Charlie Grimm

Birthdate 08/28/1898
Death Date 11/15/1983
Debut Year 1916
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies
Positions First Base, Manager

Called “perhaps the best ever” defensive first baseman by Bill James, Charlie Grimm had 2,299 hits and three pennants as a manager of the Cubs.

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1933 Who's Who in Baseball photo signed by Charlie Grimm

1933 Who's Who in Baseball photo signed by Charlie Grimm

Charlie Grimm is in the Hall of Fame discussion because of his long and distinguished playing career followed by a successful 19-year run as a manager. Grimm amassed 2,299 career hits and a .295 average over his 20-year career. As a manager Grimm guided the Cubs to three
Hank Aaron thanks his first big league manager Charlie Grimm for his congratulatory telegram

Hank Aaron thanks his first big league manager Charlie Grimm for his congratulatory telegram

Hank Aaron broke into the big leagues in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves and made an immediate impact. For the first for years of his career, the manager of the Braves was Charlie Grimm. Over that four-year span, Aaron was a three-time
Envelope for Hank Aaron's letter to Charlie Grimm

Envelope for Hank Aaron's letter to Charlie Grimm

Collectors often keep the envelope that letters come in not so much for the collectable value of their own but as a way of authenticating the letter itself. Shown here is the envelope for the letter from Hank Aaron to Grimm addressed to Grimm at his Scottsdale residence. A postmark
Charlie Grimm endorsement release from 1928

Charlie Grimm endorsement release from 1928

Charlie Grimm signed this agreement with the Atlantic Lithograph and Printing Co. on April 28, 1928. It reads, “Permission is given herewith to use my portrait for reproduction as per letter of Frederick G. Lieb, this permission not to be used as a testimonial.” Grimm’s Hall of Fam

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