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Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes (Baseball.  Born, Emerald, WI, Aug. 18, 1893; died, Clear Lake, WI, Dec. 6, 1985.)  Of the nine spitball pitchers allowed to ply their messy trade legally after the 1919 season, Burleigh Arland Grimes made the biggest impression, pitching for all three New York teams of his time.  Grimes spent most of his best […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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