Burleigh Grimes pitched for six National League teams, won 20 games five times, led the league in complete games four times, chalked up a 270-212 lifetime record and was elected to the 'Hall of Fame'. Burleigh Grimes was the last of baseball's legal spit-ball pitchers. Pitching for Brooklyn, Grimes' record from 1919-1924 was 19-9, 23-11, 22-13, 17-14, 21-18 and 22-13. In 1918 he posted a 2.14 ERA, started 30 games, completed 19 with 7 shutouts, pitched in relief 10 times in 269.7 innings. In 1928 at age 35 while pitching for the Pirates, Grimes went 25-14, led the NL in wins, complete games - 28, innings pitched - 331, and shutouts with 4. From 1929-1931, he posted a 50-27 record while pitching for the Pirates, Boston Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. Burleigh Grimes career stats: 270-212, .560 pct, 3,53 ERA, 616 Games, 497 GS, 314 GC, 35 shutouts in 4179.7 innings.
Burleigh Grimes photo from Chicago Daily News Collection and Chicago Historical Society