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Charlie Grimm from the Chronology
Jun 28, 1999 - Hack Wilson ups his RBI total for the 1930 season to 191. 69 years after the season an RBI is added by the commissioner's office which also gives Babe Ruth six additional walks raising his career-record total to 2062. ``There is no doubt that Hack Wilson's RBI total should be 191'' commissioner Bud Selig said. ``I am sensitive to the historical significance that accompanies the correction of such a prestigious record especially after so many years have passed but it is important to get it right.'' The missing RBI came from the 2nd game of a doubleheader between Wilson's Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on July 28 1930 where Charlie Grimm was credited with 2 RBIs in the game and Wilson with none. Ruth's walks total is now 2062. Ted Williams is second trailing by 43 and Rickey Henderson of the New York Mets is third 134 behind Ruth.
May 4, 1960 - The Cubs make a trade-with WGN-plucking Lou Boudreau out of the broadcast booth to replace Charlie Grimm (6-11) as manager Jolly Cholly takes Lou's chair behind the mike. The Cubs win 5-1 over the Pirates as Dick Ellsworth gains his first ML victory.
Sep 28, 1959 - Cubs manager Bob Scheffing (208-254) resigns and is replaced by Charlie Grimm making his 3rd appearance in the dugout for the Cubs. Grimm managed the team from 1932-38 and from 1944-49.
Oct 11, 1956 - Cubs owner William Wrigley announces that GM Wid Mathews and manager Stan Hack have resigned. He names John Holland as GM and Charlie Grimm who was fired as manager of the Braves in earl 1956 will return to the Cubs as vice president. Bob Scheffing manager of the LA farm team is named the new Cubs manager.
Apr 29, 1953 - Joe Adcock becomes the first ML player to homer into the CF bleacher seats in the Polo Grounds over 475 feet away. His homer in the 3rd with Pafko on comes off a Jim Hearn fast ball. Luke Easter in a 1948 Negro League game and Schoolboy Rowe in batting practice before a 1933 exhibition game also accomplished the feat. Lou Brock and Hank Aaron will match it is as well in 1962. The Braves win the game 3-2 on a 9th-inning knuckler by Hoyt Wilhelm that eludes Sal Yvars for a wild pitch. Billy Bruton's perfect throw cuts down Monte Irvin for the final out. After the game manager Charlie Grimm buys Adcock's homer for $25 from the fan who caught it.
Apr 11, 1950 - The Texas League Opener between Dallas and Tulsa is staged in the Cotton Bowl. The Dallas starters taking the field include Ty Cobb Mickey Cochrane Tris Speaker Dizzy Dean Travis Jackson Frank Baker Charlie Gehringer as well as Duffy Lewis and Dallas manager Charlie Grimm the two non-Hall of Famers. After Dean throws one pitch the squad is replaced by the regular Dallas Eagles team. 53578 fans the largest paid crowd (since surpassed) in minor-league history cheer.
Jun 12, 1949 - The Cubs (19-31) split a doubleheader with the Braves winning the opener 6-2 then losing 2-0 to teenager Johnny Antonelli. 39-year-old Dutch Leonard is the loser to the 19-year-old bonus chucker. Cub fans give a standing ovation to manager Charlie Grimm in his last appearance in the coaching box.
Jun 10, 1949 - Frank Frisch who began the season as coach of the Giants replaces Charlie Grimm as manager of the last-place Cubs. Frisch was the first choice of Grimm who goes into the front office as a vice president after tomorrow's games. According to Grimm "the Cubs have never had a fighting manager of the Frisch type for forty years. The last manager who'd compare with Frisch in my book is Frank Chance."
May 11, 1944 - The Cubs beat the Phillies 5-3 to snap a 13-game losing streak after Charlie Grimm gives a four-leaf clover to starting P Eddie Hanyzewski who wore it under his cap. The Cubs are now 1-13 on the year.
Jul 20, 1938 - Catcher Gabby Hartnett replaces Charlie Grimm as manager of the 3rd-place Cubs. The Cubs are off today and are 5 1/2 games behind the Pirates and Giants as Hartnett takes over. Grimm goes to the radio booth.
Jun 21, 1936 - At Brooklyn the visiting Cubs take the opener 7-2 behind Curt Davis but in the nitecap Van Mungo stops the Cubs' win streak at 15 by winning 6-4. Charlie Grimm socks a pinch homer in the 8th of game 2 but it's not enough as Bill Lee takes the loss. The Cubs are now a half game behind the Cards who lose to the Giants. The Cubs win streak will be their 2nd longest of the 20th century: last year's 21-game skein is the longest.
Oct 4, 1935 - In game 3 of the World Series AL umpire George Moriarty chases Chicago manager Charlie Grimm and SS Billy Jurges in the 3rd inning. After Chicago ties the game in the bottom of the 9th Detroit scores an unearned run to win in 11. Grimm is the first manager tossed since Frank Chance in 1910.
