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Burleigh Grimes from the Chronology
Feb 2, 1964 - The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee tabs Red Faber Burleigh Grimes Tim Keefe Heinie Manush John Montgomery Ward and Miller Huggins for induction the biggest veterans class ever. Keefe and Ward were teammates and brothers-in-law with Ward married to the famous actress Helen Dauvrey and Keefe married to her sister Clara Gibson.
Jul 13, 1941 - Former ML player Eddie Mayo playing for Los Angeles (Pacific Coast League) is accused of spitting in the face of umpire Ray Snyder during an argument. PCL President W. C. Tuttle suspends Mayo for one year. Mayo protests that he never spat and after a series of hearings with minor-league czar Judge Brabham he will be reinstated on September 5 and finish the season with the Angels. Burleigh Grimes managing Grand Rapids in the Michigan State League last year was banned for a year for a similar offense.
Jul 27, 1938 - In a raucous game in Brooklyn pop bottles fly as the Cubs shell the Dodgers 10-8 scoring twice in the 9th. Manager Burleigh Grimes and captain Leo Durocher are tossed after protesting an out call at 2B that would have loaded the sacks for the Dodgers. When Billy Jurges appears to muff a DP ball at the keystone sack umpire Bill Klem who is close to the action calls him out on a signal from 3B ump Ziggy Sears. That results in the pop bottles flying and Sears tossing the 2 protesting Dodgers. It also results in Larry MacPhail complaining after the game that Klem missed a call 10 feet away and he was demanding a meeting with the umps and Ford Frick. Catcher Gilly Campbell has 3 hits but allows Hack (who will lead the NL with 16) and Galan to steal a base while he argues with umpire Ballanfant that a pitch should have been strike 3 and not ball 4. It was strike 3. Rip Collins has 4 hits and 3 RBI for Chicago.
Oct 3, 1937 - Hal Schumacher the first of 3 pitchers for the Giants is credited with the win as the Giants trip the Dodgers 4-1. Schumacher belts a 3-run HR in the 2nd. Manager Burleigh Grimes uses a ML record tying 23 players in the game. Grimes is also thumbed out of the game for the 10th time this season.
Sep 12, 1937 - The Phils edge the Dodgers 2-1 behind Wayne LeMaster's 10-inning masterpiece. Eddie Wilson's grand slam gives Brooklyn the nitecap 9-5. Dodger manager Burleigh Grimes is thumbed out of game 2 for the 9th time this season.
Aug 21, 1937 - In a 6-4 win over the Bees Brooklyn OF Johnny Cooney ties a ML record with 4 extra-base hits: 3 doubles and a triple. Brooklyn manager Burleigh Grimes is thumbed for the 7th time this year.
Sep 20, 1934 - Pitching for Pittsburgh Burleigh Grimes the last of the 17 legal spitballers makes his final ML appearance tossing one hitless inning and striking out his last batter Joe Stripp. Grimes relieves Waite Hoyt who loses 2-1 to Brooklyn's Leslie Munns.
May 30, 1934 - Washington's Earl Whitehill pitches a one-hitter allowing a 9th-inning single by Ben Chapman to defeat Lefty Gomez of the Yankees 1-0. In the nitecap Yankee reliever Burleigh Grimes pitches the last 4 innings to pick up his 269th win 5-4 in 11 innings. It is his first AL appearance and the last win for the Cooperstown-bound Grimes as well as the last legal win by a spitballer.
May 29, 1934 - The Yankees purchase—some would say rent—spitballer Burleigh Grimes from the Pittsburgh Pirates. After 10 appearances with the Yankees, the Yanks will release Grimes and the Pirates will reobtain him.
May 26, 1934 - After eleven days and eight appearances with the Pirates a winded and dry-mouthed Burleigh Grimes is sold to the Yankees. Pittsburgh acquired the spitballer on the 15th from the Cardinals.
Sep 22, 1932 - The Cubs announce WS shares and snub former player-manager Rogers Hornsby. Late-season arrival Mark Koenig gets just a half share. Hornsby appeals to Judge Landis arguing that he was an active player for two-thirds of the season and deserved a full share. Landis turns him down. In today's contest Cubs Burleigh Grimes loses 7-0 to Hal Smith of the Pirates. It's Hal's first major league start and his only decision of the year.
