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Charlie Grimm Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHARLIE GRIMM
Born: August 28, 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri
Died: November 15, 1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Player Career
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 5' 11.5" Weight: 173
Managed First Game: August 4, 1932 ; Managed Final Game: May 4, 1960
Awards and Achievements
Named Minor League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News (1951)
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Charlie Grimm (1898-1983) was an ebullient, fun-loving fellow who frolicked through 20 seasons as a player. He was also a tolerant manager who could coax career-best performances from mediocre players and gave free rein to his stars. Grimm was the most skillful first baseman of his era. He won nine fielding titles wearing a small mitt and ranging wide of the bag. He had a 23-game hitting streak in 1923. Grimm managed the Cubs (1932-1938, 1944-1949, 1960), winning four NL pennants. In between, he managed the Braves (1952-1956). In the 1940s he was a play by play announcer for Chicago's WBBM Radio. After his death, his widow was allowed to scatter his ashes over Wrigley Field.
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