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Full Name: Burleigh Arland Grimes Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/175 First Game: September 10, 1916
Birthdate: August 18, 1893 Final Game: September 20, 1934
Birthplace: Emerald, Wisconsin MLB Experience: 19 years
Died: December 6, 1985
Deathplace: Clear Lake, Wisconsin
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964


Biography

Born on August 18, 1893 in Emerald, Wisconsin, Burleigh Grimes (Burleigh Arland Grimes) played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees over the course of his 19 year career. Grimes broke into the bigs on September 10, 1916 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and put up a 3.53 ERA in 194 innings pitched in 1917, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Burleigh Grimes's best season was 1920, when he posted a 2.22 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 131 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1916 PIT N 6 5 2 3 2.36 20 19 12 4 0 0 45.2 40 1 10 0 1 0
1917 PIT N 37 17 3 16 3.53 72 101 76 8 1 0 194 186 5 70 0 5 6
1918 BRO N 40 30 19 9 2.14 113 94 64 19 7 1 269.2 210 3 76 0 11 4
1919 BRO N 25 21 10 11 3.47 82 97 70 13 1 0 181.1 179 2 60 0 7 3
1920 BRO N 40 33 23 11 2.22 131 101 75 25 5 2 303.2 271 5 67 0 9 4
1921 BRO N 37 35 22 13 2.83 136 120 95 30 2 0 302.1 313 6 76 0 6 5
1922 BRO N 36 34 17 14 4.76 99 157 137 18 1 1 259 324 17 84 2 6 7
1923 BRO N 39 38 21 18 3.58 119 165 130 33 2 0 327 356 9 100 0 6 11
1924 BRO N 38 36 22 13 3.82 135 161 132 30 1 1 310.2 351 15 91 0 5 6
1925 BRO N 33 31 12 19 5.04 73 164 138 19 0 0 246.2 305 15 102 0 8 7
1926 BRO N 30 29 12 13 3.71 64 114 93 18 1 0 225.1 238 4 88 0 4 5
1927 NY N 39 34 19 8 3.54 102 116 102 15 2 2 259.2 274 12 87 0 4 4
1928 PIT N 48 37 25 14 2.99 97 146 110 28 4 3 330.2 311 11 77 0 3 9
1929 PIT N 33 29 17 7 3.13 62 108 81 18 2 2 232.2 245 11 70 0 0 4
1930 STL N 22 19 13 6 3.01 58 66 51 10 1 0 152.1 174 5 43 0 7 4
1930 BOS N 11 9 3 5 7.35 15 53 40 1 0 0 49 72 4 22 0 0 3
1930 TOT N 33 28 16 11 4.07 73 119 91 11 1 0 201.1 246 9 65 0 7 7
1931 STL N 29 28 17 9 3.65 67 97 86 17 3 0 212.1 240 11 59 0 2 10
1932 CHI N 30 18 6 11 4.78 36 89 75 5 1 1 141.1 174 8 50 0 2 1
1933 STL N 4 3 0 1 5.27 4 13 8 0 0 1 13.2 15 1 8 0 1 1
1933 CHI N 17 7 3 6 3.49 12 29 27 3 1 3 69.2 71 2 29 0 3 1
1933 TOT N 21 10 3 7 3.78 16 42 35 3 1 4 83.1 86 3 37 0 4 2
1934 STL N 4 0 2 1 3.52 1 3 3 0 0 0 7.2 5 1 2 0 0 0
1934 PIT N 8 4 1 2 7.24 9 24 22 0 0 0 27.1 36 0 10 0 1 1
1934 NY A 10 0 1 2 5.50 5 11 11 0 0 1 18 22 0 14 0 1 1
1934 Total 22 4 4 5 6.11 15 38 36 0 0 1 53 63 1 26 0 2 2
1934 TOT N 12 4 3 3 6.43 10 27 25 0 0 0 35 41 1 12 0 1 1
Total NL 606 497 269 210 3.52 1507 2037 1627 314 35 17 4161.2 4390 148 1281 2 91 96
Total AL 10 0 1 2 5.50 5 11 11 0 0 1 18 22 0 14 0 1 1
Total 616 497 270 212 3.53 1512 2048 1638 314 35 18 4179.2 4412 148 1295 2 92 97