Sep 10, 1932 - Dodger OF Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season. It is a dramatic 9th-inning 2-run shot that beats Burleigh Grimes and the Cubs 4-3. Frederick's 6 pinch-hit HRs doubles the previous record of 3 held by Ham Hyatt in 1913 Cy Williams in 1928 and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just 9 pinch-hits altogether his HR percentage is a ML record.
Aug 27, 1932 - In the first of two games in Chicago Kiki Cuyler hits a 3-run homer to lead the Cubs to 6-1 win over the Giants. Cuyler adds two hits in the 2nd game win 5-0 the 9th win in a row for the rampaging Cubs. Burleigh Grimes and Bob Smith each record complete-game wins for Chicago now 5 games in front of Brooklyn.
Dec 11, 1931 - Despite 2 wins in the WS‚ spitball veteran Burleigh Grimes is traded by the Cards to the Cubs for the fallen Hack Wilson. Wilson will be offered just $7‚500 reflecting the owner's new austerity drive. Grimes will have 3 losing seasons in Chicago before calling it quits.
Oct 10, 1931 - Connie Mack sends George Earnshaw out to win the final game as he had in 1930. However Burleigh Grimes carries a 4-0 lead into the 9th before he weakens. The A's score twice and have 2 runners on base with 2 outs when Bill Hallahan rescues Grimes. Max Bishop lines out to Pepper Martin for the final out as the Cardinals take the Series 4 games to 3. As in the 1929 and 1930 WS the A's finish the 1931 WS with no stolen bases: Martin steals 5 for the Cards.
Oct 5, 1931 - Because of a Pennsylvania law banning baseball on Sunday an extra day is added as the Series moves to Philadelphia. Lefty Grove pitches the 3rd game with 3 days rest. However Burleigh Grimes who had lost twice to Grove in 1930 has a no-hitter until the 8th inning winning 5-2. Pepper Martin continues to excite the crowds with 2 more hits scoring twice.
Sep 18, 1931 - In a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals the Giants' Mel Ott is beaned by Burleigh Grimes in the 5th inning. Ott suffers a brain concussion and with the Cardinals clinching the pennant he sits out the rest of the season.
Jul 24, 1931 - The Cards stretch their lead to 8 games by sweeping a pair from the Phillies 10-0 and 7-2. Flint Rhem coasts in the lidlifter as the Cards collect 17 hits. Burleigh Grimes wins the nitecap.
Jun 16, 1931 - At St. Louis the Phils Chuck Klein hits a solo HR in the 1st inning off Burleigh Grimes to account for the only scoring till the 9th. With one out in the bottom of the 9th George Watkins and Frankie Frisch hit back to back homers off Ray Benge to win 2-1.
Oct 6, 1930 - The A's take the lead in the Series 3 games to 2 when George Earnshaw and Lefty Grove combine to shut out the Cardinals 2-0 on 3 hits. Philadelphia's runs come in the top of the 9th when Burleigh Grimes is tagged for a long 2-run HR by Jimmie Foxx.
Oct 1, 1930 - The World Series opens with a Wednesday game at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. The defending World Champion Athletics are held to 5 hits by Burleigh Grimes. Lefty Grove limits the Cards to a pair of runs as the A's capitalize on their power. Their 5 hits include HRs by Mickey Cochrane and Al Simmons' 2 triples and a double providing Philadelphia with single runs in 5 different innings and a 5-2 victory.
Aug 29, 1930 - In the Cubs' 2nd successive extra-inning game Pat Malone beats Burleigh Grimes 9-8 in 13 innings to halt the Cardinals' 9-game win streak. With captain Charlie Grimm out of the lineup with a spike wound the Cubs sign George Kelly released a month earlier by Reds.
Aug 10, 1930 - In a Sunday doubleheader in St. Louis 21000 fans cheer as the Cards sweep two from the first place Dodgers. Burleigh Grimes takes the opener 8-2 despite Babe Herman starting a triple play for Brooklyn. Bill Hallahan K's 12 to win the nitecap 4-0. The 4th place Cards are now 9 games behind Brooklyn.
Jul 26, 1930 - At Boston 33000 fans are on hand for Rabbit Maranville Day and to watch the Braves play a doubleheader with the Cardinals. The captain-shortstop receives numerous gifts between games including a car a chest of silver and a $1000 in gold. A three run rally in the 8th by St. Louis wins the opener 5-4 for Burleigh Grimes. The Braves win the nitecap 6-5 behind sterling relief work by Bob Smith. Cards' acting manager Frankie Frisch has 4 hits and a stolen base in game 2.
