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Burleigh Grimes

  • American athlete
  • Born August 9, 1893
  • Died December 6, 1985

Burleigh Arland Grimes (August 18, 1893 – December 6, 1985) was an American professional baseball player, and the last pitcher officially permitted to throw the spitball. Grimes made the most of this advantage and he won 270 games and pitched in four World Series over the course of his 19-year career. He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1954, and to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.


Why is it there are so many nice guys interested in baseball? Not me, I was a real bastard when I played.




The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub - he doesn't try to do it all himself.



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