Burleigh Grimes

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Birthday
18, 1893
Birthplace
Emerald, WI
Death Date
Dec 6, 1985 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1893
Birthplace
Emerald, WI
Death Date
Dec 6, 1985 (92)

About

MLB pitcher who won 270 games during his long career. He led the National League in strikeouts in 1921 and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win a World Series Championship in 1931.

Before Fame

As a child, he worked in a lumber mill for one dollar a day.

Trivia

He was the last pitcher in major league history who was allowed to throw a spitball.

Family Life

He was married five times and had no children.

Associated With

He won a World Series title with St. Louis in 1931 along with Hall of Fame second baseman Frankie Frisch.