Jun 16, 1930 - The Reds hammer Burleigh Grimes for three innings and coast to an 11-1 win over the Braves. Tony Cuccinello and Wally Berger hit homers and Bennie Frey pitches a complete game win. After the game the Braves send Grimes to the Cardinals for Fred Frankhouse and Wee Willie Sherdel.
Jun 15, 1930 - The Cardinals swap spit acquiring veteran Burleigh Grimes from the Braves for another spitballer Wee Willie Sherdel and young P Fred Frankhouse. The Braves had picked up Grimes from Pittsburgh 2 months earlier. Grimes will win 17 for the Birds in 1931 while Frankhouse will win the same in Boston in 1934.
Apr 9, 1930 - Burleigh Grimes veteran spitballer in a contract dispute with the Pirates is sold to the Boston Braves. Boston will trade Grimes the last of the legal spitballers to the Cardinals where he will be a key contributor in their pennant drive.
Jun 16, 1929 - The Reds beat Burleigh Grimes 8-1 ending the Pirate spitballer's 10-game win streak. He'll finish 17-7 the top Pittsburgh hurler. The Bucs win the opener 8-3 behind Heine Meine's pitching and 4 hits by Lloyd Waner.
Jun 3, 1929 - After losing 2 straight to the Phils the Pirates wreak vengeance on the visiting Quakers beating them 14-2. The Phils pull off a triple play in the 4th to keep the scoring down. Burleigh Grimes wins his 9th straight with no defeats.
May 5, 1929 - The Braves play their first Sunday home game in history losing to Pittsburgh 7-2 before 35000. The winning pitcher is Burleigh Grimes who helps his own cause by starting a 3rd inning triple play (1-5-2-5-4-2) on a grounder by Spohrer. Mueller is run down Spohrer is caught trying to reach 2B and Maranville is caught trying to score. The Bucs have 4 triples one each by the Waners.
Aug 9, 1928 - The Pirates shoot down the Cardinals 5-4 to cut the St. Louis lead to 4 games. Carmel Hill with relief help from Burleigh Grimes is the winner. For 5th place Pittsburgh it is their 8th win in a row and 24th in their last 31 games.
Jul 26, 1928 - Carl Hubbell makes his ML debut against the Pirates. He pitches a scoreless 1st inning but the Pirates score 5 in the 2nd to knock him out. Pittsburgh wins 7-5 behind Burleigh Grimes.
Apr 12, 1928 - The Cards Grover Alexander opens his 18th season by shutting out the Pirates 5-0 on 7 hits and beating Burleigh Grimes. It is Pete's 90th and last career shutout an NL record. The Cards beat the Pirates yesterday behind Jess Haines to open the season. Frankie Frisch homers for the 2nd straight game.
Feb 11, 1928 - The Giants and Pirates swap pitchers: Burleigh Grimes for Vic Aldridge. Grimes 19-8 with the Giants will lead the NL in wins in 1928 with 25 after his return to Pittsburgh. Aldridge holds out till May 3 and then will win just 4 games for New York.
Sep 26, 1927 - After 13 straight wins Giants' spitballer Burleigh Grimes takes a loss as the Phils win 9-2 for just their 50th win of the year. The Giants are now in 3rd place 3 1/2 games back with just 5 to play.
Jul 4, 1927 - At Ebbets Field the Giants twice clip the Robins winning 4-3 in 11 innings then taking the nitecap 9-4. George Harper's single off Jim Elliot brings home the winning run in the opener: Rogers Hornsby thought he had clouted the winning homer when he lofts a drive over the flagpole on the RF line but after completing his trot around the bases finds out it was called foul. Rajah hits a 3-run homer in the nitecap as Burleigh Grimes coasts home with a victory.
Jun 21, 1927 - Boston edges the New York Giants 7-5 in 10 innings behind the heavy hitting of Shanty Hogan. Hogan gets into a punching match with Heinie Mueller in the 8th inning hits his first ML homer in the 9th off Burleigh Grimes to tie the game then hits a 2-run homer in the 10th to win it.
May 12, 1927 - The Giants edge the Cardinals 3-2 scoring the winning run in the 11th when Taylor Douthit drops a fly ball. Starter Pete Alexander is the loser to Burleigh Grimes. Lester Bell is 0-for-5 with 5 strikeouts for the Birds.
Jan 9, 1927 - In a 3-way deal P Burleigh Grimes goes from Brooklyn to the Giants C Butch Henline goes from Philadelphia to Brooklyn and Giants 2B Fresco Thompson and P Jack Scott wind up with the Phils.
