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 Burleigh Arland Grimes

Burleigh Arland Grimes

Birth
Emerald, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 6 Dec 1985 (aged 92)
Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block 88, Lot 3, Space 2
Memorial ID 2387 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Emerald, Wisconsin, he was a right handed pitcher noted for his un-hitable spitball. On September 10, 1916, he made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates and for 19 seasons (1916-34), he played for the Pittsburg Pirates, Brooklyn Robins, New York Giants, Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and new York Yankees. He lead the National League in strikeouts in 1921, with wins (1921, 1928), was a member of the 1931 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and had five or more twenty win seasons. He ended his playing career with a record of 270 wins, 212 loss, 314 complete games, 35 shutouts, 18 saves, 1512 strikeouts and a 3.53 earned run average. He also managed the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-38) and International League Toronto Leafs, (1942-44), 1952-53), winning the pennant in 1943. In 1954, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. He died at age 92 in Clear Lake, Wisconsin.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burleigh Arland Grimes (18 Aug 1893–6 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2387, citing Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .