Charlie Grimm

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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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Charlie Grimm was a .290 career hitter with 2,299 hits

Charlie Grimm was a .290 career hitter with 2,299 hits

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 .290 average over his 20-year career. As a first baseman, Grimm hit .300 or better in six seasons. Twice he hi
Grimm followed his playing career with a 19-year run as a manager

Grimm followed his playing career with a 19-year run as a manager

As a manager Charlie Grimm guided the Cubs to three National League championships, only to lose in the World Series each time. First Grimm’s club played the Yankees in the 1932 Series that was highlighted by Babe Ruth’s supposed called shot. Three years later it was the Tigers that turne
Grimm served as manager for Hank Aaron's first four MLB seasons

Grimm served as manager for Hank Aaron's first four MLB seasons

Hank Aaron broke into the big leagues in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves and made an immediate impact. For the first four years of his career, the manager of the Braves was Charlie Grimm. Over that four-year span, Aaron was a three-time All Star and league MVP. By the time Grimm was fired, Aaron had

One response to “Charlie Grimm”

  1. rich leiberman says:

    Agreed best player I have ever seen.

    Rich Leiberman Wahl

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