» August 4, 1905:
At Boston, Harvard Eddie Grant makes his ML debut, collecting three hits for Cleveland. But Boston wins, 7–5. Grant will go hitless tomorrow in an 8–4 loss to Cy Young, and be sent down to the minors. He'll resurface with the Phillies in 1907.
» July 27, 1909:
The Phillies sweep a pair from Brooklyn, winning 7–0 and 3–2. Light hitting Eddie Grant collects his 1st ML home run, off Deacon Phillippe.
» October 2, 1909: Eddie Grant of the Phils is 7-for-7 against the Giants' Rube Marquard and Christy Mathewson, as the Phils sweep two. Marquard is clobbered in the opener, allowing 16 hits and nine runs, and George McQuillan outpitches Mathewson in the nitecap for a 2-1 victory. Mathewson ends the season with an ERA of 1.14 and a career-high winning percentage of .806.
» June 4, 1911: The Reds roll over the Braves, setting a since tied record of 13 different players scoring. Four runs come in on Eddie Grant's grand slam off Jiggs Parson.
» May 22, 1913:
The Giants send Red Ames, Heinie Groh, and outfielder Josh Devore to Cincinnati for P Art Fromme and infielder Eddie Grant. The little-used Groh will star in Cincinnati, and eventually manage the team. Devore will be sold to the Phillies in August. Grant, a starter until today, will not play until June 4th, so there is some confusion (as noted by Cliff Blau) about whether he was sold on that date or part of today's trade.
» October 5, 1918:
NL infielder Eddie Grant is killed in action in
the Argonne forest in France.
» November 1, 1918: Outfielder Alex Burr is killed in France on his 25th birthday, the 3rd major leaguer to die of WWI. MLB players killed in WWI include Alex Burr, Larry Chappell (in eight days), Eddie Grant, Ralph Sharman, and Bun Troy. World War two ML casualties will be Elmer Gedeon, James Trimble and Harry O'Neill. Bob Neighbors will be listed as Missing in Action in Korea to complete the casualty list. There will be no ML players killed in Korea.
» May 30, 1921:
A memorial to Captain Eddie Grant, killed in action in the Argonne Forest October 20, 1918, is unveiled at the Polo Grounds.
» June 26, 1938: Carl Hubbell wins his 200th game, as the Giants beat the visiting Cubs 5–1 and stretch their lead over the 2nd-place Reds to two games. Larry French takes the loss. Newly acquired Bob Seeds, up from Newark, leads the way with a 470-foot inside the park homer to the Eddie Grant memorial in dead center.
» June 15, 1940: Harry Danning hits for the cycle, as the Giants beat visiting Pittsburgh. Danning's home run is an inside-the-park hit that lands 460 feet on the fly in front of the Giants' clubhouse. It lodges behind the Eddie Grant memorial, and CF Vince DiMaggio cannot extricate the ball in time. Danning is the last player this century to include an IPHR in his cycle. The Giants win 12-1, their 8th straight win.