George Farley “Boots” Grantham

George Farley “Boots” Grantham

Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Death 14 Mar 1954 (aged 53)
Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Burial Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 13939850 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The second baseman-first baseman enjoyed seven .300 hitting seasons in as many years with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1925 to 1931. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 1922 until traded on October 24, 1924 with pitcher Vic Aldridge and first baseman Al Niehaus to the Pirates for first baseman Charlie Grimm, shortstop Rabbit Maranville and pitcher Wilbur Cooper. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound left-handed batter hit .326 with 24 doubles in 1925. He appeared in the first four games of the World Series that year against Washington, batting .133 (2 for 15). Manager Bill McKechnie benched him with the club down three games to one. Stuffy McInnis took his place, and the Pirates took the next three games for the title. Grantham hit .318 with 13 triples in 1926 and .305 with 92 runs scored in 1927. He batted .364 (4 for 11) in the 1927 Fall Classic, but the New York Yankees pulled a four-game sweep. He continued his run with the Pirates by hitting .323 with 93 runs scored in 1928. His most productive season was 1930, when he batted .324 with career highs in doubles (34), triples (14), homers (18), runs scored (120) and RBIs (99). He hit .305 in 1931 and .292 with the Pirates and Cincinnati in 1932. The Reds traded him to the New York Giants on November 15, 1933 for pitcher Glenn Spencer. For his 13-year career he hit .302 with 292 doubles, 93 triples, 105 homers, 712 RBIs and 132 stolen bases. He wound up playing 848 games at second base, 507 at first base, 19 in the outfield and 14 at third base.

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 13 Apr 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Farley “Boots” Grantham (20 May 1900–14 Mar 1954), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13939850, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .