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Johnny Patrick Grabowski
Birth: Jan. 7, 1900
Ware
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 23, 1946
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He shared the back-up catching duties for the famed 1927 New York Yankees with Benny Bengough. Playing for three teams during his big league career, he was known more for his defense than his hitting. Starting out with the White Sox in 1924, he was a backup to Hall of Famer Ray Schalk for three seasons. On January 13, 1927 the White Sox traded Grabowski and Ray Morehart to the Yankees for infielder Aaron Ward, who had been part of the Yankees first championship in 1923. Once again Grabowski settled in, in the role of backup. He achieved career highs of 25 and 21 RBI in 1927 and 1928 as the New Yorkers rolled to back to back championship. In 1930 the Yanks released him to the minor league St. Paul Saints of the American Association. His last stop in the majors was with the Tigers in 1931. He also played with Montreal of the International League for three years before he eventually turned to umpiring, gaining a reputation as a very competent minor league arbiter. He died at the age of 46 from burns received in a fire at his home in May of 1946. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Park View Cemetery
Schenectady
Schenectady County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Mar 18, 2006
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Johnny Patrick Grabowski
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Johnny Patrick Grabowski
Added by: Frank Russo
 
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