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Burleigh GRIMES (HOF)

Biography

A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “Ol’ Stubblebeard” was the last spittballer with legal status in Major League baseball. In 1920, when the Big Leagues banned the wet pitch, they grandfathered in nearly two dozen spitballers. With the Pirates in 1934, Burleigh spat out the Slippery Elm for good. Burleigh compiled 270 wins for his career against 212 losses, along with massive amounts of games started, complete games, and innings pitched. He’s now the field general for the Dodgers, who finished 6th last year, winning only 62 games. Maybe Burleigh will teach them a trick or two.

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Stats

Birth Date: August 18, 1893
Birth Location: Emerald, WI
Death Date: December 6, 1985
Death Location: Clear Lake WI, USA
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 10, 1916
Final Game Date: September 20, 1934
Years Played: 23
Games Played: 632
At Bats: 1
Runs: 157
Hits: 380
Doubles: 62
Triples: 11
Home Runs: 2
RBIs: 168
Stolen Bases: 15
Base on Balls: 69
Batting Average: 0.248
Position: Pitcher



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