October 31st, 2012

Burleigh Grimes

October 31, 1931 – The St. Louis Cardinals releasedright-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the Majors. Grimes compiled a lifetime 237-190 record, including 158 wins with Brooklyn from 1918-26. Grimes later managed the Dodgers in 1937-38. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964 and passed away at age 92 in 1985.

Burleigh Grimes

October 31, 1931 – The St. Louis Cardinals releasedright-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the Majors. Grimes compiled a lifetime 237-190 record, including 158 wins with Brooklyn from 1918-26. Grimes later managed the Dodgers in 1937-38. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964 and passed away at age 92 in 1985.