Sep 22, 1925 - P Burleigh Grimes of Brooklyn has only himself to blame for losing 3-2 to the Cubs in the 12th. While he masterfully scatters 16 hits he not only goes hitless at the plate but bangs into 2 double plays and in the 11th a triple play.
Oct 20, 1924 - Following a drunk and disorderly party in Wenatchee Washington yesterday the barnstorming Brooklyn Dodgers are no match for a semipro team in Everett losing 15-3. The Dodgers make 8 errors including 3 by starting pitcher Burleigh Grimes. Bernie Neis Johnny Mitchell Eddie Brown and Milt Stock spent last night in jail following the brawl in Wenatchee and did not make the train to today's game (as reported by Dave Larson). Charles Ebbets paid the costs of damage at the Elham hotel and the medical costs for injured bellboy William Weaver who was slugged by one of the Dodgers. He also paid the fine of $200 each for the four players.
Sep 24, 1924 - Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes dusts 6 batters in the first two innings and bests the Cubs 6-5. Reliever Rip Wheeler takes the loss. 30000 Brooklyn fans celebrate the team's showing at the 160th Street Regiment Armory where each player receives a gold watch. Manager Robinson predicts that the Robins will overtake the Giants in the next few days.
Aug 1, 1924 - At Brooklyn Dazzy Vance (17-4) strikes out 7 Cubs in a row-14 in all-in a 4-0 win for the Robins. It is Dazzy's 5th win in a row enroute to 15 straight wins. Vance will lead NL pitchers with 28 wins a 2.16 ERA 30 complete games and 262 strikeouts as rare a triple crown for a pitcher as the batting version. With Burleigh Grimes' 22-13 Zack Wheat's .375 and Jack Fournier's league-leading 27 HR the Robins will nip at the Giants' heels all season and finish just 11?2 games back.
Jun 19, 1923 - Bubbles Hargrave drives in the lone run of the game in the 11th to give the Reds a 1–0 win over the Dodgers. Dolf Luque, in the midst of a 29-inning scoreless skein, beats Burleigh Grimes. Grimes will set a post-1900 record this year with decisions in all 39 of his starts (21-18).
Sep 20, 1922 - Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes stops the Cardinals on 3 scratch hits to win the opener 6-1 of twinbill against St. Louis. Grimes also snaps Rogers Hornsby's hit streak at 33 games which still stands as a Cardinal record. Hornsby recovers his stroke in the nightcap and hits 2 HRs as the Cards outslug the Robins 13-7.
Aug 18, 1922 - Irish Meusel leads the offense for the first-place Giants as he drives in 5 runs on 5 hits, including a homer, in 17–11 victory over the Cubs. The Giants score 10 runs in the 5th inning. Burleigh Grimes has 4 hits and 6 RBIs for the Cubs.
Jun 21, 1922 - The Robins collect 19 hits to Pittsburgh's 25 but Brooklyn wins, 15–14, scoring three runs on three errors in the 10th. Burleigh Grimes wins in relief. For the Bucs, Carson Bigbee has 5 hits, including 2 doubles and a triple, while Clyde Barnhart has 4 hits and 4 RBIs. Three players have 3 hits for Brooklyn.
Jun 4, 1921 - The Pirates' Wilbur Cooper who with Burleigh Grimes will lead the NL with 22 wins loses his first after 8 straight victories. The Giants drub him 12-0. The Giants are on top but only for a few days; the Pirates will regain the lead.
Dec 17, 1920 - The AL votes to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. The NL will do the same. There will be 17 designated spitters in all‚ 8 in the NL and 9 in the AL. For the NL‚ the spitball pitchers are: Bill Doak‚ Phil Douglas‚ Dana Fillingim‚ Ray Fisher‚ Marv Goodwin‚ Burleigh Grimes‚ Clarence Mitchell‚ and Dick Rudolph. For the AL: Doc Ayers‚ Ray "Slim" Caldwell‚ Stan Coveleskie‚ Red Faber‚ H.B. "Dutch" Leonard‚ Jack Quinn‚ Allan Russell‚ Urban Shocker‚ and Allen Sothoron. One story has the White Sox forgetting to name Frank Shellenback as a spitball pitcher‚ forcing him to go the PCL to throw a wet one‚ and where he wins 296 games.