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1916 PIT N P 6 0 0 1 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .850
1917 PIT N P 37 0 0 9 62 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .922
1918 BRO N P 40 0 0 12 94 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1919 BRO N P 25 0 0 12 50 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1920 BRO N P 40 0 0 17 95 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1921 BRO N P 37 35 302.1 17 89 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1922 BRO N P 36 34 259 12 79 6 2 0 3 28 22 1 .938
1923 BRO N P 39 0 0 16 101 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 .921
1924 BRO N P 38 0 0 25 91 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1925 BRO N P 33 0 0 18 92 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 .940
1926 BRO N P 30 0 0 4 72 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1927 NY N P 39 0 0 16 71 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1928 PIT N P 48 0 0 9 106 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1929 PIT N P 33 0 0 10 65 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1930 STL N P 22 0 0 5 37 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1930 BOS N P 11 0 0 3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1930 TOT N P 33 0 0 8 47 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1931 STL N P 29 0 0 16 57 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1932 CHI N P 30 0 0 12 33 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1933 STL N P 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1933 CHI N P 17 0 0 6 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1933 TOT N P 21 0 0 6 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1934 STL N P 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1934 PIT N P 8 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1934 NY A P 10 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1934 Total P 22 0 0 5 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1934 TOT N P 12 0 0 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 616 69 561.1 225 1252 71 74 0 3 28 22 1 .954

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1916 PIT N 6 17 1 3 0 0 .176 .176 .176 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0
1917 PIT N 42 69 7 16 0 4 .232 .254 .275 3 0 2 18 0 4 2 0 0
1918 BRO N 41 90 5 18 0 4 .200 .226 .244 2 1 3 14 0 6 2 0 0
1919 BRO N 26 69 8 17 0 12 .246 .246 .304 4 0 0 10 0 2 1 0 0
1920 BRO N 43 111 9 34 0 16 .306 .358 .432 8 3 8 21 1 6 2 0 0
1921 BRO N 37 114 10 27 1 11 .237 .256 .316 6 0 2 16 1 4 1 0 0
1922 BRO N 36 93 15 22 0 11 .237 .304 .290 3 1 9 15 0 4 2 0 2
1923 BRO N 40 126 15 30 0 15 .238 .284 .278 3 1 7 15 1 7 0 0 0
1924 BRO N 40 124 11 37 0 7 .298 .331 .323 3 0 5 13 1 3 1 0 0
1925 BRO N 34 96 12 24 1 14 .250 .308 .344 4 1 8 25 0 2 0 0 0
1926 BRO N 31 81 4 18 0 9 .222 .259 .272 4 0 4 8 0 3 2 0 0
1927 NY N 39 96 10 18 0 6 .188 .228 .229 4 0 5 16 0 5 0 0 0
1928 PIT N 48 131 17 42 0 16 .321 .341 .397 8 1 4 15 0 5 1 0 0
1929 PIT N 33 91 11 26 0 12 .286 .316 .385 3 3 4 10 0 2 0 0 0
1930 STL N 23 57 9 15 0 10 .263 .323 .333 4 0 5 12 0 3 0 0 0
1930 BOS N 11 16 3 3 0 3 .188 .235 .250 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
1930 TOT N 34 73 12 18 0 13 .247 .304 .315 5 0 6 14 0 5 0 0 0
1931 STL N 29 76 4 14 0 8 .184 .195 .184 0 0 1 10 0 9 0 0 0
1932 CHI N 30 44 4 11 0 5 .250 .267 .273 1 0 0 9 1 5 1 0 0
1933 STL N 4 5 1 1 0 1 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1933 CHI N 17 20 1 3 0 4 .150 .190 .150 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 1
1933 TOT N 21 25 2 4 0 5 .160 .192 .200 1 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 1
1934 STL N 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1934 PIT N 8 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1934 NY A 10 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 Total 22 9 0 1 0 0 .111 .111 .111 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1934 TOT N 12 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total NL 622 1533 157 380 2 168 .248 .283 .307 62 11 69 241 5 76 15 0 3
Total AL 10 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 632 1535 157 380 2 168 .248 .282 .306 62 11 69 241 5 76 15 0 3

Transactions

  • Sold by Birmingham (Southern Association) to Pittsburgh Pirates (August 5, 1916).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with Chuck Ward and Al Mamaux to Brooklyn Robins in exchange for Casey Stengel and George Cutshaw (January 9, 1918).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Robins to New York Giants as part of 3-team trade in which Philadelphia Phillies sent George Harper to New York Giants; Philadelphia Phillies sent Butch Henline to Brooklyn Robins; and New York Giants sent Jack Scott and Fresco Thompson to Philadelphia Phillies (January 9, 1927).
  • Traded by New York Giants to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Vic Aldridge (February 11, 1928).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to Boston Braves in exchange for Percy Jones and cash (April 9, 1930).
  • Traded by Boston Braves to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Fred Frankhouse and Bill Sherdel (June 16, 1930).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Bud Teachout and Hack Wilson (December, 1931).
  • Released by Chicago Cubs (July 30, 1933).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (July 31, 1933).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (May 15, 1934).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (May 30, 1934).
  • Released by New York Yankees (August 5, 1934).
  • Signed by Pittsburgh Pirates (August 8, 1934).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (October 11, 1934).

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