 1:32PM 11/15/11
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