Oct 12, 1920 - Stan Coveleski wins his 3rd complete game of the Series and the Indians wrap it up as Dodger bats are silent again. Burleigh Grimes is nicked for single scores in the 4th 5th and 7th for a 3-0 loss. Utility IF Jack Sheehan plays 3B for Brooklyn and gets his 2nd hit of the Series the same number of hits he had during the season. These 4 are his only ML hits. Brooklyn manager Robinson upset with Marquard's arrest keeps Rube on the bench: the Dodgers have already made the decision to unload the pitcher. Rube's wife "Blossom Seeley" -her vaudeville name comes to the same conclusion and files for divorce next week.
Oct 10, 1920 - In the bottom of the first of an event-laden game Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes gives up hits to Charlie Jamieson Bill Wambsganss and Speaker. OF Elmer Smith then hits the first grand slam in WS history jumping on a Grimes spitter in the opening inning. In the 3rd P Jim Bagby comes up with 2 on and crashes another Grimes delivery for a 3-run HR the first ever by a pitcher in WS play. Bagby is roughed for 13 hits but he gets out of jams with the aid of 3 DPs and an unassisted triple play. In the 5th with Pete Kilduff on 2B and Otto Miller on 1B relief pitcher Clarence Mitchell hits a line drive at SS Wambsganss who steps on 2B and tags the off-and-running Miller before he can retreat. Cleveland dominates 8-1.
Oct 6, 1920 - When Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits for Cleveland in the 9th inning of game 2 his brother Jimmy is playing 3B for Brooklyn. They become the first brothers to take opposite sides in a WS. Spitballer Burleigh Grimes (23-11) strands 10 Indians while the Robins chip away at Jim Bagby (31-12) for 3 single tallies and a 3-0 Series evener.
Sep 3, 1920 - The Dodgers Burleigh Grimes stops the Phillies on 4 hits to win 6-0. Zack Wheat leads the offense with 2 triples and a double as the hosts drive out George Smith in the 7th totaling 14 hits. For Smith this is the first of a ML record-tying 14 straight losses to the Dodgers through
May 31, 1920 - The Dodgers capture both ends of the holiday twinbill against the Giants and climb into a first-place tie with the Cubs. Burleigh Grimes wins the opener 5-2 and is 3-for-3 at bat. Al Mamaux takes the nitecap 5-1 leading the way with a pair of hits.
Feb 9, 1920 - The Joint Rules Committee bans all foreign substances or other alterations to the ball by pitchers including saliva resin talcum powder paraffin and the shine and emery ball. A pitcher caught cheating will be suspended for 10 days. The AL allows each club to name just 2 pitchers who will be allowed to use the pitch for one more season. The NL allows each club to name all its spitball pitchers. No pitchers other than those designated will be permitted to use it and none at all after 1920 (though this will be changed in December). The list of grandfathered spitballers will include Red Faber (White Sox) (Doc Ayers and Dutch Leonard (Tigers) Ray Caldwell and Stan Coveleski (Indians) Bill Doak (Cardinals) Phil Douglas (Giants) Dana Fillingim (Braves) Ray Fisher (Reds) Marv Goodwin (Cardinals) Burleigh Grimes and Clarence Mitchell (Dodgers) Jack Quinn (Yankees) Dick Rudolph (Braves) Allan Russell (Red Sox) Urban Shocker and Allen Sothoron (Browns).
Aug 31, 1919 - The Giants top the Robins 4-3 with the help of Bill Klem who thumbs out the entire Brooklyn bench except for manager Robinson and the batboy. Adding injury to insult Brooklyn P Burleigh Grimes is spiked covering 1B and will miss the rest of the campaign.
May 14, 1919 - At Brooklyn Hy Myers starts the scoring with a 3rd inning solo shot over the right centerfield wall reportedly the longest homer ever hit at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers score another run and Burleigh Grimes wins 2-0 over the Reds the 7th win in a row for Brooklyn over the eventual pennant winners. For Myers it is his only HR at home-he'll hit 4 on the road-as he will lead the league in slugging with a .436 average and RBIs with 73 both the lowest top totals in ML history.
May 6, 1919 - The Dodgers overcome a 7 run deficit to beat the visiting Phillies 11-9. Four hits and 4 errors in the first give the Phils 6 runs and a Williams homer in the 2nd is the extra point. Burleigh Grimes goes the distance for the win.
