When Moe Berg held out in 1931, White Sox scouts combed the minors for another catcher,
coming up with Grube. In 1932 Chicago acquired Charlie Berry, who had beaten out
Grube for the first-string catching job at Lafayette College and did so again with
the White Sox. On the football field, Grube succeeded Berry as star end at Lafayette
College and then followed him into the NFL for a season (1928) before turning to
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 30, 1932:
At Cleveland, the Tribe takes a pair from the White Sox, 12–6 and 12–11. Afterwards, Chicago claims the umpire George Moriarty deliberately made wrong calls and the ump fights with Sox players under the stands. Moriarty breaks his fist knocking down pitcher Milt Gaston, but he is pummeled by manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube. The ump ends up in the hospital while Fonseca and three players will receive fines for the fight. Will Harridge will suspend Gaston for 10 days, fine him $500, and rebuke Moriarty.