Aug 16, 1932 - At Wrigley Field 32000 are on hand to celebrate "Charlie Grimm Day" in honor of the Cubs new manager. The Cubs put the icing on the cake by rallying for 4 runs in the 9th inning to beat the Braves 4-3 and retain their one-game lead over the Pirates. Billy Jurges' 2-run single is the winner.
Aug 2, 1932 - The Cubs lose again in Brooklyn 4-2 as Warneke gives up 3 runs in the 8th inning and now trail the Pirates by 5 games. Warneke loses his 2nd in the series after winning 9 straight. Following the loss Cubs president Veeck and Hornsby argue on the train to Philadelphia about the strategy. Further discussion in Veeck's hotel room end with the firing of Rogers Hornsby as a manager. A contributing factor in The Rajah's departure is his gambling and the debts he has run up borrowing money from Cubs' players (Hornsby said to pay debts). Veeck works out a repayment schedule with the money to be subtracted from what the Cubs owe Hornsby on his contract. Affable 1B Charlie Grimm is put in charge of the team and the team will charge in front winning 20 of their next 25 games.
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.
Jul 27, 1930 - In the most efficient relief appearance in history Cincinnati hurler Ken Ash comes in for Larry Benton and throws just one pitch against the Chicago Cubs. With the Reds trailing 3-2 in the top of the 6th Ash's pitch to Charlie Grimm results in a 4-5-2-3-5 triple play. All three outs come on tags with 3B Tony Cuccinello making 2 putouts. Ash is hauled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 6th and the Reds score 4 times then hold on for a 6-5 win. Ash receives credit for the victory his last (of 6) in the ML. Mike Marshall will duplicate the one pitch-three outs in the 1970s.
Jun 16, 1930 - At the Polo Grounds the Cubs down 4-3 in the top of the 9th load the bases with 2 outs against Carl Hubbell. He retires Cuyler and Wilson on pop flies but Riggs Stephenson squibs a infield single to tie the game. Charlie Grimm then hits a grand slam. Shanty Hogan answers with a pinch homer in the bottom of the 9th for the Giants 5th solo homer of the day-a NL record for runs on solo homers-but the Cubs hold on for a 8-5 victory. Terry Jackson Allen and Leach also reach the bleachers.
Oct 12, 1929 - At 45 John Quinn (11-9) gets a start against Root. After giving up a HR to Charlie Grimm with a man on in the 3rd Quinn serves up 4 straight singles to open the 6th and in comes Rube Walberg (18-11). The inning ends with the score 7-0. Trailing 8-0 in the 7th the Athletics in the greatest rally in World Series history shake Chicago by scoring 10 runs for a 10-8 victory. The most damaging play is Hack Wilson's misjudgment of a ?y from Mule Haas's bat which goes for a 3-run inside-the-park HR.
Aug 21, 1929 - Cubs 1B Charlie Grimm is sidelined for the rest of the regular season with a hand injury but he'll be okay for the WS.
May 17, 1927 - Charlie Grimm singles in Hack Wilson with the winning run in the 22nd inning to give the Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Braves at Boston. Braves pitcher Bob Smith goes the distance while Bob Osborn hurls 14 runless relief innings to win for Chicago. He gives up 6 hits while striking out 1. The two teams have now combined for a ML record 40 innings in their last two games. Smith's 22-inning stint the 5th longest in history will not be matched this century. Only Oeschger-Cadore on May 1 1920 and Coombs-Harris on September 1 1906 were longer.
May 28, 1925 - The Cubs tally 11 hits and score 12 runs in the 7th inning to break open the game and win 13-3 at Cincinnati. In the 7th Barney Friberg doubles and triples Charlie Grimm has a single and double and Arnie Statz and pitcher Wilbur Cooper each have two singles.
Apr 24, 1925 - Charlie Grimm playing in his first series in Pittsburgh since the Cubs acquired him bangs out 4 hits including 2 triples and a double to lead Chicago to a 7-2 win. Lefty Emil Yde is the victim of the Grimm reaper with Pete Alexander taking the win.
Oct 27, 1924 - The Cubs trade P Vic Aldridge‚ 1B George Grantham‚ and 1B Al Niehaus to Pittsburgh for 1B Charlie Grimm‚ SS Rabbit Maranville‚ and P Wilbur Cooper. Grantham will hit .300 for 6 seasons with the Bucs‚ while Grimm will play 11 seasons with Chicago‚ eventually becoming player-manager. In 1925‚ Maranville will be named a player-manager as well. Cooper‚ who has averaged 20 wins a year over the past 6 seasona‚ will drop to 12-14 with the Cubs. This past season he picked off 7 runners at 3B.
Jul 3, 1918 - The first-place Cubs finally lose a game to the last-place Cards 2-1 in St. Louis. With the score tied Bob Fisher singles in the 8th steals 2B and 3B and scores on Charlie Grimm's single. Fisher helps again in the 9th inning when he nabs Dode Paskert at 2B with a hidden ball trick.