Apr 30, 1919 - Like kissing your sister. Joe Oeschger goes 20 innings for the Phils in a 9-9 marathon against Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes. Both teams score three runs in the 19th. Oeschger walks 5 gives up 22 hits while Grimes walks 5 and allows up 15 hits. Brooklyn's Hy Meyers hits the game's only HR.
Aug 24, 1918 - The Cubs increase their NL lead to 11 1/2 games taking two from the Dodgers. Burleigh Grimes is roughed up for 15 hits in the opener and takes his first loss in 10 games and Bill Killefer outguesses former teammate Larry Cheney in the nitecap for a 3-1 win. With the score tied and a man on 3B Cheney attempts to walk Killefer but the Cub catcher throws his bat at the ball and connects for a single.
Aug 14, 1918 - Sailor Burleigh Grimes pitches Brooklyn to a 4-2 win over the Phils. The Phils take the lead but veteran Jimmy Archer relieves young Mack Wheat behind the plate in the 5th and Grimes' spitball works to perfection after that.
Aug 10, 1918 - In Brooklyn the Robins take the opener over the Phils 4-0 behind Burleigh Grimes' two hitter. Zack Wheat has 3 of the Robins' 7 hits off loser Joe Oeschger. In the nitecap a fair call in the 4th inning on a drive by Cy Williams prompt all the Brooklyn players to rush umpire Charley Moran. Moran's call a double is just one of 4 hits that veteran Jack Coombs allows. The Phils win 3-2 however and it takes a dozen policemen to protect Moran after the game.
Aug 7, 1918 - Brooklyn slows the Cubs' victory drive by beating Chicago 3-2 behind Burleigh Grimes. All the Robins scoring comes on a 3-run homer by Mack Wheat-his first in the majors while his brother Zack has a single to stretch his hitting streak to 26 games. Phil Douglas takes the loss for the Cubs.
Jul 27, 1918 - Brooklyn takes the first of two games against last-place St. Louis winning 2-0 behind the 6-hit pitching of Dick Robertson. Mickey Doolin leads the Superbas with 3 hits and a stolen base. The nitecap is another story: Brooklyn starts rookie righthander Harry Heitmann the IL Iron man who pitched two doubleheaders at Rochester. Heitmann is stationed in Brooklyn by the Navy. The young sailor is swamped with two triples and two singles in the first 5 batters and is relieved by Burleigh Grimes. It's Heitmann's first and last ML appearance leaving him with a career ERA of 108.00. (TSN shows Heitmann with 1/3 IP while the NY Times and NY Telegram list him as retiring no batters) St. Louis tallies 26 hits in racking up a 22-7 slugfest win. Bob Fisher Gene Paulette Hornsby and McHenry each score 4 runs. Fisher collects a triple and homer while George Anderson has a double and two triples to go along with his single. Winning pitcher Bill Sherdel only lasts to the 5th but has a sacrifice fly and hits a 2-run homer over RF Jack Coombs' head. In the 7th Coombs relieves losing pitcher Burleigh Grimes and in 3 innings allows 12 hits and 10 runs.
Jul 10, 1918 - Reds pitchers Jimmy Ring and Mike Regan combine to whitewash the Robins winning 7-0 and 5-0. Brooklyn manages 6 hits in the opener and two in second game. Lee Magee and Edd Roush combine for 6 hits and 4 runs off Burleigh Grimes in game 2.
Jul 2, 1918 - In Boston proceedings started to determine the status of professional baseball players under the new work or fight rules. Summons were sent to 14 Boston Braves-all the players except Wally Rehg Ray Powell and Joe Kelly who will enter the U.S. Navy Reserve this week. Three other players-Buck Herzog Ed Konetchy and Tom Hughes-are beyond the draft age. Meanwhile the Braves host the Dodgers. Burleigh Grimes allows just three hits and tallies three himself as he spins a 4-0 win.
May 4, 1918 - Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes loser of 13 straight games starting on May 10 1917 breaks his losing streak with a 3-hit 2-0 win over the Phils. Prendergast takes the loss.
Sep 14, 1916 - Four days after his first appearance Pirate rookie Burleigh Grimes makes his first start against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn breaks a scoreless tie with 2 runs in the 7th after Honus Wagner flubs a DP grounder hit by Casey Stengel. Wagner who ostensibly had told the rookie to have Stengel hit the ball to short reportedly says "Those damn big feet of mine have always been in my way (Okrent & Wulf)." Pittsburgh scores 2 in the 8th to tie but pitcher Larry Cheney hits a run-scoring double in the bottom of the 9th to win it for Brooklyn.